shabbat shalom

"Shabbat Shalom" – Haazinu 5776

Parshat Haazinu (Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – ‘The Lord remembered Sarah as he had promised… Sarah conceived and bore a son…’ (Gen. 21:1, 2) Rosh Hashanah always portends new beginnings and fresh opportunities: “This day the world was born,” or at least the world beckons with possibilities of rebirth and renewal. Hence I… Continue Reading "Shabbat Shalom" – Haazinu 5776

“Shabbat Shalom” – Haazinu 5776

Parshat Haazinu (Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – ‘The Lord remembered Sarah as he had promised… Sarah conceived and bore a son…’ (Gen. 21:1, 2) Rosh Hashanah always portends new beginnings and fresh opportunities: “This day the world was born,” or at least the world beckons with possibilities of rebirth and renewal. Hence I… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Haazinu 5776

"Shabbat Shalom" – Vayelech 5775

Parshat Vayelech (Deuteronomy 31:1 – 31:30) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel: ‘Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt go with this people into the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt… Continue Reading "Shabbat Shalom" – Vayelech 5775

“Shabbat Shalom” – Vayelech 5775

Parshat Vayelech (Deuteronomy 31:1 – 31:30) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel: ‘Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt go with this people into the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Vayelech 5775

"Shabbat Shalom" – Nitzavim 5775

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” column has been dedicated in loving memory of Harry Sher – Hillel ben Chona z”l, on the occasion of his 2 Tishrei yahrzeit, by the Charif family in Sydney, Australia Parshat Nitzavim (Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Behold, I give before you this day the life and the good, the death and the evil… blessing and… Continue Reading "Shabbat Shalom" – Nitzavim 5775

“Shabbat Shalom” – Nitzavim 5775

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” column has been dedicated in loving memory of Harry Sher – Hillel ben Chona z”l, on the occasion of his 2 Tishrei yahrzeit, by the Charif family in Sydney, Australia Parshat Nitzavim (Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Behold, I give before you this day the life and the good, the death and the evil… blessing and… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Nitzavim 5775

"Shabbat Shalom" – Ki Tavo 5775

Parshat Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The covenant of which we read in our portion of Ki Tavo began to be described some 16 chapters ago in the portion of Re’eh—with the blessings which were to be on Mount Gerizim and the curses on Mount Ebal—and concludes with the… Continue Reading "Shabbat Shalom" – Ki Tavo 5775

“Shabbat Shalom” – Ki Tavo 5775

Parshat Ki Tavo (Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The covenant of which we read in our portion of Ki Tavo began to be described some 16 chapters ago in the portion of Re’eh—with the blessings which were to be on Mount Gerizim and the curses on Mount Ebal—and concludes with the… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Ki Tavo 5775

“Shabbat Shalom” – Ki Tetze 5775

Parshat Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19) 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”  (Deut. 23:3) One of the most difficult biblical laws to understand is that of the mamzer, the… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Ki Tetze 5775

"Shabbat Shalom" – Ki Tetze 5775

Parshat Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19) 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”  (Deut. 23:3) One of the most difficult biblical laws to understand is that of the mamzer, the… Continue Reading "Shabbat Shalom" – Ki Tetze 5775

“Shabbat Shalom” – Shoftim 5775

Parshat Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace.” (Deuteronomy 20:10) The winds of war emanating from last summer’s ”Operation Protective Edge” have subsided, but we still hear loud and clear the raucous shouts at the United Nations,… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Shoftim 5775

"Shabbat Shalom" – Shoftim 5775

Parshat Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace.” (Deuteronomy 20:10) The winds of war emanating from last summer’s ”Operation Protective Edge” have subsided, but we still hear loud and clear the raucous shouts at the United Nations,… Continue Reading "Shabbat Shalom" – Shoftim 5775