Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein

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

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  The Secret to Forgiveness Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein Director of Training and Placement, Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Programs During the High-Holiday period, when Slichot[1] are recited rather, THE REFRAIN that we repeat endlessly are the famous “Thirteen Attributes of Mercy” starting with the know words of “Hashem Hashem, Kel, Rachum, Vechanun”/” G-d, G-d, benevolent G-d, …

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Chanukah: Not Just for Elitists Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein Director of Training and Placement, Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel  About a year ago, a Straus-Amiel emissary serving a community abroad, was interested in sending his daughter to an Orthodox high school in Israel, due to the lack of any Jewish school in his community.  When searching various options …

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Rosh Chodesh Davening: Something’s Missing Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein At the beginning of each Jewish month [with the exception of Rosh Hashanah, which is a full-fledged holiday beginning of the Jewish year, and also being the beginning of the Jewish month of “Tishrei[1]“,] we add the paragraph of “Yaale VeYavo” to our Amida on that day …

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Slichot: Forgive and Be Forgiven Let it slide and G-d will too Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein Director of Training and Placement, Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Programs Introduction It’s a widespread custom[1] to say “Slichot”/Prayers besieging G-d for forgiveness, beginning either from Rosh Chodesh Elul/beginning the month prior to Rosh Hashana[2]/ the Saturday night before Rosh Hashana, or …

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