Chanukah

Chanukka 5784: How Can I Say Hallel this Year?

Chanukka 5784: How Can I Say Hallel this Year? By Rabbi David Brofsky, Ra”m at Midreshet Lindenbaum Many years ago, I had the great zechut of participating in Midreshet Lindenbaum’s annual Poland trip. Each year our students travel after Sukkot,

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Parshat Vayeshev: What Constitutes Guilt?

The article below is from Rabbi Riskin’s book Bereishit: Confronting Life, Love and Family, part of his Torah Lights series of commentaries on the weekly parsha, published by Maggid and available for purchase here. Parshat Vayeshev: What Constitutes Guilt? Rabbi

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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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‘And the pit was empty, having no water in it:’

‘And the pit was empty, having no water in it:’ The Deeper Message Behind the Hasmonean Revolt Rabbi Dr. Ari Silbermann, a former shaliach in Manchester, England, is the Director of Education and Leadership Development of the Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Training Institutes Ask

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“Parsha and Purpose” – Miketz 5782

“Parsha and Purpose” – Miketz 5782 Rabbi Kenneth Brander’s weekly insights into the parsha  “What Happens When Our Best Efforts Fall Short?” Click here for text Click here for audio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me83tLCj-NM Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Miketz-Chanukah 5782

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Miketz-Chanukah (Genesis 41:1-44:17) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –As children, we learn that Chanukah is about the victory of the Judeans over the Greek-Syrians; Jews over Gentiles. We know from the Books of the Maccabees and

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