Dedicated to Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael

At the conclusion of last week’s IDF Officer Training Course, these two soldiers, alumnae of Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Claudia Cohen Torah/Army School (Hadas), received their new ranks and and Intelligence Corps officers’ pins. They joined 15 other young women from last year’s Hadas class now serving as officers within the framework …

“Parsha to the Point” – Devarim 5778

Parshat Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22) Rabbi David Stav Paragraph This Shabbat, we begin the fifth and final volume of the Five Books of Moses. This Shabbat is also commonly referred to as “Shabbat Chazon”, so named for the opening word of the Haftarah reading: “The vision (‘chazon’) of Yishayahu (Isaiah) the son of Amotz”. This Haftarah …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Devarim 5778

Parshat Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1–3:22) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “Zion shall be redeemed because of her moral justice and her children shall return to her because of her compassionate righteousness” (Isaiah 1:27). The Shabbat before the bleak day of Tisha Be’Av, the fast commemorating the destruction of both Holy Temples, is …

“OTS Amiel BaKehila” Program launches in West Hartford

West Hartford takes the lead in coordinating new Israeli bridge-building initiative By Stacey Dresner – Published July 10, 2018 WEST HARTFORD – One Wednesday evening in May, members of a Torah study group gathered at the Crown Market after hours and were joined by American-Israeli musician Yitzchok Meir Malek, who gave an impromptu concert. …

Hot off the Press… “Beyond Routine”

Mazal tov to Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein, Director of Training and Placement for Ohr Torah Stone’s emissary programs, Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel, on the publication of his second book: “Beyond Routine.” CLICK TO ORDER Rabbi Grunstein received rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and holds a BA in Education from Herzog …

“Parsha to the Point” – Matot-Masei 5778

Parshat Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2-36:13) Rabbi David Stav Paragraph As we conclude the Book of Numbers, we read for the first time of any part of our people expressing a desire to take leave of the other tribes. We have already read about how the nation sinned, complained, and disagreed with each other – but this is a whole new level. The tribes …

“Shabbat Shalom” – Matot-Masei 5778

Parshat Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2–36:13) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – This week’s double portion records how the Jews finally cross the Jordan River on their way to conquer the Promised Land. The tribes of Gad, Reuven and half the tribe of Menashe possess a great multitude of cattle, and “paradise” for cattle is good grazing land, which …