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Rabbi Oury Cherki
Rav Oury Cherki was born in Algeria in 1959 and grew up in France, and he made Aliyah in 1972. He studied at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, which was founded by Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook. He performed his military service in the artillery branch of the IDF. He studied with Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, Rav Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi (Manitou), Rav Shlomo Binyamin and Achlag. Rav Cherki heads the Israeli department of Machon Meir, and he is the Director of Brit Olam - the Noahide World Center.He teaches in many places throughout Israel. Rav Cherki is the spiritual leader of the "Beth Yehuda" community in Kiryat Moshe (Jerusalem). He has written many books on Jewish thought and philosophy.

At a TIme of Anger, Remember Mercy

(The title is a quote from Habakkuk 3:2.) In both the Torah portions of Behar and Bechukotai we see that history is organized in cycles that are related to the number seven. Every seventh day is Shabbat, every seventh year is Shemitta, and after seven cycles of Shemitta the Yovel (Jubilee) comes. We can also add that redemption will come ... Read More »

A Visitor or a Resident?

“The land cannot be sold permanently, for the land is Mine, for you are visitors and residents with me” [Leviticus 25:23]. The law that prevents permanent sale of the land draws its basis from the essence of the status of man in the world. On one hand, man is a resident of the world as a natural creation – “For ... Read More »

Sanctified for Praise

In an article for Kedoshim 5774, Rabbi Cherki compares the sanctity of nature with the higher level of sanctity that human beings can achieve by incorporating natural products into their own bodies.   Read More »

Going In and Going Out

In an article for Acharei-Mot 5774, Rabbi Cherki notes that there is a danger that when the High Priest enters the holiest part of the Temple he may not want to leave the high spiritual level that he as attained. Read More »