A rabbinic role model for all Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, a colossal figure in the American rabbinate, dedicated his personal and professional life to the extended private domain. Oped by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander   | December 20, 2020  Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, a colossal figure in the American rabbinate, who served the Jewish community for nearly seven decades, …

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Congratulations to Rabbi Michael Kohn, a graduate of the Straus-Amiel Program, upon his appointment as the Chief Rabbi of Berne Canton, Switzerland  In an emotional ceremony, OTS alumnus Rabbi Michael Kohn was inaugurated as the Chief Rabbi of the Swiss Jewish communities of Berne and Biel. Kohn, a graduate shaliach of the Straus-Amiel Practical Rabbinics …

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Basok at the Mikva

Magnificent ritual bath in Wroclaw, Poland rededicated, half a century after closing its gates In the presence of the Chief Rabbi of Poland, the hundred-year-old mikva (ritual bath) was rededicated at the end of the week, after having suffered great neglect during Communist regime in the country By Itamar Eichner, Yediot Acharonot Judaism Reporter – …

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Photo credit: Pawel Brylsky

Warsaw’s Jewish community buried fragments of pre-war Torah scrolls inside two enormous clay jars at the city’s Jewish cemetery on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the start of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.  Kol Hakavod to OTS Straus-Amiel graduate, Warsaw’s Chief Rabbi Moshe Bloom, for organizing the burial in cooperation with Poland’s Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich …

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Rabbi Grunstein“The Code and the Reality”  

Audio Series by Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein, Director of Training and Placement of OTS rabbinical and educational emissaries

Shiur #18: “May a Person Who Converted to Judaism Say ‘Shehechiyanu’ on the Day of His/Her Conversion?”