“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Bo 5782

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Bo (Exodus 10:1-13:16) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –I have always been most fascinated—and confounded—by the ninth plague, the plague of darkness. How can darkness be “tangible,” touchable? Yes, darkness can be oppressive, foreboding and forbidding. But darkness is not substantive; much the opposite, it is usually defined as the absence of light, …

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A Thousand Words – January 3, 2022

Jacob Sapirstein High School for Boys

Students from the Jacob Sapirstein High School for Boys in the Ramot met with Rabbi Kenneth Brander, President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone and their high school principal, Rabbi Yuval Farjun, in the school’s educational greenhouse. Established on the occasion of the year of the shemita, the greenhouse serves as a place for …

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