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Tuesday, March 28: Zoom Class with Rabbi Hayyim Angel on the War against Canaan

On Tuesday evening, March 28, from 8:00-9:00 pm EDT, Rabbi Hayyim Angel will give a Zoom class on the War against Canaan. The class focuses on the difficult moral ramifications of this set of Torah laws.

Free and open to the public. The class is sponsored by Yeshivat Ben Porat Yosef.

Here is the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5413950938

The Love of Song of Songs

Song of Songs contains some of the most tender expressions of love and intimacy in the Bible. On its literal level, the Song expresses the mutual love of a man and a woman. From ancient times, traditional interpreters have almost universally agreed that there is an allegorical or symbolic layer of meaning as well.

Our Journey in the Haggadah

Our Haggadah—with its core over 1,000 years old—takes us on a remarkable journey that combines narrative and observance into an intellectual and experiential event for people of all ages and backgrounds. In this manner, we travel alongside our ancestors from freedom to slavery to redemption.

Galut, Self-Defense, and Political Zionism in the Halakhic Thought of Rabbi Ya’akov Moshe Toledano

In this article, Dr. Zvi Zohar presents and analyzes concepts of Galut and of the modern Return to Zion found in a seminal responsum composed by Rabbi Ya’akov Moshe Toledano (1880–1960). Born in Tiberias, scion of an illustrious Sephardic family in Meknès, Rabbi Toledano served as Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv from 1942 until his death.