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Monday, May 22, 2017

New York—Synagogues across North America are registering to participate in the OU’s newest nationwide Torah learning initiative. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, participants all over will hear a set of lectures from respected Torah teachers from across the Jewish world as they provide a unique perspective on the religious importance of Jerusalem, Judaism’s holiest city.

All five teachers were asked the same question: Why is Jerusalem important to us as frum Jews?

Each will answer this question with his/her own insights and unique viewpoints, alongside source sheets.

The featured speakers will be:

Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter: University professor of Jewish history and Jewish thought at Yeshiva University; senior scholar, Center for the Jewish Future

Rabbi Michael Rosensweig: Rosh yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University and the Rosh Kollel of the Beren Kollel Elyon

Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz: Maggid shiur at Yeshivat Ohr Somayach in Jerusalem and rav of Kehillat Ohr Somayach, Jerusalem

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller: Noted author, gifted lecturer and teacher at Neve Yerushalayim College, Jerusalem

Rabbanit Shani Taragin: Noted author, teacher at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Midreshet Torah V’Avodah, MaTaN, Migdal Oz, Sha’alvim for Women, Lander’s College and the Women’s Beit Midrash in Efrat and Ramat Shilo

“What better way to spend Yom Yerushalayim than learning Torah?” said Moishe Bane, president of the Orthodox Union. “We invite you to join us the week of May 24 for a thought-provoking and inspiring study experience.”

For more information, and to register your local shul, check out https://www.ou.org/yomyerushalayim/ or email Adir Posy at [email protected]