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Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin

News and updates about Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin

Why can't we count Jews?

A census presupposes that in battle and when compared to other nations, there is strength in numbers, numbers count. Not with the Jews.

Why can't we count Jews?

Our own 'Mishkan Me'at' is the heir to the Holy Temples

"MIshkan me'at", a miniature tabernacle, is found in the synagogue, study hall and Jewish home which parallels much of Temple ritual..

Our own 'Mishkan Me'at' is the heir to the Holy Temples

Are you going up or going down?

A tale of two Haims explains how you can tell which way you are headed.

Are you going up or going down?

Birth and rebirth in the Book of Shmot

Paralleling our national birth and rebirth is the birth and rebirth of Moses.

Birth and rebirth in the Book of Shmotplayer

Vaera: Transmitting a legacy

Parshat Va’era (Exodus 6:2-9:35): The vast difference between inheritance and heritage.

Vaera: Transmitting a legacy

The pivotal role of women in the development of our nation

As the Jewish nation emerged from a family, and families are the bedrock of society, it is clearly the women who are of supreme importance.

The pivotal role of women in the development of our nation

The Tractate of Pesach that was rescued from Hitler's bunker

The connection between Passover and Holocaust Memorial Day just after the holiday is the eternal nature of the Jews.

The Tractate of Pesach that was rescued from Hitler's bunker

Weighing in on the 'Sixties Baby Boomer\ spirituality searchers

The story of the Baby Boomer spiritual searchers who ended up in Israel and missed US Jewry's assimilation.debacle. Op-ed.

Weighing in on the 'Sixties Baby Boomer' spiritual pioneers

Which American rabbi will answer the call?

Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin came to Israel to make a difference without anyone having to urge him. Who will follow in his footsteps? Opinion.

Which American rabbi will answer the call?

Grace after meals

Sharing God’s bounty, yearning for Israel, the spiritual goal of Jerusalem, a need to appreciate what we have - and a blessing for today.

Grace after meals

Ruth, the righteous proselyte

Ruth's commitment catapults this convert into the center stage of Jewish eternity.

Ruth, the righteous proselyte