Judaism

Yom Ha’Kippurim: A Day Hallowed in Fear or Honored in Joy?

This week’s shiur, “Yom Ha’Kippurim: A Day Hallowed in Fear or Honored in Joy?”, was delivered by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone. Click here to download sources https://youtu.be/pewgYCblj5w

Peace will only come when the faiths of Jews and Arabs are acknowledged

Peace will only come when the faiths of Jews and Arabs are acknowledged “If religion is part of the problem, then it must necessarily be part of the solution.” By Yakov Nagen | September 22, 2020 Together with my students, I am sitting in an enormous and magnificent tent in the Hebron Hills. Before us are …

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Celebration & Trepidation: Rosh Hashanah With and Without the Sounds of the Shofar

This week’s shiur, “Celebration & Trepidation: Rosh Hashanah With and Without the Sounds of the Shofar”, was delivered by Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein, Director of Training and Placement for the OTS Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Programs. Click here to download sources

The breath of life and the shofar blasts

The breath of life and the shofar blasts The one biblical mitzvah that characterizes Rosh Hashanah reenacts the creation of humankind, an event that occurred on this very date in history Rabbanit Dena (Freundlich) Rock teaches Talmud and Halakha at Midreshet Lindenbaum, in addition to coordinating the school’s Matmidot Scholars program. Rosh Hashanah appears to …

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“Can You Hear Me? Multiple Meanings of the Sound of the Shofar”

This week’s shiur, “Celebration & Trepidation: Rosh Hashanah With and Without the Sounds of the Shofar”, was delivered by Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein, Director of Training and Placement for the OTS Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Programs. Click here to download sources

“On Rosh Hashana Our Fate is Inscribed and on Yom Kippur it is Sealed: What Does this Mean?”

This week’s shiur, “On Rosh Hashana Our Fate is Inscribed and on Yom Kippur it is Sealed: What Does this Mean?”, was delivered by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, OTS founder, Chancellor Emeritus and Rosh HaYeshiva.  https://youtu.be/icIW0Lld1No

Light Through the Darkness: Teachings for Today from Reb Zadok HaKohen of Lublin

This week’s shiur, “Light Through the Darkness: Teachings for Today from Reb Zadok of Lublin,” was delivered by Rabbanit Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld, graduate of the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) https://youtu.be/rNdD1US7gY8

Building Identity and Creating Community

Building Identity and Creating Community For many secular Israelis who wouldn’t think of entering a synagogue or participating in “religious” activities, the Yachad Program provides meaning – as well as an outlet that empowers them to explore their Jewish heritage and even pass it on to their children. “Israelis who are religious have a much …

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