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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 »

Lesson about Chanukka, Rabbi Oury Cherki

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Why do I need to have to fight with the Greeks??  And the question whether these events that we are celebrating today, these wars that we had with the Greeks were really necessary? Was the possibility of cooperation between the Jewish people and the Greek culture, without having to get involved in the war? 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 »

Chief Rabbinate Recognizes a Ger Toshav

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Rav Oury Cherki comments on the recognition of a “Ger Toshav” by the Chief Rabbinate: For the very first time in 2,500 years, a man was pronounced a “Ger Toshav” – a resident alien – by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. A Ger Toshav is a non-Jew who lives among the people of Israel in its Land, accepts the Torah, ... Read More »

The importance of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah

A video by Rav Cherki on the subject of blowing the shofar. The main mitzva of Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – is to hear the sound of the shofar. The main point is that the mitzva is to listen, as opposed to other religions, where the important element is an image. Hearing maintains the purity of the ... Read More »