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A Parking Ticket in Yerushalayim

May 28, 2019, by

The significance of paying a parking ticket in the Holy city of Yerushalayim. Why paying taxes in Eretz Yisrael counts as tzedakah (A quote from Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook in עין אי”ה) Even though Hashem promised He would defeat Bnei Yisrael’s enemies when they entered the Land of Israel they still had to prepare

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 Six-Day War: A Personal Account

May 6, 2019, by

Goldie Warhaftig first came to Israel in 1966 to learn for a year in Machon Gold. She recalls what she experienced as a newcomer to Israel during the Six-Day War just months after her arrival. Recorded at OU Israel’s L’Ayla Rosh Chodesh Iyyar 5779 Women’s Event sponsored in memory of Mrs Linda Pruwer-Brachfeld, מרת חיה

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

September 10, 2017, by

Even when redemption is unclear and incomplete, we are still expected to believe that Hashem is somehow revealing the redemption slowly but surely. Rabbi Shalom Hammer’s Sleepless Sermon for Yom Haatzmaut 5769

A Paratrooper in Jerusalem

May 23, 2017, by

A Reenactment of the Liberation of the Old City of Jerusalem in 1967. Delivered by Shlomo Horwitz of Jewish of Jewish Crossroads Let’s Open Our Sefarim This Yom Yerushalayim See also: Jerusalem’s Paratrooper Heroes, Up Close and Personal