Straus Rabbinical Seminary

Year after Year

Year after Year by Yoni Rotenberg Shevii Magazine – 30/3/2018 The halls are full, the desire for kosher food is up and the students are seeking a meeting with meaning | Community rabbis worldwide tell about the connection to Pesach among Jews, even those who are very far from religion “One year I invited a couple …

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Giving Thanks

“אוֹדֶה ה’ בְּכָל-לֵבָב” — “I give thanks to God with all my heart” This was the heart-felt proclamation made by Rabbi Boaz Pash in a moving display of gratitude to the Almighty yesterday. Rav Boaz, a former Straus-Amiel emissary and current Rosh Kollel of Ohr Torah Stone’s Kollel Torat Yosef was miraculously saved earlier this week from …

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Chanukah Interlude

Rabbi Dr. Lior Kaminetsky, a musmach of the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary’s Kollel Torat Yosef and a Straus-Amiel emissary in England, has an extra string to his rabbinical bow – literally. An accomplished violinist, Rabbi Kaminetsky brought Chanuka to life in his shul, Birmingham Central Synagogue. מזכרת מקונצרט החנוכה בבירמינגהם, אנגליה Posted by Lior …

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Sanctifying and Celebrating Life

On Friday, November 13th, Rabbi Yaa’cov Litman and his 18-year-old son Netanel were murdered in a terror attack near Hebron.  Five other family members – Litman’s wife, three daughters aged 5, 9, and 11, and a 16-year-old son – suffered minor wounds. The family was driving to the Shabbat Kallah (a bride’s pre-wedding Shabbat celebration) of Sarah Techiya, a …

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“In Polish city, a wedding celebrates Jewish rediscovery and revival” – JTA

This amazing story of an amazing Jewish couple highlights Jewish renewal in Poland, and features Wroclaw’s rabbi, Straus-Amiel emissary Rabbi Tyson Herberger. “In Polish city, a wedding celebrates Jewish rediscovery and revival” by Ruth Ellen Gruber 06/24/2014 WROCLAW, Poland (JTA) — When Katka Reszke and Slawomir Grunberg tied the knot at the historic White Stork synagogue …

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“OTS Conference in Bulgaria” – Times of Israel

“A Rabbinic Conference in Bulgaria” by Rabbi Avi Baumol 05/4/2014 The Straus-Amiel and  Beren-Amiel emissarial-training programs prepare and place over 30 rabbis and educators annually in countries all over the world. To date, there are more than 160 spiritual leaders currently serving communities in every continent save Antarctica, teaching Jews, converting non-Jews, involving themselves in all areas …

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