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  • Rabbi champions role of women in Orthodox Judaism

    June 11, 2015 | 9:37 am

    As a child growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, now the chief rabbi of the Israeli city of Efrat, assumed that every religious Jewish woman knew how to read Gemara. His greatest example was his maternal grandmother, the daughter of a dayan (judge in a Jewish court of...

  • Orthodoxy and ethics

    By Dennis Prager

    August 14, 2013 | 10:56 am

    One of the most prominent Orthodox rabbis of our time, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi of Efrat, related the following story in the July 12-18 issue of the International Jerusalem Post:

    “Let me tell you a true incident which for me is a metaphor of our times. A young man...

  • Post-Gaza: A Time for Israelis to Reunite

    By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The disengagement or expulsion has ended. But is this also the end of religious Zionism? Are there lessons we can and must learn that may enable us to emerge stronger from this most difficult period?

    The first lesson we learned is that we are indeed one nation. There was no real...