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Taking Ownership: Empowering Secular Israelis to Reclaim and Cherish Jewish Heritage During the Hebrew month of Iyar, tens of thousands of Israelis participated in Yachad activities designed to foster a sense of togetherness, strengthen Jewish connections and empower people to take responsibility for their own Jewish life. In Israel, the Hebrew month of Iyar is …

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A Night to Remember: Yachad Makes Pesach Meaningful for Thousands of Israelis “Diaspora Jews who are not religious are generally much more connected to Jewish tradition and to a Jewish community than secular Jews in Israel are,” laments Alita Mor, a secular Israeli resident of Tel Aviv’s tony Ramat Aviv neighborhood. In a bid to …

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From Matza to Chametz: The Redemptive Journey of Pesach to Shavuot Rabbi Kenneth Brander is the President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone Times are turbulent – war in Ukraine, riots in Jerusalem; a sense of anarchy in the economy and uncertainty with the stability of our government in Israel. It is a holiday …

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The Blessing for Eating Chametz on Pesach Rabbi Kenneth Brander is the President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone On Pesach in Bergen-Belsen, Rabbi Aaron Issachar-Bernard Davids, who was Chief Rabbi of Rotterdam, Holland before the war, instructed his fellow prisoners to eat chametz; a decision he made due to the Jewish principle of …

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Passover 2022: Finding redemption in the face of terror – opinion The Talmud teaches that Nisan is the month of redemption for everyone just as it was for the Jews in Egypt in Exodus by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander   | April 8, 2022  The Talmud (Rosh Hashanah 10b) teaches that the month of Nisan is not …

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Shabbat Shalom: Last Day(s) of Pesach By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “The Lord will do battle for you and you shall be silent” (Exodus 14:14) The last day of the festival of Passover is dedicated to the splitting of the Reed’s Sea, one of the most dramatic and cataclysmic events in Biblical history.  …

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According to statistics, a mass exodus took place this past Pesach. But unlike the Biblical Exodus which Pesach is meant to recall, this exodus was comprised of half a million Israelis who responded to sweet vacation deals promising “true freedom” on this Festival of Freedom by swapping their matza for French croissants and their four …

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Pesach 5778  Rabbi David Stav We recall that following the Jewish People’s departure from Egypt, they found themselves in a serious bind, entrapped by towering mountains to the side, their oncoming Egyptian captors to the rear, and the sea up ahead. God tells the people to enter the sea, which splits and becomes dry land as …

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Year after Year by Yoni Rotenberg Shevii Magazine – 30/3/2018 The halls are full, the desire for kosher food is up and the students are seeking a meeting with meaning | Community rabbis worldwide tell about the connection to Pesach among Jews, even those who are very far from religion “One year I invited a couple …

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Pesach – Last Day Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “…God made the people take a roundabout path, by way of the desert…” [Ex. 13:18]. Having observed the Passover Seder just one week ago, we would do well to reflect back on that experience now in order to glean new insights for everyday life. For …

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The Four Emissaries  By Orly Harrari Arutz 7 – 29/3/2018 As part of a new initiative, four diaspora communities who view themselves as Jewish will have a Passover Seder with Israelis. “They want to be part of Judaism” Around the world there are many communities which view themselves as Jewish, even if they are not halakhically …

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