Today is October 19, 2019 / /
In a Jerusalem Post article, YCT musmakh, Rabbi Avidan Freedman describes his relationship with three African refugees in Israel and invites his fellow Israelis to follow the Torah’s commandment in offering shelter to those in need.“Rather than comply blindly with the government’s policies, I will open my eyes, extend my hand, and say to all who need it: I will be your shelter.”
YCT musmakhim Jon Leener and Avram Mlotek impact hundreds of millennials in their respective Base Hillels in the NYC neighborhoods of Chelsea and Williamsburg. Their work is well described in this JTA article:
“Base occupies a middle ground between the home-and synagogue-based outreach of Chabad, the outward-looking Hasidic movement, and Moishe House, a network of apartments where young Jewish singles host social and holiday events in exchange for rent subsidies.… Read the rest
In a recent eJewishphilanthrophy article, YCT musmakh Amitai Fraiman, proposes a “reverse Birthright” program, to address the growing chasm between Israel and North American Jewry.
“(US Jews) are people that never send their children to fight for their country … Most of them are having quite convenient lives.” (Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely in a speech on November 22, 2017)
Hotovely’s words are yet another recent example of the lack of understanding and appreciation of American Jewry by Israeli public figures.… Read the rest
YCT musmakh Rabbi Daniel Goodman (’16) claims that the first book of the Torah has plenty to say about sexual exploitation.
“Bill Cosby. Bill O’Reilly. Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey. Charlie Rose. Matt Lauer. John Conyers. What drives these men to engage in such terrible behavior?… Read the rest
YCT musmakh Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz (’10) has written a new piece on the importance of Jewish Adult education in eJewish Philanthropy:
“Adult Jewish learning need not be relegated as an afterthought, nor does it have to follow a cookie cutter approach into mediocrity and, ultimately, irrelevance.… Read the rest
YCT musmakh Rabbi Zach Truboff ’10 has announced the publication of a new IRF Journal, Libi B’Mizrach, a collection of essays and reflections on Religious Zionism. This past year saw two momentous anniversaries in the history of Zionism- fifty years since the Six Day War and one hundred years since the Balfour Declaration.… Read the rest
The support group, informally called “How You Feeling?” is a grassroots project of Rabbi Avram Mlotek, one of the founders of Base Hillel, home-based communities for Jewish millennials that use a rabbi’s home as a convening point for pluralistic Jewish life.… Read the rest
The South African Jewish Report on YCT musmakh Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz’s recent teaching in the South African Jewish community:
“Love him or shun him, Modern Orthodox Rabbi Dr Shmuly Yanklowitz is an extraordinary human being whose controversial views are a spiritual thorn in the establishment’s side.… Read the rest
Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) announces the launch of the new Audio Catalog as part of the YCTorah Virtual Library, now available at Torahlibrary.org.
The Audio Catalog includes over 500 recordings of lectures by over 100 presenters from YCT’s annual Yemei Iyun beginning in 2007.… Read the rest