Shofar in the Park

Israelis Prepare to Celebrate the Year’s Holiest Days Under Lockdown

Israelis Prepare to Celebrate the Year’s Holiest Days Under Lockdown As the pandemic in the country worsens, officials warn that new restrictions might not be enough to cut infection rates significantly. Many people question the logic and motives behind the rules. By Isabel Kershner | Sept. 18, 2020 JERUSALEM — As Israelis prepare to celebrate …

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ILTV: How to Celebrate the High Holidays under Lockdown

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How can we celebrate the upcoming holidays without breaking the lockdown? ILTV’s Aaron Poris spoke to OTS’ President and Rosh HaYeshiva, Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, about the OTS condensed halakhic machzor as well as the “Shofar BaPark” inititative designed to bring the shofar to all Israelis. Tune in:  https://ots.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Your-News-From-Israel-Sep.-17-2020-nmQCDzG485A_x264-online-video-cutter.com_.mp4

Jewish organization prepares for High Holy Days amid coronavirus pandemic

Jewish organization prepares for High Holy Days amid coronavirus pandemic In Israel, where coronavirus infections has spiked as of late, organizations are moving towards prayer services that will be limited in size as well as scope in order to stymie the infection rate. By Jerusalem Post Staff | September 9, 2020  Jewish organizations around the …

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NSN: Rosh Hashana in times of COVID

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Nachum Segal welcomed Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone (OTS), back to JM in the AM to discuss OTS’ condensed halakhic machzor and other activities for a Rosh Hashana under the shadow of COVID-19.

Shofar to Come to Parks – JPost

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Shofar to Come to Hundreds of Parks Throughout Israel “Shofar in the Park” will bring the spirit of the festival to more than 200 parks, central squares, community centers and public spaces throughout Israel. BY JPOST.COM STAFF September 5, 2018 On both days of Rosh Hashana, Ohr Torah Stone network’s “Yachad” program will run the “Shofar …

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There is a Shofar for Everyone

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There is a shofar for everyone The growing demand for Shofar in the Park, which will take place in 270 centers, proves that – contrary to public opinion – Israelis are far from being afraid of religion. Shimon Cohen, September 3, 2018 (Translated from Hebrew) A “Shofar in the Park” event will be held in …

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Shofar for Everyone

The Shofar Belongs to Everyone Rabbi Riskin often says that as committed Jews, our approach toward everything in life is critical: rather than cursing the darkness, we must light more candles. In what has become a tradition, our Yachad Program ran a nationwide Rosh Hashana initiative which lit the proverbial candles for tens of thousands of secular …

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The Torah Doesn’t Belong to Any One Denomination

“Rabbi Riskin: The Torah Doesn’t Belong to Any One Denomination” Rabbi Shlomo Riskin became one of the Chief Rabbinate’s biggest nemeses in 5775. His alternative conversion court is a direct challenge to the religious establishment, and he’s willing to go to the High Court of Justice to defend it. by Yair Ettinger 15/09/2015 “I’m depressed,” answers …

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