A Great Miracle Happened Here

Neveh Channah Hosts Sderot girls

The “Etrog” program has been a staple of OTS’s Neveh Channah High School, in Memory of Anna Ehrman for many years; each Wednesday afternoon, students opt to participate in this special beit midrash initiative which includes a shiur focusing on avodat Hashem. But the program features more than just learning. For example, in November, as Israelis… Continue Reading A Great Miracle Happened Here

Chanukat HaBayit

Chanukat HaBayit Rabbanit Dena Freundlich Faculty, Midreshet Lindenbaum One of the most famous questions about Chanukah is: What motivated Chazal to create this holiday?  The Gemara on Shabbat 21b asks precisely this question and responds by relating the story of the nes pach shemen, the miracle of the cruse that contained enough oil to burn… Continue Reading Chanukat HaBayit

Hilchot Sufganiyot

Hilchot Sufganiyot – The Laws of Jelly Doughnuts Rabbi David Brofsky, Midreshet Lindenbaum Hafrashas Challah The Torah (Bamidbar 15: 17-21) teaches that one must separate challa from the “first of your dough.” The Rishonim discuss the manner in which the dough is cooked or baked. Generally, when a sufficient quantity of dough is baked in an oven, one is obligated to… Continue Reading Hilchot Sufganiyot

“Shabbat Shalom” – Miketz 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Miketz (Genesis 41:1 – 44:17) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I had a dream last night, and no one is able to interpret it….” (Gen. 41: 15) There is an unusual symmetry in the portion of Miketz as well as in Vayeshev, both of which deal… Continue Reading “Shabbat Shalom” – Miketz 5779