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Korach: Leadership, Accountability and Responsibility

Rabbi Chaim Kanterovich

Korach: Leadership, Accountability and Responsibility Rabbi Chaim Kanterovich, OTS Senior International Educator and Director of the OMEK program At one point or other in our lives, we all feel victimized. We feel taken advantage of, wronged by another person, or perhaps that life is simply not fair. The victim state of mind is extremely potent, …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Korach 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Korach (Numbers 16:1-18:32) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Korach took…” ( Numbers 16:1)  Is controversy a positive or a negative phenomenon? Since the ideal of peace is so fundamental to the Jewish ideal – to such an extent that we even greet and bid farewell to each other with the …

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Shelach: It would have been more appropriate to send women as spies

Rabbanit Renana Birnbaum

Parshat Shelach: It would have been more appropriate to send women as spies Rabbanit Renana Birnbaum is the Director of the Claudia Cohen Women Educators Institute and OTS’s Conversion Institute for Spanish Speakers The spies understood their roles differently than what Moses had intended. What was the goal of their mission, and was it even …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Shelach Lecha 5779

This week’s parsha commentary has been sponsoredby the Charif family of Sydney, Australia    in memory of Bryna (Bertha) bat Nottel Noteh Charif whose 5th Yartzheit was on 21 Sivan. Shabbat Shalom: Shelach Lecha (Numbers 13:1-15:41) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And God spoke unto Moses saying, ‘Send out men for yourself to spy …

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The Structure of the Menorah and the Structure of the Torah

Rav Boaz Pash

Parshat Behaalotcha: The Structure of the Menorah and the Structure of the Torah Rabbi Boaz Pash is the Rosh Kollel of the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary‘s Torat Yosef Kollel At the beginning of this week’s Parsha, we read the following: “Hashem spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to Aaron and say to him, “When …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Behaalotcha 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Behaalotcha (Numbers 8:1-12:16) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And it came to pass, when the Ark traveled forward, that Moses said, “Rise up O God, and scatter Your enemies; and let them that hate You flee before You.” And when it rested he said, “Return O God, unto the myriads of the …

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Parshat Naso: Limitless Love?

Yisrael Avital

Parshat Naso: Limitless Love? We ought to enjoy our good lives, accept Hashem’s gifts every day, perpetually, and thank Him for them. On the other hand, we should also remember that we were given a role in this world, and that we aren’t like the beasts of the field, driven solely by our instincts. “Can …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Naso 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “When a man or woman shall commit any sin that people may commit, to do a trespass against the Lord, and that person be guilty; then they shall confess their sin which they have committed…” (Numbers 5:6–7) According to Maimonides, this verse, which …

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