Chagim – The Jewish Festivals

“Shabbat Shalom” – Shavuot 5783

Shabbat Shalom: Shavuot By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – Our calendar moves from the spring festivals of Passover and Shavuot to the fall festivals of universal redemption and plenty, a journey in time that parallels a journey in space,

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“Ohr Torah Stone Makes Seder” – Rabbanit Sally Mayer

What is it that we really have to clean in preparation for Pesach? Hint: It’s more than just the crumbs… Listen to Rabbanit Sally Mayer, Rosh Midrasha of Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program Pesach Kasher v’Sameach! https://ots.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/14.-סאלי.mp4

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“Who am I?” Humility vs. Evasion

“Who am I?” Humility vs. Evasion Rabbi Eliyahu Gateno is the Rosh Kollel of the Straus Semicha Program training rabbis for the Diaspora, part of Ohr Torah Stone’s Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary, and the Director of the Maarava

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Chol Hamoed Pesach 5783

Shabbat Shalom: Chol Hamoed Pesach By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – While the Passover Seder is still freshly on our minds and taste buds, allow me to suggest an important lesson that we are likely to overlook. Fascinatingly, alongside

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Purim and Pesach: Two Models Of Redemption

Purim and Pesach: Two Models Of Redemption Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander The holidays of Purim and Pesach are observed in fairly similar ways: Both holidays are centered around feasting. While the tone of the Purim seudah differs from that of the Pesach seder,

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Reflections of Rav Soloveitchik on Chanukah

Reflections of Rav Soloveitchik on Chanukah by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander  When the Rambam wrote the Mishneh Torah, he stated that his purpose was: …so that the entire Oral Law might become known to all without difficulty… I have called

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The Light That Grows Each Night

The Light That Grows Each Night Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of the Ohr Torah Stone network There is a famous dispute between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai regarding how we should light the Chanukah lights.

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