Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Celebrating Jewish Women’s Leadership These young women have chosen to spend a year in study decoding the tall tomes of Jewish sources. Barbara Sofer |  May 19, 2021 I know the latest Pew Research Center report on the state of Jewish life in America is being read as good news, but it doesn’t assuage my …

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In Defense of Dialogue “In our dialogue, I learned from these non-Orthodox rabbis about tikkun olam and interfaith work which has largely been forgotten by Orthodoxy.” Oped by Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin   | November 22, 2020 A recent letter of condemnation signed by 22 Orthodox Zionist rabbis against showing any kind of recognition whatsoever to non-Orthodox rabbis left …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Celebrates Jewish Unity, Not Uniformity By Elizabeth Kratz | December 12, 2019 Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s brow furrows when he speaks of polarization in the larger Jewish community, but it smooths when he speaks of his teachers and their messages, his students and his work. He flashes his trademark wide smile, showing intrinsic …

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Blurred Perceptions By Rabbi Shlomo RiskinOTS Founder, Chancellor Emeritus and Rosh HaYeshiva What does our sober and moderate Judaism, with its emphasis on “You shall be holy,” have to do with a masquerade ball? And yet, that is precisely what characterizes our celebration of Purim, replete with (often outlandish) costumes and an abundance of the …

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Giving students spiritual wings Rabbi Kenneth Brander describes his challenging new job at the head of Ohr Torah Stone By JOANNE PALMER | December 27, 2018 What exactly is Ohr Torah Stone? The name is opaque — three nouns in a line. Ohr is Hebrew; it means light. Stone is English; we’ll come back to what …

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