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“Shabbat Shalom” – Yom Kippur 5781

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Haazinu (Deuteronomy 32:1-52) / Yom Kippur By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The climax of Yom Kippurim is its closing Ne’ilah prayer when the sun is beginning to set, when the day is beginning to wane and when we are nearing our last chance for the opportunity to receive God’s loving …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Rosh Hashana 5781

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” has been sponsored by the Charif Family of Sydney Australia in memory of Harry Sher (Hillel ben Chona) whose 23nd Yartzheit is on 2 Tishrei, 5781 Shabbat Shalom: Rosh Hashana By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  What is the essence of our faith, the purpose for which the Jewish people …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Nitzavim-Vayelech 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Nitzavim-Vayelech (Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Behold, I give before you this day the life and the good, the death and the evil… blessing and curse; and you shall choose life, so that you will live, you and your seed…” (Deut. 30:15, 19) What does it mean, to choose …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Ki Tavo 5780

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Shabbat Shalom: Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Cursed be the individual who does not carry aloft the words of this Torah.” (Deuteronomy 27:26) Although I have been blessed with many magnificent students over my five decades of teaching, I shall never forget the piercing words penned by one of …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Ki Tetze 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “An illegitimate person shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even his tenth generation shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord”  (Deuteronomy 23:3) One of the most difficult biblical laws to understand is that of the mamzer, the …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Shoftim 5780

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” is dedicated in celebration of Leia Elison’s 3th Birthday— 2 Elul by her loving grandparents Ian and Bernice Charif of Sydney, Australia Shabbat Shalom: Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “The Levitic kohanim, the entire tribe of Levi, shall have no portion or inheritance with Israel; the Lord’s …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Reeh 5780

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” is dedicated in celebration ofYakira Bryna Elison’s 6th Birthday— 28 Avby her loving grandparentsIan and Bernice Charif of Sydney, Australia Shabbat Shalom: Reeh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “If there will arise in your midst a prophet or a dreamer of dreams and he gives you a sign …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Ekev 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The biblical source for thanking the Almighty for the our worldly gifts is to be found in this week’s portion, Ekev. And if preparation of our meals takes a great deal of time and effort, if our tradition mandates so many laws about …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Vaetchanan 5780

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Shabbat Shalom: Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “You are a holy nation to the Lord your God… a treasured nation from amongst all the nations…. It was not because you were more numerous than all the nations… that God chose you since you are the smallest of all nations. It …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Devarim 5780

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This week’s parsha commentary has been sponsored  by the Charif family of Sydney, Australia in memory of Hymie Charif (Refael Chaim Yishayahu ben Yitzchak) whose 24th yahrzeit is on 2 Av Shabbat Shalom: Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – There are two important issues which must be studied when approaching this …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Matot-Masei 5780

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Shabbat Shalom: Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2-36:13) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –   What unites Jews throughout the world as one nation and one people? What is the most critical factor responsible for our amazing persistence as a unique historical entity, despite our having been scattered throughout the globe and subject to persecution and pogrom, despite …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Pinchas 5780

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Shabbat Shalom: Pinchas (Numbers 25:10-30:1) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel – “Moses said to the Lord, ‘May the Lord, the God who gives breath to all living things, appoint someone over this community to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the …

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