The Ten Days of Atonement: Connecting Heaven and Earth Rabbi Shay Nave is the director of OTS’s Yachad Program for Jewish Identity Jewish time is a complicated business. The Jewish calendar is a double calendar of sorts. On the one
The Haunting Sound of the Shofar Rabbi Ari and Laura Silbermann are shlichim from OTS’s Straus-Amiel Emissary Training Institute, currently serving as Rabbi and Rabbanit of Mizrachi UK in Manchester, England The piercing sound of the shofar is our way of enthroning
The Biblical Meaning of “Kippurim” Rabbi Menachem Leibtag Midreshet Lindenbaum Is the ‘Day of ATONEMENT’ a precise translation for YOM KIPPUR? In English, the word ‘atonement’ implies amends for a certain wrongdoing. In this sense, the ‘Day of Atonement’ implies
From Justice to Mercy Rabbi Ohad Teharlev Director of Israeli Programs, Midreshet Lindenbaum The theme of “memory” figures prominently during the High Holy Days, particularly on Rosh Hashana, which the Torah calls Yom Hazikaron and Zichron Terua . To underscore this concept, our Sages quote
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