President Reuven Rivlin opens new year at OTS

President Reuven Rivlin opens new year at OTS  Elul Zman at the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva, in memory of Dvir Sorek Hy”d (scroll down for video)  Israeli President Reuven Rivlin opened the new school year at the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva, in which Dvir Sorek Hy’d was a student. Rivlin came …

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Parshat Shoftim: What does a calf have to do with the laws of war?

Rabbi David Brofsky

Parashat Shoftim: What does a calf have to do with the laws of war? The conquest and settlement of the land involved many challenges, and the Torah prepared the people of Israel accordingly. We aspire to uphold our morality and holiness even when at war. Rabbi David Brofsky is a ra’m in Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Maria …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Shoftim 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Shoftim (Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin    Efrat, Israel –  “You shall appoint judges…[who] will not pervert justice…. Justice, justice shall you pursue… You shall not plant for yourselves an Asheira [tree used for purposes of idolatry according to Rashi and Ibn Ezra] near the altar of the Lord your God.” (Deuteronomy 16:18–21) …

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