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Shabbat Hagadol Drasha 2017 – Audio/Video

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Listen to Rabbi Riskin’s Shabbat HaGadol Drasha in English:  “Who will Destroy Amalek and Bring about the Redemption, God or Israel?” Delivered on Motzai Shabbat April 8, 2017, at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue in memory of Rivka bat Sarah Domb, a Holy Martyr of the Holocaust and mother of Sam Domb, a lover of Zion …

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Shabbat Hagadol 2016 – Rabbi Riskin

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Rabbi Riskin’s Shabbat HaGadol Drasha Delivered on Monday, April 18, 2016 – 10 Nissan 5775 at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue TOPIC: “The Chosenness of Israel and its Implications Regarding our Treatment of the Gentile, the Convert and the non-Orthodox Jew”  Click here to listen to the streaming audio (or to download the file for later listening)   Watch …

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Shabbat Hagadol 2015 – Rabbi Riskin

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Rabbi Riskin’s Shabbat HaGadol Drasha Delivered on Motzei Shabbat Tzav 28 March, 2015 – 9 Nissan 5775 at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue TOPIC: “Who is Really a Jew? Esther the Jew from Birth vs. Ruth the Jew by Choice; Ancient Persia vs. Modern-day Iran; Religious Conversion vs. National Conversion”    

Afikoman- Secret of Faith and Trust

Afikoman– Secret of Faith and Trust Rabbi Shlomo Riskin There is an obligation to eat an olive-size piece (כזית) of matzah twice during the Seder, once when we make the blessing of על אכילת מצה after maggid and a second time after the meal (the afikoman). Which is the more important of the two is …

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Rabbi Riskin at inaugural use of Martha Cohen Aron

Martha Cohen Aron

Rabbi Riskin spoke to students of Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, NJ on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at the inaugural use of the Martha Cohn Aron, a gift Mrs. Cohen made to Lincoln Square Synagogue in memory of her parents who perished in the Holocaust, and which was relocated to the boys’ yeshiva this week. (Read …

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“One day I found out I wasn’t a Jew ” – NRG (Maariv Online)

(OpEd published on NRG in honor of Shavuot – 5 June, 2014) “One Day I Found Out I Wasn’t a Jew” At the age of 27, in the course of registering for marriage at the Israeli rabbinate, Luisa discovered that she was not Jewish according to Jewish law. Now, after completing her conversion process, she …

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Shabbat Hagadol 2014 – Rabbi Riskin (audio)

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Rabbi Riskin’s Shabbat HaGadol Drasha Delivered on Motzei Shabbat Acharei Mot 12 April, 2014 – Nissan 5774 at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue TOPIC: “The Message of Pesach to Israel and the World: ‘Give me Liberty or Give me Death’”  Click here to listen to the streaming audio online   Click here to download the file to …

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Rabbi Riskin on Women’s Megilah Readings: Arutz 7

Rabbi: Women’s Megilah Readings OK According to Jewish Law Rabbi Shlomo Riskin notes that Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef himself permitted women to read the Book of Esther for other women. By TOVA DVORIN Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, the Rabbi of the city of Efrat, released a statement Sunday noting that the phenomenon of all-women’s megilah reading (theBook of Esther) on Purim …

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“A Journey of Renewal” – Jerusalem Post

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin speaks about Germany and Israel and Ohr Torah Stone’s upcoming trip By SARAH LEVIN “He’s taken on countless challenges and projects throughout his illustrious career, but Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s highlight may be the journey he plans to lead, with a Jewish renewal mission, to Germany and Israel in May…” Read more… FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE TRIP  

Rabbi Riskin: “Women’s enlistment not against halacha, it’s a mitzvah”

Hadas in Beit Midrash

Read the Arutz 7 article “Rabbi Riskin on Women’s Enlistment: It’s a Mitzvah“ “While others shout and threaten, we are taking productive action so that our daughters will be more prepared, and so that their military service will strengthen and bolster their spirits and their inner world and national identity”      

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