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The Sarug Rabbi to the Chief Rabbi: Disparagement of Torah Scholars; You Are Invited to Our Yeshiva Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander sends a letter to the Chief Rabbi following his remarks against high school yeshivas: “I was deeply sorry that a disagreement became a conflict, accompanied by complete disrespect of the Torah scholars of the …

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Congratulations to Rabbi Michael Kohn, a graduate of the Straus-Amiel Program, upon his appointment as the Chief Rabbi of Berne Canton, Switzerland  In an emotional ceremony, OTS alumnus Rabbi Michael Kohn was inaugurated as the Chief Rabbi of the Swiss Jewish communities of Berne and Biel. Kohn, a graduate shaliach of the Straus-Amiel Practical Rabbinics …

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Rabbi Avichai Apel has been elected Chief Rabbi of Frankfurt With the blessing of the leading rabbis, the Israeli rabbinate and the heads of the Conference of European Rabbis, Rabbi Avichai Apel has been elected to serve as rabbi of Frankfurt, Germany.  “I will continue to do everything in my power to spread and glorify the …

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Beit Ohr Torah of Kiev, Ukraine, was officially dedicated in mid-September 2014.  A group of OTS representatives, led by Rabbi Riskin, arrived for a short unveiling ceremony on the premises, in conjunction with the Midrasha Tzionit, OTS’s local partner in the endeavor. Rabbi Riskin expressed his fervent prayer, shared by all, that the new bayit …

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Congratulations to Rabbi David Peter, a graduate of the Straus-Amiel Program, upon his appointment as the Chief Rabbi of Prague.  The change in the position of chief rabbi of Prague should not trigger any major change in its Jewish community, Peter, 38, told the Czech News Agency. “I will be learning continually, but continuity is vital,” Peter …

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