A Thousand Words – September 20, 2021

“ושמחת בחגך והיית אך שמח”  “You shall rejoice on your festivals and be fully happy.” In accordance with their annual tradition, students from OTS’s Jacob Sapirstein Junior High and High School for Boys in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem stepped up to the plate to help people celebrate the festival of Sukkot again this year. …

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The Cloud, the Mist, the Thicket


The Cloud, the Mist, the Thicket Rabbi Shmuel Klitsner is the chairman of OTS’s Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) who also just began his 35th year teaching at Midreshet Lindenbaum. According to tradition, Hoshana Raba as the crescendo of the Sukkot experience is also a Yom Kippur retrospective, complete with yet another …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Chol Hamoed Sukkot 5782


Shabbat Shalom: Chol Hamoed Sukkot  By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – This magnificent three-week festival period – Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot – may be viewed and experienced in two dimensions simultaneously; the universalist, nationalist dimension, and the particularistic, individual/family dimension. Rosh Hashanah is the day on which the world was born, when the …

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