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Jewish Holidays

Parshat Behar-Bechukotai: Rabbi Weinreb

May 14, 2009, by

“U’mikdashi Tirau” – “and you shall fear my Temple” (Leviticus 26:2): Yom Yerushalayim in the Parsha. Yom Yerushalayim isn’t just a celebration of a military victory, we celebrate recapturing the holiest place on Earth, even though we don’t have full access.

Capturing the Wall: The Story of Shavuot 1967

June 4, 2008, by

A brilliant flash shattered the darkness. The lonely climber saw in that blink of an eye that he was almost at the top of the peak, and around him a gorgeous valley spread with lakes reflecting the awesome mountain. And then it was dark again. Life flashes with those moments where everything is clear. So […]

From Ruin to Renewal

June 26, 2006, by

Sefirat HaOmer and the Four Days of Remembrance The period of time beginning the second night of Pesach and climaxing forty-nine full days later with the Festival of Shavuot can be called a time of “Ruin and Renewal” for the Jewish People. The period includes the following six elements, one encompassing the entire forty-nine day […]

Yerushalayim: The Physical & The Spiritual (1997)

May 18, 2006, by

Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim   Yerushalayim – The Physical & The Spiritual- presented by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union. This shiur is part of the OU’s Torah Dimensions series focusing on Jerusalem. There are 2 aspects to Yerushalayim – fear and peace; awe and harmony, […]

Yerushalayim Ir Hakodesh

May 18, 2006, by

Yerushalayim Ir Hakodesh- presented by Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, Rabbi of Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills in Queens, NY. This shiur is part of the OU’s Torah Dimensions series focusing on Jerusalem. Is the Israeli government – and are we – really determined as Am Yisrael and Medinat Yisrael to retain all of Yerushalayim Ir […]

The Rav’s Zt”l Philosophy on Religious Zionism

The Rav’s Zt’l Philosophy on Religious Zionism – presented by Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff, rosh yeshiva and professor of Rabbinic Literature at Yeshiva University’s Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Institute in Jerusalem. This shiur was recorded on May 13, 1997 at The Gruss Institute and is part of the OU’s Torah Dimensions series focusing on Jerusalem.

If I Forget Thee Jerusalem

May 18, 2006, by

If I Forget Thee Jerusalem – presented by Rabbi Sholom Gold, Rabbi Emeritus of Young Israel of West Hempstead and the Rabbi of Beit Knesset Zichron Yaakov in Har Nof. This shiur is part of the OU’s Torah Dimensions series focusing on Jerusalem.

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