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The Fast of the 17th of Tammuz

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A recorded message from Rav Cherki about the fast of the 17th of Tammuz. The fast of the 17th of Tammuz occurred this year on July 15. The five tragic events listed in the Talmud as having happened on this day can be seen as representing concentric circles, each one at a greater distance from the center of holiness. We ... Read More »

Rav Cherki – Messages for Shavuot

Shavuot this year (5776, 2016) begins at the end of Shabbat June 11. In Israel it ends Sunday night, outside of Israel it ends Monday night. Shavuot as a Universal Holiday There are 620 letters in the Ten Commandments, corresponding to the 613 mitzvot of the Torah and the additional 7 mizvot of Bnei Noach. The Torah cannot be given to ... Read More »

Jerusalem Day – 5775

Jerusalem Day, 5775, is celebrated on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Rav Oury Cherki, presents a video message for the holiday. On Jerusalem Day, we mark the return of Israel to Jerusalem after 2000 years of exile. Jerusalem is at the center of all the continents – Europe, Asia, and Africa. Here we can meet the entire world, and from here we can ... Read More »

Rav Cherki Message to Noahide Conference in the Philippines

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Rabbi Oury Cherki sent a video message to the QCHU Noahide community during Pesach of 5775 for their General Noahide Assembly, in Cebu, Philistinnes. Summary: The redemption from Egypt was not complete in that it should have encompassed all of the world but it only included the Children of Israel. Shavuot, the holiday of receiving the Torah, is separated from ... Read More »

Rabbi Yakov D. Cohen Meets Rav Oury Cherki

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NOTE: If you do not see English subtitles in the Hebrew segment of the film, click on “subtitles” button at the bottom of the screen Rabbi Cherki and Rabbi Cohen – head of the Institute of Noahide Code, an NGO that is in contact with the United Nations – meet and discuss the role of the Jews in helping Noahides get ... Read More »

Publishing of a Siddur for Noahides

The “Siddur” is the main book which contains the texts of the prayers of the Jews on weedkays and on Shabbat, and also the main prayers for the holidays. Many editions of the Siddur also contain laws and various blessings, and in addition the short Troah readings for Monday and Thursday. The Siddur accompanies the Jew from the time of ... Read More »

A message for Purim – No. 2

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NOTE: Purim 5775 starts Wednesday night, March 4, 2015, and continues until sundown on Thursday. The Book of Esther is the last book in history that is part of the Tanach (the Bible). It teaches us how to behave in a world where G-d is no longer revealed directly but where He continues to supervise His world even though He ... Read More »

A message for Purim – No. 1

NOTE: Purim 5775 starts Wednesday night, March 4, 2015, and continues until sundown on Thursday. Purim message by Rav Cherki: The Jews defied Haman by refusing to follow his dictatorial commands. At the time, many non-Jews took on Jewish customs and became Noahides. The wine of Purim symbolizes the fact that all of mankind receives their life from G-d.   – Purim ... Read More »

Rabbi David Katz on his book, “The World of the Ger”

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Rav Cherki discusses the new book, “The World of the Ger,” with author Rav David Katz (written together with Rabbi Chaim Clorfene). Rabbi Katz is currently a lecturer in Tzfat while being a dedicated father and passionate Noahide influence to various worldwide communities. Rabbi Katz has lived in Tzfat for nearly 15 years after having made Aliyah from Cleveland Ohio where he began ... Read More »

Chanukah 5775

Chanukah begins Tuesday night, Dec 16, and continues for 8 days, until Wednesday evening, Dec. 24. In a video message for Chanukah 5775, Rav Cherki discusses the encounter between the cultures of Greece and Israel. We usually say that the Greeks suppressed Judaism, but there was a very long period of good relations between the two cultures. The Greeks saw ... Read More »