Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

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Torah Portion: Of Fathers & Sons

Parshat Vayera: Genesis 18:1-22:24; II Kings 4:1-37. Which of the two major protagonists of the akedah (binding of Isaac) suffered the greater test: the father...

Torah Portion: Why Canaan?

Parshat Noach: Genesis 6:9-11:32; Isaiah 54:1-55:5. The name Canaan appears for the first time in this story of the degradation of Noah. Canaan was not one...

Torah Portion: Fulfilling Desires

Parshat V’etchanan: Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11; Isaiah 40:1-26. (Shabbat Nachamu) Moses places an entreaty before the Lord at the end of his life concerning the leadership of the...

Torah Portion: What is Holiness?

God wants us to establish a nation-state and to take responsibility to perfect an imperfect world, with all the challenges that entails. In this...