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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.comRead 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

Faced With Strife and Simcha, Experts on Jewish Pastoral Counseling Share Insights That Transcend Judaism Itself

Posted on February 8, 2017

Recognizing that the methodology and skill-building needed to address these issues were sorely lacking in the traditional education of religious leaders, efforts began to integrate such training into the curricula. One of the most important contributions to this effort is the recent publication The Art of Jewish Pastoral Counseling: A Guide for All Faiths by Michelle Friedman and Rachel Yehuda.Read the rest

YCT Statement on Women Clergy

Posted on February 3, 2017

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, based on the guidance of our Rosh HaYeshiva and in concurrence with many other respected halakhic authorities, believes firmly in the importance and desirability of promoting both men and women who seek to become Orthodox leaders in the field of Jewish learning, rendering halakhic rulings, playing leadership roles in synagogues and schools, and serving as clergy.  … Read the rest

Remove the Catholic Church From Auschwitz

Posted on January 27, 2017

Read Rav Avi Weiss’s opinion piece in the New York Times about the Catholic Church within Auschwitz.Read the rest