Rabbi Riskin

“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Shemot 5780

This week’s parsha has been sponsored in memory of Florence Bryskin (Tzipporah bas Mayer Yitzchak and Henya) on the occasion of her Yahrzeit on the 22 of Teves Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Shemot (Exodus 1:1 – 6:1) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “But the midwives feared God and they did not do as the …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Vayechi 5780

This week’s commentary has been dedicatedin honor of Karen Aron, a remarkable Aishet Chayil and Imma, by her husband, Mike Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayechi (Genesis 47:28 — 50:26 )             By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel -In a most uplifting and inspiring deathbed scene, grandfather Jacob/Israel peacefully takes leave of this world …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Vayigash 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayigash (Genesis 44:18 — 47:27)             By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “And Joseph went up to greet Israel his father; he fell on his neck and he wept on his neck exceedingly” (Gen. 46:29) In these few words, our Torah describes a dramatic meeting between an aged …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Miketz 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Miketz (Genesis 41:1 – 44:17)             By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Yosef was served by himself and the brothers by themselves… the brothers were seated before Joseph (with Yehuda at head of table)… they drank with him and became intoxicated.” (Gen 43:32) “And Joseph’s brothers came …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Vayeshev 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1 – 40:23)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –   “And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup and I placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand.” (Gen. 40:11) The Bible believes in the significance of dreams; so did the Sages of the …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Vayishlach 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43)  By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  We left Jacob at the end of last week’s portion as he was leaving behind Laban and Laban-land, heaven-bent on returning to the land of Abraham and to the house of Isaac. Jacob understands that his inner self has been …

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