Author Archives: Reuven Tradburks

Rabbi Reuven Tradburks is the representative of the Rabbinical Council of America in Israel. Before his aliyah in 2009, he served as a congregational rabbi for 23 years, the last 15 of which he was rabbi of Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto.

Yom Ha’atzmaut and the Poetic Man

by R. Reuven Tradburks In discussing the tefillot that are said or not said on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Rabbi Gil Student distinguishes between Messianic Zionists and Hopeful Zionists. While that distinction is accurate and valuable as a description of attitudes to Zionism, I think it is “shtayim sh’hem arba”, 2 that are really 4. In addition to Messianic Zionists and Hopeful ...

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One Great Man Reflects On Another

One great man reflects on another: Kurt Rothschild on Paul Reichmann I sat down with Kurt Rothschild in the board room of World Mizrachi in Jerusalem to hear his reflections on the passing of Paul Reichmann, z”l. Kurt Rothschild is the honorary President of World Mizrachi and the beloved patriarch of the Toronto orthodox community, legendary for his philanthropy and ...

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