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OTS Emissaries: Responsibility to Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael

OTS-trained rabbis and educators currently serving communities in the Diaspora have temporarily traded in their ‘shlichlut‘ to the world for emergency ‘shlichut’ in Israel, returning home to join their comrades in Gaza. It is common for graduates of OTS’s Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel emissary programs serving as rabbis and educators in Jewish communities overseas to return …

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“Protective Edge” – Rabbi Riskin’s Reflections on a Unique Nation

Yuval Heiman z"l

“Protective Edge:”  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Reflects upon a Unique Nation The Sages of the Talmud teach that the Holy One, Blessed be He, dons t’filin (phylacteries) every day (as it were); they suggest that in the boxes (“houses”) of God’s t’filin are verses paralleling the boxes (“houses”) worn by the Israelites, the first verse in …

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