Training Rabbis to Serve in the Contemporary World

The Straus Kollel meets with Rav Lau

Training Rabbis to Serve in the Contemporary World As part of the training program for young rabbis, the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary provides complementary shiurim on crucial subjects from the worlds of philosophy, economics and psychology, and brings students to meet a variety of people from different spheres of influence and disciplines In …

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Parshat Miketz: The Two Pits That Transformed Yosef

Yoav Weinstock

The Two Pits That Transformed Yosef Yoav Weinstock is the pedagogic director of the Neveh Shmuel Yeshiva High School, Named in Memory of Samuel Pinchas Ehrman, where he also teaches History and Jewish Philosophy More than anything else, the biblical figure of Yosef is associated with the pit. There are two pits, two abysses, if …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Miketz-Chanukah 5782

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Miketz-Chanukah (Genesis 41:1-44:17) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –As children, we learn that Chanukah is about the victory of the Judeans over the Greek-Syrians; Jews over Gentiles. We know from the Books of the Maccabees and the Second Commonwealth historian Josephus, however, that the struggle began as a civil war, a …

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