Judaism

  FEATURED POST   A House of Prayer for All Humanity By Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | January 4, 2023 For many years I’ve met with rabbis and sheikhs to discuss together the relationship between Islam and Judaism, based on our belief that God wishes to foster peace and fellowship among believers in Him. One day, …

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Reflections of Rav Soloveitchik on Chanukah by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander  When the Rambam wrote the Mishneh Torah, he stated that his purpose was: …so that the entire Oral Law might become known to all without difficulty… I have called this work Mishneh Torah, for a person will be able to first read the Written Torah …

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To the Diaspora, with Love – opinion Decades after the end of World War II and the creation of Israel – two penultimate events in our people’s modern history – the Jewish community continues to struggle with assimilation. By Rabbi Daniel Touito | October 31, 2022  As a former shaliach (emissary) to the Jewish Diaspora …

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What Does God Want from Humanity? A New Perspective on the Creation Chapters By Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | October 20, 2022 The Torah, and in many respects the entire Bible, recounts primarily the story of the Jewish people. Only a few chapters discuss or address other nations. The exception is in the beginning of …

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125 Years of Modern Religious Zionism: A Time for Serious Reflection Our achievements over the past century and a quarter have surpassed the dreams of even the most ambitious visionaries. They’re nothing short of a manifestation of our prophets’ farsighted aspirations by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander   | September 2, 2022 The occasion of the 125th anniversary …

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Why persecution of Christians is a Jewish concern Over the past few years, while the world has been understandably distracted by other headline-grabbing problems, there has been a dramatic rise in the persecution of Christians. Rabbi Pesach Wolicki | April 13, 2022  As Passover approaches, I am reminded of the Passover seasons of my youth growing up …

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Lindenabum-Lod students greeting Ukrainian Refugees at Ben Gurion Airport

It’s not just about Ukraine, it’s about us By Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | March 15, 2022 The invasion of Ukraine challenges us to ask questions about ourselves. What is the role and place of Jewish people in the broader story of humanity? What is the role of the state of Israel in a global …

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RABBI SHLOMO RISKIN dances with the Torah at the Ohr Torah Stone annual dinner, 2019.

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin: Honoring a revolutionary rabbi – Book review From building Efrat to Orthodox women rabbis to Christian relations. by Alan Rosenbaum   | March 10, 2022  In the Orthodox world of today, the rosh yeshiva, or head of the rabbinical seminary, is often regarded as the supreme authority in matters of Jewish law, while the …

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Religion state reforms will strengthen halacha – opinion Modifications to kashrut and conversion systems represent a key opportunity to address critical issues in Jewish practice that demand change by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander   | February 12, 2022  In ongoing discussions with senior figures in the diaspora rabbinate, I’ve been exposed to sincere concerns over the nature …

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Meet the religious female combat soldiers who simulate Hizballah on the battlefield Six students from Midreshet Lindenbaum have joined the Tactical Simulation Unit that became operational a year ago as part of a special track | The key reason for the track: its meaningful, classified service in an all-female unit Yishai Elmakies, Kipa News 18/01/2022 …

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Tu B’Shvat: Strong Roots Ensure a Blossoming Future Thousands of Israelis participated in the Yachad Program for Jewish Identity Tu B’Shvat projects in communities across Israel, ranging from ecological education and environmental protection projects to parenting workshops and study sessions utilizing Jewish sources to explore concepts of personal and national growth, and to bring together …

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Don’t turn ‘agunot’ into pawns Her extremely complex case was brought before the official, state-authorized beit din of Tel Aviv. by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander   | December 7, 2021  When a victim of nearly 20 years of violence and abuse asks the Chief Rabbinate’s beit din (court) to be released from her broken marriage, the last …

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