Parshat Bamidbar – The Book of Ruth: True Love

Sharona Hassan (1)

Parshat Bamidbar – The Book of Ruth: True Love A graduate of OTS’s Claudia Cohen Women Educators Institute, Sharona Hassan serves as Rubissa (Rabbanit) at Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation in Seattle, Washington, where she also serves as youth director. In her role as educator and community builder, Rubissa Sharona impacts upon people of all ages …

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TOI – The Hebrew Little Prince Encounters the Dalai Lama

Nagen and the Dalai Lama

The Hebrew Little Prince Encounters the Dalai Lama By Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | May 7, 2021 Seemingly random encounters can sometimes force us to confront our deepest selves. In the following story a chance meeting with a German tourist led me to examine issues of identity and how Judaism relates to other faiths. A …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Bamidbar 5781

Parshat Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1 – 4:20) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  “And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of Reuven, Elizur the son of Shedeur. Of Shimon, Shelimuiel the son of Zurishaddai. Of Judah, Nachshon the son of Aminadav…” (Numbers 1:5-7) For as long as I can remember, …

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