Germany to Israel: OTS Mission Celebrates 30 Years of Impact

Join Rabbi Shlomo Riskin on a Once-in-a-Lifetime Journey Steeped in rich history and a painful past, Germany invokes very strong emotions. It is not only the symbol of the darkest annals of our history, it is also the birthplace of Ashkenazi Judaism. Torah study is not complete without the commentaries Rashi wrote in Worms. Similarly, domestic …

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30 Years of Pioneering Modern Orthodox Solutions

The euphoria of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s 1983 aliya was tempered by the discovery of a Jewish state lacking strong, moral, religious leadership, where the Rabbinate’s approach was narrow and ritualistic, relations between secular and religious were tense, and groups with no voice within the halachic world were marginalized or alienated. He quickly recognized the tremendous …

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“Being Normal: Keep it to Yourself”

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Director of Training and Placement of OTS rabbinical and educational emissaries

Shiur #15: “Keep it to Yourself”  

 

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Parshat Vayishlach 5774 – Rabbi Riskin (text)

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Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4 – 36:43) Efrat, Israel – Israel’s military operation “Pillar of Defense” was greatly successful in ending the rocket attacks on the residents in the South whose lives were constantly being threatened by rocket fire from Hamas, the same Hamas which is now threatening another Intifada. That war gained a great …

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“Being Normal: At Another’s Expense?”

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Director of Training and Placement of OTS rabbinical and educational emissaries

Shiur #14: “Being Machmir at the Expense of Another Person”  

 

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“Being Normal: At What Expense Machmir?”

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Director of Training and Placement of OTS rabbinical and educational emissaries

Shiur #13: “Being Machmir at the Expense of Another Mitzva”  

 

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Parshat Vayetze 5774 – Rabbi Riskin (text)

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Vayetze (Genesis 28:10-32:3) Efrat, Israel – “And he confronted the place and lodged there because the sun had set…” (Genesis 28:11) Jacob, the last of the patriarchs, is forced by his brother, Esau, to leave his ancestral home for exile. The Talmud (B.T. Brachot 26b) interprets our opening verse as follows: “Jacob enacted …

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“Being Normal: Are Chumras Good or Bad for the Jews?”

 

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Director of Training and Placement of OTS rabbinical and educational emissaries

Shiur #12: “Chumras: Good or Bad for the Jews?” 

 

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