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Rabbi Reuven Sasson

Rabbi Sasson studied in yeshivot Mitzpeh Yericho and Beit El and is a student of the late Chief Rabbi R. Mordechai Eliyahu zt’l, R. Shabtai Sabato (Rosh Yeshiva Mitzpeh Yericho) and Rav Nachum Rechel. He also studied pnimiut ha’Torah under Rav Shalom Ullman zt’l, author of Daas Elohim. Rabbi Sasson taught gemora and emunah in yeshivat Ramat Gan and elsewhere for twenty years. In 2008, he established the yeshiva in Ramat HaSharon where he teaches gemora, halacha, Tanach and emunah. His in-depth shiurim on the melachos of Shabbos were recently published under the title Talelei Orah and received warm haskamos from a number of Gedolei Yisrael. Additionally, Rabbi Sasson delivers weekly shiurim in pnimiut ha’Torah that are attended by rabbis from across the country. Rabbi Sasson has authored over thirty sforim on a wide range of topics including two multi volume series, Talelei Chayim and B’ohr Panecha as well as works on the writings of Rav Kook. His works have gained a wide readership in Israel. Their hallmark of his writing is the communication of deep concepts in an accessible language. His sforim have received approbations from Gedolei Yisroel including Rav Avraham Shapira zt’l, Rav Shirya Dblitzky zt’l, former Rishon L’tzion R. Shlomo Amar ,Rav Meir Mazuz, Rav Mordechai Auerbach, Rav Gedalia Zimbalist, Rav yacov Ariel, and Rav Mordechai Atia. Rav Sassons’ kehilla is devoted to building bridges of love and achdus between religious and secular sectors of Ramat Hasharon. His efforts to spread Torah via the yeshiva, the Institute and all of its projects are the outgrowth of a prayer and a desire to bring the unique Torah of this generation, the generation that is witness to the progressive return of the Shechina to Zion, to all Am Yisroel.

In the Midst of These Days, Let Us Open Our Hearts

October 3, 2019, by

We are in the midst of the Ten days of Teshuva. Holy, awesome, and exceptionally elevated days. Days when our sages tell us that Hashem is particularly close. “Seek Hashem when He is to found, call to Him when He is close” But what does this actually mean? This closeness. What is it? Close. Deep. […]

Preparing Our Hearts for Rosh HaShanah

September 26, 2019, by

Rosh HaShanah is the first of the Ten Days of Teshuva. On Rosh Hashanah we don’t think about the past, we only look to the future. Teshuva Begins in the Future Rosh Hashanah is the creation of the world. Every year, on this day, the world is completely renewed. Like we say in our prayers, […]

Av: Dreams of the Beit HaMikdash

August 1, 2019, by

Every feeling heart, every believing Jew, is pained over the Churban, the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash. Yet the truth is, sometimes it’s hard; hard to imagine a Beit HaMikdash centered world, shard to truly feel that pain, hard to pray from the depths of our hearts. Of Pain and Dream And so we need […]

In the Narrows: Avodat Hashem in the Three Weeks

July 19, 2019, by

The Three Weeks, bein ha’metzarim, are naturally associated with tragedy and mourning. Yet, at the same time, our sages tell us that in the future this will be a time of great simcha. Is it a coincidence that these days of mourning will become days of joy? Today’s Mourning and Tomorrow’s Joy It’s true, these […]

Lag B’omer: The Depths Are Calling to Us

May 16, 2019, by

A generation will arise and live … Hundreds of thousands of people. Countless buses. It’s Lag B’omer. And seemingly endless throngs of every kind of Jew in the world make their way to Meron. Why? The Soul of Torah P’nimiut haTorah, the inner dimension of Torah, is, as it’s name implies, the soul of the […]

For the Sake of Jerusalem, I Will Not Be Silent

May 9, 2019, by

For the Sake of Jerusalem … These are remarkable days. These days between Pesach and Shavuot, these days between Yom Hazikaron and Yom Yerusholayim. What more appropriate time than with Parshat Emor—“say to the Kohanim’—and at the beginning of the month of Iyar, to focus and stir our hearts with a deeper appreciation for geula […]

The Mitzvot of the Seder: A Holistic Picture of Freedom

April 11, 2019, by

The mitzvoth of the seder night are varied, but the inner meaning and message is one: Freedom. From Bondage to Freedom The essence of the seder is about the journey from slavery to freedom. It was on that history-altering night that God bathed us in His great light, a light that forever lifted us to a […]

Nisan, Springtime and Birkat Ha’ilanot

April 2, 2019, by

Regarding the month of Nisan the Torah says: “Guard the month of springtime, and carry out the Passover offering for Hashem, your God; for in the month of the springtime Hashem, your God, took you out of Egypt at night.” This is the only time when the Torah links a month with a season. Why […]

Adar, Purim and the Joy of Being a Jew

March 5, 2019, by

As Adar Begins … One of the most beloved of all our halachot is, “When Adar arrives, we increase simcha, joy.” Without a doubt, there is a unique quality to the joy of Adar, and many feel the simcha of Purim has a special, vibrant character all its own. What is this special Purim simcha? […]