Torat Eretz Yisrael and the Vision of a Jewish State

Torat Eretz Yisrael and the Vision of a Jewish State by Rabbi Kenneth Brander We are told in the Midrash (Bereishit Rabbah 16:4) that אין תורה כתורת ארץ ישראל, “there is no Torah like the Torah of the Land of Israel.” In what sense is the Torah studied and taught within the confines of the …

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Reaching 70 and Beyond

Reaching 70 and Beyond Rabbanit Sally Mayer  We are approaching two amazing moments in modern Jewish History – celebrating Israel’s 73rd birthday on Yom Ha’atzmaut, and 54 years to the reunification of Jerusalem on Yom Yerushalayim. What does it mean to us that Israel is now over 70 years old? That number has great significance …

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