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Shprintzee Rappaport

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Mrs. Shprintzee Rappaport teaches a variety of Limudei Kodesh subjects at various seminaries in Yerushalayim. She also gives a weekly shiur at the OU Israel Center, which is currently taking an in-depth look at Sefer Kohelet and the meaning of life. Her teaching style includes textual analysis with a Hashkafic twist. She made Aliyah (for the second time) with her family in 2013 and resides in Ramat Eshkol.

Chodesh Tevet: A Trilogy of Tragedy

December 11, 2018, by

Besides the siege of Yerushalayim, two other events occurred in Tevet – the translation of the Torah into Greek and the death of Ezra HaSofer. Why do we fast for Ezra and nobody else and what was the tragedy of the translation of the Torah – Yehoshua translated the Torah into 70 languages? Is there […]

A Different Perspective on Chodesh Sivan

May 15, 2018, by

Matan Torah wasn’t the only event that occured in Sivan, other events include Noach’s ark coming to rest on Har Ararat, Esther’s letter overturning Haman’s decree, and more. What is the common denominator and how do they relate to the Mazel of Sivan (Gemini/twins)? Download the mekorot here Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh […]

The Month of Shevat: A Time to Grow

January 17, 2018, by

From the beginning, we have had a connection to trees. Adam was commanded to work and guard the trees of gan eden. The holiday of Tu B’Shevat means different things to different people – halachic significance, a kabbalistic significance, as an opportunity to restore the ecology of the Land of Israel, the environment. Recorded at […]

Kislev: A Time of Rebirth

November 26, 2017, by

What is the Jewish definition of time? In Judaism, events don’t determine time, time determines events. What is the nature of the month of Kislev and how does that relate to Chanukah and other events that occurred in Kislev? Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh Women’s Event