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Divrei Chizuk on Shiva Asar B’Tammuz

Dear Ohr HaTorah Family, I wanted to share a short thought I said to my shiur on Shiva Asar Btamuz. It touches on Parshas Pinchas as well so it is still inyana dyoma. One of the tragedies we commemorated this week was the termination of the Korban Tamid, the daily offering. Chazal did not institute a fast day corresponding to the last Korban Pesach or the last Simchas Beis Hashoeva to take ...
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New at Ohr HaTorah

Dear Members and fellow community members, I'm happy to announce the recent start of our NEW Shul Hashkama Minyan to help service our members as well as the greater community. The Hashkama Minyan takes place at 7am Shabbos morning at the Ohr Hatorah Youth House (26-28 Rector Court) and has already been received very warmly by all that attended. A weekly Parsha Chaburah, led by rotating members ...
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Divrei Chizuk from Tzfat

I want to share some divrei chizuk before Shabbos. We are in Tzfat for Shabbos and I am bringing a group of boys around the kevarim in the area. We just left Meron and are on our way to Rabbi Akiva and the Rambam. At the kever of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai at Meron I spoke and I wanted to share what I said because I was inspired to say it because of the Nefesh Hachaim shiurim in our Shul. I...
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Building Campaign

Thank You for Partnering With Us For 10 years, under the leadership of our Rav, Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky, a world-renowned posek and prolific lecturer, Congregation Ohr HaTorah has created a warm, community-focused institution, through inspiring tefillos, dynamic shiurim, and exciting programming for all ages and abilities. Baruch Hashem, this successful journey is evidenced in our present facili...
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Tu B’Av – Shabbos Nachamu 5775

Wishing everyone a beautiful Erev Shabbos. I want to express my thanks for enabling me to spend an inspiring Shabbos and Tisha B'Av together with all of you. As we approach Shabbos Nachamu and especially today being Tu B'Av we begin to focus on the future and look forward to seeing the words of Yeshayahu of Nachamu Nachamu Ami fulfilled. The word nechama is explained by Rashi to mean a change o...
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