shavuot

What We Really Received at Sinai

Rabbi Shlomo Vilk

What we really received at Sinai Rabbi Shlomo Vilk, Rosh Yeshiva of the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva 7 June, 2019 Nobody knows precisely what was uttered at Sinai; our Sages and scholars over the generations have offered numerous hypotheses: beginning with the notion that condenses the revelation to the single Hebrew letter of …

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Ruth and the Hollywood Ending

Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval

Ruth and the Hollywood Ending The story of Ruth, as is, does not furnish the stuff for romantic Hollywood films, teaching instead about a building an enduring relationship. Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval is a fellow at the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum, a division of the Ohr Torah Stone network. Typical …

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The chain of Torah transmission and its implications today

Rabbanit Tzivia Kusminsky

The Chain of Torah transmission and its implications today Tzivia Kusminsky, Director of Latin America and Poland for the OTS Amiel BaKehila program The festival of Shavuot has several names, among them “The feast of the receipt of the Torah”, given that on that day, after the exodus from Egypt, Israel received this important compendium of …

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Law and Lyrics: The Challenge of Shavuot

Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein

Law and Lyrics: The Challenge of Shavuot Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein, Director of Training and Placement for OTS’s Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Programs The events of Shavuot, receiving the Torah and it’s Jewish lifestyle, was probably the most severe “life-change” ever to take place to an entire nation: from eating anything to eating only kosher, from …

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“Ten Commandments” – Yachad 2018

Can you recite all Ten Commandments? How do they impact on your daily life? These are some of the questions that OTS’s Yachad Program for Jewish Identity posed to Israelis of all ages and backgrounds during the week preceding the Festival of Shavuot and on Shavuot night itself. The activities were part of a nationwide initiative …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Shavuot 5778

Shavuot Rabbi David Stav   One of the enigmas with which our Sages struggled is the meaning behind where the Torah was given. A desert can provide an awe-inspiring backdrop, but it is usually far away from inhabited areas and the water so sorely needed by those who wander within it. Wouldn’t it have been more …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Naso 5776

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –“And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and to his sons saying so shall you bless the children of Israel; say to them, may the Lord bless you and keep you…’” (Numbers 6:22-27) There are very few passages of the Bible which are …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Naso 5776

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Naso (Numbers 4:21 – 7:89)  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –“And the Lord spoke to Moses saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and to his sons saying so shall you bless the children of Israel; say to them, may the Lord bless you and keep you…’” (Numbers 6:22-27) There are very few passages of the Bible which are …

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