Chagim – The Jewish Festivals

The Desire for Meaning

The Desire for Meaning Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone  What is it that brings Jews out in droves to High Holiday services? As indicated in the Pew Research Center’s 2020 Jewish Population

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The Paradox of Teshuva: A New Narrative

The Paradox of Teshuva: A New Narrative Sarah Cabot is an alumna (2018) and current Machshava Teacher in Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program The concept of teshuva is one that is often taken for granted. The fact

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An Opportunity to Listen

An Opportunity to Listen Jennifer Rubin Raskas is a participant in OTS’s International Halakha Scholars Program (IHSP) and Washington, DC Director at the Hartman Institute of North America During Rosh Hashana, we will read Torah and Haftorah selections that center

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“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!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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