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Palermo’s First Synagogue in 500 Years

Courtesy of Shavei Israel

For over 500 years there was no Shul in Palermo, Sicily. This week, part of a Catholic Church will become a synagogue. Kol Hakavod to OTS Straus-Amiel graduate, Rabbi Pinhas Punturello, on this incredible achievement.   Palermo, Sicily, to get first synagogue in 500 years In a gesture marking anniversary of expulsion, Catholic Church will finance …

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The Code and the Reality – “Mincha after Musaf”

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 #13: “Saying Mincha after Musaf on a Short Shabbat”  

The Code and the Reality – “Lighting Chanukah Candles on the Plane”

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 #11: “Lighting Chanukah Candles – On an Airplane?”  

The Code and the Reality – “Counting Women for a Minyan”

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 #10: “Counting Women for a Minyan – for Chanuka Candlelighting in Shul”  

The Code and the Reality – “Understanding the Chazzan”

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 #9: “When You Don’t Understand What the Chazzan is Saying in the Repetition of the Amida, are the Blessings in Vain?”  

The Code and the Reality – “Chazzan’s Repetition”

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 #7: “The Chazzan’s Repetition Scandal”  

The Code and the Reality – “Understanding Rosh Hashana Prayers”

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 #6: “How Can I Understand the Rosh Hashana Davening?”  

Appeal for Peace

    In Bratslav, Ukraine, Straus-Amiel emissary Rabbi David Basok joined other faith leaders, including the Dalai Lama, in a united APPEAL FOR PEACE.   “We have gathered here in this unique place, in this truly amazing region where people of many nations and cultures have successfully co-existed despite their different beliefs and religions. To …

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The Code and the Reality – “A Speech During Shofar Blowing”

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 #5: “A Speech in the Middle of Shofar Blowing”  

The Code and the Reality – “Doing Something that Looks Outlandish & Strange”

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 #4: “Doing Something that Looks Outlandish & Strange”  

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