shavuot
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –“And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and to his sons saying so shall you bless the children of Israel; say to them, may the Lord bless you and keep you…’” (Numbers 6:22-27) There are very few passages of the Bible which are …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –“And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and to his sons saying so shall you bless the children of Israel; say to them, may the Lord bless you and keep you…’” (Numbers 6:22-27) There are very few passages of the Bible which are …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1 – 4:20)/ Shavuot  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The Scroll of Ruth contains one of the most idyllic stories in the Bible, a tale of “autumnal love” between a widow (Ruth) and a widower (Boaz), within the backdrop of diaspora intermarriage, conversion to Judaism, and the agricultural life in ancient Israel.  The …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1 – 4:20)/ Shavuot  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – The Scroll of Ruth contains one of the most idyllic stories in the Bible, a tale of “autumnal love” between a widow (Ruth) and a widower (Boaz), within the backdrop of diaspora intermarriage, conversion to Judaism, and the agricultural life in ancient Israel.  The …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And I shall provide peace in the land and you shall lie down at night without fear.” (Leviticus 26:6) This Torah portion comes at the end of The Book of Leviticus, called by our Sages “the Torah of the Kohen-Priests” – the religious …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And I shall provide peace in the land and you shall lie down at night without fear.” (Leviticus 26:6) This Torah portion comes at the end of The Book of Leviticus, called by our Sages “the Torah of the Kohen-Priests” – the religious …

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Ninth grade students in the Ann Belsky Moranis Art Program‘s graphic arts track at Oriya High School for Girls examined the texts and meanings of Megillat Ruth, then shared their personal interpretations of the verses through their creative prints. Their works were displayed in the Gush Etzion Regional Council building during the weeks preceding and following Shavuot.