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Who’s in? Who’s out?

Posted on May 11, 2017

Who is a Jew in good standing? Who is in and who is out of the tribe? Rabbi Dov Linzer to discuss Jewish identity in Teaneck this upcoming shabbos at the Davar Institute.

For more information about each os his talks and location information please click below.… Read the rest

I Could Not Comfort Myself

Posted on May 2, 2017

Diaspora Jews admire the IDF, but for Rabbi Avi Weiss, one of the most prominent rabbis in the United States, this honor became personal after his daughter immigrated to Israel and his grandchildren enlisted. “When I was young, I always thought that my job as a rabbi during times of pain was to find a formula that would remove the darkness.”… Read the rest

‘Fleet as an Eagle’: Scouts Soar into the Rabbinate

Posted on April 26, 2017

Rabbi Josh Feigelson and Dan Margulies ’17 are featured in this article showcasing Eagle Scouts gone on to become Rabbis in the field… Read the rest

Looking for a Way to Commemorate Yom Ha-Shoah?

Posted on April 24, 2017

The Holocaust—perhaps the twentieth century’s most religiously significant event—is remembered without religious sentiment, or even religious language. The tones are institutional, the palette secular, and the effect much external fanfare and sparse internal fervor. Ben Greenfield ’17 discusses the Seder ha-Levayah le-Yom Ha-Shoah in the Lehrhaus.com.… Read the rest

Reflections On My Father’s Legacy

Posted on April 6, 2017

Miriam Schacter writes in The Times of Israel a beautiful piece about her father Rabbi Herschel Schacter’s legacy.… Read the rest

The Triple Decker Shalshelet: Partnership With Those Differently Abled – Parshat Vayikra

Posted on April 5, 2017

Read Rabbi Asher Lopatin’s piece for Matan highlighting the communal bond in an eternal chain when we allow all members of our community to give and contribute according to our unique abilities.… Read the rest

Every Age Shines with its Own Light:” A Review of “When God Becomes History”: Historical Essays of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Hakohen Kook, translated by Bezalel Naor

Posted on March 27, 2017

Rav Kook’s philosophy of history, he was the only prominent modern Jewish thinker to develop a comprehensive theological framework to explain both secularism and Zionism, the two dominant forces that have shaped Jewish history in the modern era. Read Rabbi Zach Truboff’s piece published in Thelehrhaus.comRead the rest

Host of SXSW festival, Austin also trying to lure more Orthodox Jews

Posted on March 16, 2017

“This is a very active shul that is accepting and embracing of everyone,” said Tiferet Rabbi Daniel Millner. “Every person in this synagogue is essential to its success.”… Read the rest

How Female Clergy Strengthen Our Orthodox Community

Posted on February 13, 2017

Our congregation, the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale – The Bayit, a longstanding OU member synagogue deeply committed to halacha (Jewish law) in its fullness, is a living response to that opposition.  Having both men and women serve as clergy and interns, as spiritual leaders, enhances our community’s commitment to Torah and mitzvot.… Read the rest

Rabbi Dan Millner ’14 at the Texas House of Representatives

Posted on February 10, 2017

On Thursday, February 9th, Rabbi Dan Millner ’14 delivered the invocation at the Texas House of Representatives. Watch the video here. Read the rest

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