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חג כשר ושמח
PLEASE NOTE: The OU Israel Center will be closed during Pesach.
Our regular activities will resume on Tuesday April 22 (22 Nisan).
By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran
“With a simple command, God makes clear that teaching is fundamental to our observance of Passover. Fundamental and obligatory. I must teach my son, my children, of the great miracle God performed in delivering me from slavery. Not only must I teach, but my teaching must be personal – to me and to my student.”
“Everyone likes to teach the chacham, Rabbi Safran writes. But the Torah was given to “All of us. Not just the fathers. Not just the teachers. Not just the chachamim. All of us. All the sons. All types. All backgrounds.”
OU Israel and Megalim, the City of David Institute present a six session course with classes and tours.
David HaMelech was one of the most fascinating figures in Jewish history. Revered as a warrior and statesman, he was also a poet, musician and a man of intense spirituality.
This course will chart King David’s rise to power and the development of his vision for the nation and for Jerusalem, its capital.
The course begins Friday May 9 at the OU Israel Center.
Following a trip to Spain in early March, Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher and Rabbi Moshe Elefant, the COO, made a pre-Pesach trip to Israel.
While they were in Israel they met with both chief rabbis, saw first hand some of the issues farmers face during shmitta, and then visited a matza bakery.
OU’s Taglit-Birthright programs bring niche groups to Israel.
This year’s groups included business students, arts and entertainment, and Jewish Alcoholics Anonymous. One of the most unusual groups was a Yachad group which included disabled young people.
Read how impressed recent participants were.
Contact Israel Center
22 Rechov Keren Hayesod
Tel.: (02) 560-9100
Fax: (02) 566-0156