A Thousand Words – July 19, 2021

Hason Family

Over the course of the summer, the newest cadre of emissaries trained by the Straus-Amiel and Beren-Amiel Institutes will be embarking upon rabbinical, educational and spiritual shlichut in  Jewish communities around the world – and this week, the first family departed Israel on this mission to make a difference. Tzuri and Hannah Leah Hason will …

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Shabbat Nachamu: To shake off the dust and start healing

Rav Noam Sendor

Shabbat Nachamu: To shake off the dust and start healing Rav Noam Sendor studied at Yeshivat Hamivtar from 2008-2011 and received Semicha from the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary. He is currently the rabbi at Blake Street Hebrew Congregation and a teacher at Leibler Yavneh College in Melbourne, Australia, where he lives with his …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Vaetchanan 5781

Parshat Vaetchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Comfort you comfort you my nation, says the Lord your God.” (Isaiah 40: 1) This Shabbat takes its name from our prophetic reading  (Shabbat Nachamu,  the Sabbath of comfort.)  Indeed, the entire month is known as Menachem Av, the comforting month of …

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