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How Do We Mark a Miracle? Rabbi Prof. David Golinkin on Israel’s 70th Birthday

Israel and Zionism
Israel Independence Day / Yom Ha’atzma’ut
Shavua Tov @ Schechter

Are we aware of the miracles surrounding us? On Israel’s 70th Birthday, Rabbi Professor David Golinkin, President of The Schechter Institutes, shares excerpts of a letter written 70 years ago by the late Binyamin Brenzel. It describes the excitement in Israel following the UN partition vote. Brenzel, who later worked at Schechter until age 100, gives a window into the miraculous nature of the creation of the State of Israel. Watch the video below:

Read Binyamin Brenzel’s letter to his family.

Read the full article about Brenzel and the miracle of the State of Israel.

 

David Golinkin is President of The Schechter Institutes, Inc. and President Emeritus of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. For twenty years he served as Chair of the Va’ad Halakhah (Law Committee) of the Rabbinical Assembly which gives halakhic guidance to the Masorti Movement in Israel. He is the founder and director of the Institute of Applied Halakhah at Schechter and also directs the Center for Women in Jewish Law. Rabbi Professor Golinkin made aliyah in 1972, earning a BA in Jewish History and two teaching certificates from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He received an MA in Rabbinics and a PhD in Talmud from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he was also ordained as Rabbi. For a complete bio click here.

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