A Thousand Words – November 16, 2020

Metivta soldiers at Masada

The look on the faces of these five soldiers reflects their pride and elation at having completed the arduous journey leading to the “kumta” ceremony on Masada, at which the IDF awards them the signature lime green berets of the Nahal Brigade. The five are all graduates of OTS’s Metivta Yeshiva in Carmiel; they spent …

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Can One Commit Fraud for the Right Reasons? The Matriarchs’ Commitment

Margot Botwinick

Can One Commit Fraud for the Right Reasons? The Matriarchs’ Corruption Commitment by Margot Botwinick  Margot (Reinstein) Botwinick, an alumna of Midreshet Lindenbaum (’09) and former madricha (’12), is the co-founder with her husband, Josh, of Mizrachi OU-JLIC IDC Herzliya. As I write this, the official election results in America have yet to be announced. This …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Toldot 5781

Rabbi Riskin

Shabbat Shalom: Toldot (Genesis 25:19 – 28:9) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel — “Now Isaac loved Esau, because the hunt was in his mouth, while Rebecca loved Jacob” [Gen. 25:28]. The watershed moment in Jacob’s life—the repercussions of which surface in every subsequent generation of Jewish history—is the act deceiving his father, Isaac, in …

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