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Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein

40 Men but no minyan, and a sukkah in the living room: the challenges of bringing Judaism back to the Jews of Europe Oped by Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein | Maariv| 3 February, 2020 Despite the worrying rise in anti-Semitism, non-Jews in Poland and Germany are gravitating to synagogues for lectures and even for prayer services …

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Increased numbers of non-Jews attending synagogue services This trend is particularly interesting considering “the long history of antisemitism in Germany and Poland” said Ohr Torah Stone President By JERUSALEM POST STAFF  | JANUARY 31, 2020 L-R: Rabbi Yehoshua Ellis (Warsaw); Rabbi Oriel Zaretsky (Warsaw); Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein, director of Training and Placement at the OTS Straus-Amiel …

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Rabbi Uzi Levian of Gothenburg Sweden

“You walk around freely with your kippa on?” Oped by Rabbi Uzi Levian | October 31, 2019 On the night of Yom Kippur, following a moving prayer service and a reunion with Gothenburg’s Jewish members, some of whom I had last seen exactly a year before, we walked out of our community building and headed …

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Ohr Torah Stone expresses heartfelt condolences to the family of Lori Gilbert Kaye, murdered in yesterday’s attack on the Chabad of Poway while heroically shielding and saving the life of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein. Our thoughts and prayers are with the three injured victims and with all of our brothers and sisters in Poway at this …

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Horrific report: Number of Jews killed in anti-Semitic attacks reaches all-time high in past year Marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs comes out with a report on escalating anti-Semitism during past year. “Strengthening our unity more important than ever,” says Rabbi Brander of Ohr Torah Stone By Merav Cohen | Kipa News …

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Pittsburgh Strong According to statistics released by the FBI, of the approximately 3,000 hate crimes committed against religious groups in the US in 2016, more than half were committed against Jews. By Rabbi Kenneth Brander | October 31, 2018 A whirlwind of emotions has swept up Jews worldwide in the wake of the shocking and …

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