Rabbi Miki Mark z”l

OTS mourns 48-year-old Rabbi Michael (Miki) Mark z”l, a graduate of Neveh Shmuel’s very first class who was murdered in a drive-by terrorist shooting on Route 60 on Friday (July 1st).  We extend our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Chavi, his wife, and to their 10 children.  Miki was a modest and righteous person whose goodness and …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Korach 5776

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   Efrat, Israel- “And they rose up in the face of Moses” (Num. 16:2) When is dissension and argument positive, healthy debate and an outgrowth of “these and those are the word of the Living G-d” and when is dispute negative, a venomous cancer which can destroy …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Korach 5776

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Korach (Numbers 16:1 – 18:32)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin   Efrat, Israel- “And they rose up in the face of Moses” (Num. 16:2) When is dissension and argument positive, healthy debate and an outgrowth of “these and those are the word of the Living G-d” and when is dispute negative, a venomous cancer which can destroy …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Chukat 5776

Parshat Chukat (Numbers 19:1-22:1)  Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Chukat begins with the laws of the parah adumah – the red heifer – including the process required for preparing the purifying waters and the purification ritual itself. The Torah introduces the topic thusly: This is the law of the Torah. (Bamidbar / Numbers 19:2) These words evoke an …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Chukat 5776

Parshat Chukat (Numbers 19:1-22:1)  Rabbi David Stav  Parshat Chukat begins with the laws of the parah adumah – the red heifer – including the process required for preparing the purifying waters and the purification ritual itself. The Torah introduces the topic thusly: This is the law of the Torah. (Bamidbar / Numbers 19:2) These words evoke an …

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