Dvar Torah

Remembrance and the Journey from Judgment to Mercy Rabbi Ohad Teharlev is the director of Israeli Programs at Midreshet Lindenbaum There are two Memorial Days in the Jewish-Israeli calendar: Rosh Hashanah, and Remembrance Day for fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terror. These are both significant days that generate a change in the world. The …

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Pnina Omer

The Importance of Melody in the Journey of Teshuva during the High Holidays Pnina Omer is the director of OTS’s Yad La’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center & Hotline The journey of teshuva – repenting and finding forgiveness – during the High Holy Days stands upon three pillars: time, words, and melodies.   The …

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Rabbanit Devorah Evron

An Opportunity to Begin Anew Rabbanit Devorah Evron is the director of OTS’s Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) The commandment regarding Rosh Hashanah appears several times in the Torah, yet only one account in the Tanakh (in Nehemia, chapter 8) states that it took place on the 1st of Tishrei, on Rosh …

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The Haunting Sound of the Shofar Rabbi Ari and Laura Silbermann are shlichim from OTS’s Straus-Amiel Emissary Training Institute, currently serving as Rabbi and Rabbanit of Mizrachi UK in Manchester, England The piercing sound of the shofar is our way of enthroning God, and is  meant to inspire us to do teshuva (reflect on our actions, and literally, …

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