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Straus-Amiel Graduate Appointed Chief Rabbi of Bern Canton

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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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Magnificent ritual bath in Wroclaw, Poland rededicated, half a century after closing its gates

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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Warsaw’s Jews Bury Sifrei Torah

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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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The Code and the Reality – 15 minutes for Shacharit

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 #21: “We’ll give you 15 minutes for Shacharit, Rabbi”  

The Code and the Reality – Saying Shehechiyanu on an Anniversary

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 #19: “Saying ‘Shehechiyanu’ on an Anniversary?”  

The Code and the Reality – Saying Shehechiyanu on Conversion

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?”  

The Code and the Reality – “Sitting Chazzan: Part II”

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 #17: “A sitting chazzan: Can one daven amida (literally meaning standing up) while sitting down?”  

The Code and the Reality – “Sitting Chazzan: Part I”

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 #16: “A sitting chazzan: Can one daven amida (literally meaning standing up) while sitting down?”  

The Code and the Reality – “Sacrifice for the Community?”

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 #15: “Cover Yourself, or Sacrifice for the Community?”  

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