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Rabbi Neil Winkler

Rabbi Neil Winkler is the rabbi emeritus of the Young Israel of Fort Lee, and now lives in Israel.

Articles by Rabbi Neil Winkler

Teshuva vs. Teshuva

Parshat Vayikra Shabbat Zachor When, over the years, I had the privilege—and the challenge—of teaching this 15th perek of sefer Shmuel Aleph to young students,

Renewal and Revival

Parshiyot Tazria-Metzora, Shabbat Rosh Chodesh The confluence of Rosh Chodesh and Shabbat this week obligates us to read a special haftarah—a selection that connects to

What Was, What Is

Parshat Ki Teitzei The confluence of Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh that occurred two weeks ago — at which time, we replaced the usual haftarah of

Probing the Prophets

Parshiyot Matot – Mas’ei This week’s haftarah, the second of the “t’lat d’pur’anuta — three haftarot of punishment,” that precede Tisha B’av, is taken from

Learning From History

Parshat Chukat Today’s parsha opens with the oft-discussed law of the parah adumah. Due to our familiarity with this portion, we may tend to connect

Remembering Our Divine Mission

Parashat Naso This week, we read the story of Shimshon from Sefer Shoftim as the Haftarah, a selection that connects to the laws of the

Reprimand But Not Rejection

Parshat Ki Teitzei As we have noted in the past, the final chapters of Sefer Yeshayahu, from the 40th until the 66th, are known as

Marking Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

The confluence of Rosh Chodesh and Shabbat this week obligates us to read a special haftarah, a selection that connects to the day and not

The Power of Memory

The two different haftarot that we read on the two separate days of Rosh Hashanah focus upon two different themes of the chag. The first