From Mexico to New Zealand, Jewish Communities Prepare for Rosh Hashana

From Mexico to New Zealand, Jewish Communities Prepare for Rosh Hashana Kosher meat slaughter in Peru; eight new Torah scrolls in Ecuador; early morning Selihot in Cancun; Wellington Jewish community considers reinstating prayer custom  Zvika Klein, Makor Rishon | 26 September 2019 Jewish communities worldwide are busy preparing for Rosh Hashana, the most popular day …

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“Write down this song for yourselves”

Rabbi Ohad Teharlev

“Write down this song for yourselves” When people write Torah scrolls by themselves, they undergo a process of self-clarification and “sculpting” which forge their identities, just like when Moshe Rabbeinu sculpted the tablets. This is a subjective process that is uniquely theirs. Rabbi Ohad Teharlev is Rosh Midrasha of Israeli Programs at Midreshet Lindenbaum This …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Vayelech 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Vayelech (Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin    Efrat, Israel – “And Moses wrote this song on that day and taught it to the children of Israel.” (Deuteronomy 31:32) What is the song of the Torah? Moses himself refers to Torah as a “fiery law – esh dat” (Deut. 33:2), which the Midrash …

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