Today is February 21, 2019 / /
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
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
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
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
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.com… Read the rest
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