Rabbi Riskin

Parshat Emor — Rabbi Riskin (text)

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” column has been sponsored by the Charif family of Sydney, Australia, in honour of the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter, SHIRA, on Sunday 4 Iyar.  Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23) Efrat, Israel –  “They shall direct My people as to what is sacred and what is mundane; they shall inform them as …

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Parshat Kedoshim — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Rabbi Riskin (credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Kedoshim (Leviticus 19:1-20:27) Efrat, Israel – “You shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:18). One of the most oft-quoted verses of the Bible appears in this week’s Torah reading, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself, I am the Lord” (Lev.19:18). In fact, one of the towering figures …

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Chol Hamoed Pesach — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Shabbat Shalom: Chol Hamoed Pesach Efrat, Israel – While the Passover Seder is still freshly on our minds and taste buds, allow me to suggest an important lesson that we are likely to overlook. Fascinatingly, alongside Moshe who is not really mentioned by the Haggadah, there is another great Biblical personality who plays a major …

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Parshat Acharei Mot — Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Acharei Mot (Leviticus 16:1-18:30) Efrat, Israel –  “And you shall observe My decrees and My laws which a human being shall perform and he shall live by them; I am the Lord.” (Lev. 18:5). It is fascinating that our Bible commands us to perform the laws and statutes of the Lord, and …

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Shabbat HaGadol Drasha (audio)

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin speaking

Rabbi Riskin’s Shabbat HaGadol Drasha

Delivered at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue

in March 2013 – Nissan 5773

TOPIC: “Esther, Miriam and Ruth: Three Heroines, Three Festivals and Three Types of Redemption” 

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Parshat Metzora — Rabbi Riskin (text)

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Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Metzora (Leviticus 14:1-15:33) Efrat, Israel –  “This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing, he shall be brought unto the priest” (Lev. 14:2) Do houses have souls? Do nations? In the opening of this week’s portion of Metzorah, the Torah introduces us to the law commanding a …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s Annual Shabbat Hagadol Drasha

Invitation to Shabbat Hagadol Drasha 2014

Click here to listen to last year’s Shabbat Hagadol Drasha by Rabbi Riskin (Topic: “Esther, Miriam and Ruth: Three Heroines, Three Festivals and Three Types of Redemption” )

Mark your calendars for this year’s Drasha:

Invitation to Shabbat Hagadol Drasha 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shabbat Hagadol Drasha 5774
by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
in memory of Rose and Harry Riskin, z”l
Motzei Shabbat Hagadol — April 12th 2014
The Jerusalem Great Synagogue – 9:00 PM
Topic: “The Message of Pesach to Israel and the World: ‘Give me Liberty or Give me Death'”
 
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