The Orthodox Union’s Take Five for Torah program on www.ouradio.org, will go into an exclusive Passover mode beginning today, Wednesday, March 15 until the conclusion of the holiday. This new format follows the precept, “It’s time to begin thinking about Passover thirty days before it arrives (Talmud Pesachim 6a).”
Take Five for Torah is a program of the OU’s Department of Community and Synagogue Services, in which OU member synagogue rabbis from across North America share their wisdom with a worldwide audience.
“Take Five for Torah provides excellent insights into various aspects of Pesach (Passover) and is a wonderful source of inspiration,” declared Frank Buchweitz, OU Director of Community Services and Special Programs.
The five minute recordings usually follow a set schedule, with Monday topics dealing with prayer; Tuesday with Jewish law; Wednesday with positive character traits; Thursday with the weekly Torah portion; and Friday with Jewish law regarding Shabbat and holidays.
For the upcoming month however, Take Five for Torah will focus solely on the holiday of Passover and its multitude of aspects.
Broadcasts are archived on OU Radio and www.ou.org, and can be accessed at any time.
The schedule is as follows:*
Wednesday, March 15 – Rabbi Stuart Lavenda, Golf Manor Synagogue, Cincinnati, OH
Thursday, March 16 – Rabbi Evan Shore, Young Israel of Syracuse, Syracuse, NY
Friday, March 17 – Rabbi Fred Hyman, Congregation Kodimoh, Springfield, MA
Monday, March 20 – Rabbi Shai Finkelstein, Baron Hirsch Congregation, Memphis, TN
Tuesday, March 21 – Rabbi Shlomo Levin, Lake Park Synagogue, Milwaukee, WI
Wednesday, March 22 – Rabbi Yehoshua Hecht, Beth Israel Synagogue of Westport/Norwalk, CT
Thursday, March 2 – Rabbi Daniel Alter, East Denver Orthodox Synagogue, Denver, CO
Friday, March 24 – Rabbi Daniel Cohen, Congregation Agudath Sholom, Stamford, CT
Monday, March 27 – Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow, Congregation Beth Tefilah, London, Ontario
Tuesday, March 28 – Rabbi Yair Silverman, Congregation Beth Israel, Berkeley, CA
Wednesday, March 29 – Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg, Congregation Etz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills, NY
Thursday, March 30 – Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, Congregation Agudas Achim, West Hartford, CT
Friday, March 31 – Rabbi Jonathan Gross, Beth Israel Synagogue, Omaha, NE
Monday, April – Rabbi Leonard Matanky, Congregation KINS, Chicago, IL
Tuesday, April 4 – Rabbi Shaul Robinson, Lincoln Square Synagogue, New York, NY
Wednesday, April 5 – Rabbi Harold Becker, Young Israel of Kendell, Miami, FL
Thursday, April 6 – Rabbi Daniel Friedman, Beth Israel Cong., Edmonton, Canada
Friday, April 7 – Rabbi Asher Lopatin, Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation, Chicago, IL
Monday, April 10 – Rabbi David Fine, Congregation BIAV, Kansas City, KS
Tuesday, April 11 – Rabbi Mark Dratch, Congregation Agudath Sholom, Stamford, CT
Wednesday, April 12 – Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler, Congregation AABJ&D, West Orange, NJ
Monday, April 17 – Rabbi Shlomo Caplan, Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, Wynnewood, PA
Tuesday, April 18 – Rabbi Daniel Yolkut, Congregation Keneseth Beth Israel, Richmond, VA