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"Shabbat Shalom" – Lech Lecha 5776

Parshat Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   Efrat, Israel –  “And Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all of his possessions, and Lot went next to him to the Negev.” (Gen. 13:1) The portion of Lech Lecha is a kaleidoscope of intriguing and exciting sequences—from the attempted rape… Continue Reading "Shabbat Shalom" – Lech Lecha 5776

“Shabbat Shalom” – Lech Lecha 5776

Parshat Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1 – 17:27)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   Efrat, Israel –  “And Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all of his possessions, and Lot went next to him to the Negev.” (Gen. 13:1) The portion of Lech Lecha is a kaleidoscope of intriguing and exciting sequences—from the attempted rape… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Lech Lecha 5776

“Parsha to the Point” – Noach 5776

Parshat Noach (Genesis 6:9 – 11:32)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) Parshat Noach, the second parsha in the Torah, relates the history of the human race using some of the most important and fundamental stories ever told. If we were to narrate these stories in modern terms, we would probably say that the concept… Continue Reading “Parsha to the Point” – Noach 5776

"Parsha to the Point" – Noach 5776

Parshat Noach (Genesis 6:9 – 11:32)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) Parshat Noach, the second parsha in the Torah, relates the history of the human race using some of the most important and fundamental stories ever told. If we were to narrate these stories in modern terms, we would probably say that the concept… Continue Reading "Parsha to the Point" – Noach 5776

"Shabbat Shalom" – Noach 5776

Parshat Noach (Genesis 6:9 – 11:32)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Noah, the man of the earth, drank of the wine, became drunk, and uncovered himself within his tent. Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father’s nakedness and told his two brothers outside.” (Gen. 9:20-22) The name Canaan appears for the first time in this… Continue Reading "Shabbat Shalom" – Noach 5776

“Shabbat Shalom” – Noach 5776

Parshat Noach (Genesis 6:9 – 11:32)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Noah, the man of the earth, drank of the wine, became drunk, and uncovered himself within his tent. Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father’s nakedness and told his two brothers outside.” (Gen. 9:20-22) The name Canaan appears for the first time in this… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Noach 5776

“Parsha to the Point” – Bereishit 5776

Parshat Bereishit (Genesis 1:1 – 6:8)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) The first parsha of the Torah, along with the eponymous first book of the Chumash, are aptly named “Breishit”. The name inspires a sense of renewal and rejuvenation. Though the parsha begins with the story of the creation of the world, we… Continue Reading “Parsha to the Point” – Bereishit 5776

"Parsha to the Point" – Bereishit 5776

Parshat Bereishit (Genesis 1:1 – 6:8)  Rabbi David Stav  (Translated from the Hebrew original) The first parsha of the Torah, along with the eponymous first book of the Chumash, are aptly named “Breishit”. The name inspires a sense of renewal and rejuvenation. Though the parsha begins with the story of the creation of the world, we… Continue Reading "Parsha to the Point" – Bereishit 5776

"Shabbat Shalom" – Bereishit 5776

Parshat Bereishit (Genesis 1:1 – 6:8)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  The beginning of our communal Torah readings once again with the Book of Genesis on the first Shabbat following the intensive festival period from Rosh Hashanah through to Shmini Atzeret-Simhat Torah is much more than a calendrical accident; the first chapters of Genesis… Continue Reading "Shabbat Shalom" – Bereishit 5776

“Shabbat Shalom” – Bereishit 5776

Parshat Bereishit (Genesis 1:1 – 6:8)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  The beginning of our communal Torah readings once again with the Book of Genesis on the first Shabbat following the intensive festival period from Rosh Hashanah through to Shmini Atzeret-Simhat Torah is much more than a calendrical accident; the first chapters of Genesis… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Bereishit 5776

"Shabbat Shalom" – Chol Hamoed Sukkot 5776

Chol Hamoed Sukkot  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – One of the most picturesque and creative festivals of the year is the Festival of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) – when the entire family is involved in building and decorating a special “nature home” which will be lived in for an entire week. But what are… Continue Reading "Shabbat Shalom" – Chol Hamoed Sukkot 5776

“Shabbat Shalom” – Chol Hamoed Sukkot 5776

Chol Hamoed Sukkot  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – One of the most picturesque and creative festivals of the year is the Festival of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) – when the entire family is involved in building and decorating a special “nature home” which will be lived in for an entire week. But what are… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Chol Hamoed Sukkot 5776