Mexico City Jewish community embraces ceremony amidst coronavirus

Family in Mexico opposite aron kodesh

Mexico City Jewish community embraces ceremony amidst coronavirus restrictions Amid coronavirus pandemic restrictions, Jewish community of Mexico City embraces unique ceremony during holiday season. Arutz 7 | September 29, 2020 As the Jewish world across the Diaspora commemorates a truly unprecedented high holiday season, many communities are searching for ways to ensure the period is …

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A Thousand Words – September 28, 2020

Ramot graduate gets excellent soldier award

Private David Aharon of Jerusalem, a graduate of OTS’s Jacob Sapirstein High School for boys, received the coveted certificate of excellence this week from the commander of the Etzion Regional Brigade, Lt. Col. Eyal Schweimer. “Receiving this honor was very exciting,” said Aharon. “I am proud of my service here and thrilled to be appreciated for …

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The Sukkot of the Mind

Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence

The Sukkot of the Mind by Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence  Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence, a graduate of OTS’s Yeshivat Hamivtar, is Senior Rabbi at London’s Finchley United Synagogue (Kinloss Gardens) The Sukkah is about a change of outlook. A change of mind. R’ Simcha Meir Dvinsk, the Meshech Chochma, explains that the mitzvot of Sukkot both embrace …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Sukkot 5781

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Shabbat Shalom: Sukkot By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –   One of the most picturesque and creative festivals of the year is the Festival of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) – when the entire family is involved in building and decorating a special “nature home” which will be lived in for an entire week. But …

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