My Brothers’ Keeper

Kol hakavod to the OTS family in Israel and around the world for displaying solidarity with their fellow citizens under fire. These young boys and girls, men and women prepared care packages and cooked Shabbat food for the embattled residents of the southern cities and mixed cities; collected toys for children and clothing for people …

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A Thousand Words – May 18, 2021

The residents of Lod have undergone a very difficult week in which they endured riots, looting, and the burning of their homes, cars and synagogues, simply because they are Jewish.  Students at OTS’s Midreshet Lindenbaum-Lod rolled up their sleeves and got to work cleaning up the devastation, rescuing homeowners’ possessions from within the rubble, raising funds …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Naso 5781

Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –  What is the real meaning of love? And why is it that the Priest-Kohanim, the ministers of the Holy Temple and Torah teachers of the nation, must administer their priestly benediction “with love”? What has “love” to do with their specific leadership …

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