Parshat Chayei Sarah – You Can’t Build a Future Without a Past

Parashat Chayei Sarah – You can’t build a future without a past Are historical facts meaningless? Doesn’t historical truth have any value? Parashat Chayei Sarah has a straightforward bottom line: you can’t build a future without a past. by Rabbi Sarel Rosenblatt, Senior Faculty Yeshivat Hesder Beren-Machanaim During an international, interfaith conference in the United States …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Chayei Sarah 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Chayei Sarah (Genesis 23:1 – 25:18) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “My lord hearken to me: a piece of land worth four hundred shekels of silver, what is that between you and me.”   (Genesis 23:14) A significant part of this Torah portion deals with Abraham’s purchase of the Hebron grave-site …

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Standing in Sadness and Solidarity

Ner Neshama

The Ohr Torah Stone community in Israel and around the world is shocked and horrified by the senseless murder of worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Shabbat. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the innocent victims and we extend our best wishes for a speedy recovery to the …

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