Rabbi Riskin

“Shabbat Shalom” – Naso 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel – This week’s reading of Naso describes the “Sota,” the woman who acts immodestly. At the very least, she sequesters herself alone with a man despite the fact that her husband warned her against seeing that person. She therefore undergoes the test of the …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Shavuot 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Shavuot By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel – The Scroll of Ruth contains one of the most idyllic stories in the Bible, a tale of “autumnal love” between a widow (Ruth) and a widower (Boaz), within the backdrop of diaspora inter-marriage, conversion to Judaism, and the agricultural life in ancient Israel.  The Rabbinic Sages …

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24-hour learnathon in honor of Rabbi Riskin

24-hour learnathon in honor of Rabbi Riskin Ohr Torah Stone (OTS) – the network of educational and social institutions Riskin founded in 1983 – is hosting the learnathon. By JERUSALEM POST STAFF | May 21, 2020 A 24-hour non-stop global Torah online learning session will take place ahead of Shavuot next week in honor of …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Bamidbar 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel –  ‘And God spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they came out of the Land of Egypt’ (Numbers 1:1) Bamidbar, or “In the desert,” …

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“The Sanctity of a Land and the Sanctity of a City: Thoughts on Yom Yerushalayim

This week’s shiur, “The Sanctity of a Land and the Sanctity of a City: Thoughts for Yom Yerushalayim” is delivered by Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, Founder, Chancellor Emeritus and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone  https://youtu.be/1fI-wDulTho

“Shabbat Shalom” – Behar-Bechukotai 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Behar-Bechukotai (Leviticus 25:1-27:34) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel –  “And you shall count for yourselves seven cycles of Sabbatical years, seven years, seven times… forty-nine years… you shall sanctify the fiftieth year and proclaim freedom throughout the land for all its inhabitants; it shall be the Jubilee year for you.” (Leviticus 25:8-10) This …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Emor 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel –  “And I shall be sanctified in the midst of the children of Israel” (Lev. 22:32). The portion of Emor opens with a strange commandment to the kohanim-priests of Israel: “And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Say to the priests children of Aaron, and …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1-20:27)                                                           By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel –  “And you shall observe My decrees and My laws which a human being shall …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Tazria-Metzorah 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Tazria-Metzora (Leviticus 12:1-15:33)                                                                  By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel –  “Speak to the children of Israel saying, when a woman conceives (tazria) …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Shemini 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Shemini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47)  By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel: “And it happened on the eighth day, that Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel” (Leviticus 9:1 )   One of the most moving rituals of the Jewish week, at the advent of the eighth day, is the havdalah (“separation”) ceremony, …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Pesach 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Pesach 5780 By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel – That Moses’ name is not mentioned even once in the Haggadah is one of the fascinating paradoxes in our tradition – the person who dedicated his entire life towards redeeming people is removed from the limelight on the one night when we focus all …

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