“The Sanctity of a Land and the Sanctity of a City: Thoughts on Yom Yerushalayim

This week’s shiur, “The Sanctity of a Land and the Sanctity of a City: Thoughts for Yom Yerushalayim” is delivered by Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, Founder, Chancellor Emeritus and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone  https://youtu.be/1fI-wDulTho

Is Israel failing the Diaspora?

Is Israel failing the Diaspora? The COVID-19 crisis demands a re-evaluation of what it means to be “one Jewish community.” Help and solidarity cannot—and must not—be a one-way street. Oped by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander  (May 10, 2020 / JNS) On Monday evening, May 4, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before the television cameras and announced that …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Behar-Bechukotai 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Behar-Bechukotai (Leviticus 25:1-27:34) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel –  “And you shall count for yourselves seven cycles of Sabbatical years, seven years, seven times… forty-nine years… you shall sanctify the fiftieth year and proclaim freedom throughout the land for all its inhabitants; it shall be the Jubilee year for you.” (Leviticus 25:8-10) This …

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