Shimshon, a lesson for all time

The laws of a Nazarite in this week's reading are one reason the Haftorah is about Shimshon (Samson) the Nazarite, but the connection is much deeper than a simple comparison.

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Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold

Judaism Election special Yishai Fleisher & Rabbi Sholom Gold
Election special Yishai Fleisher & Rabbi Sholom Gold
Yoni Kempinski

Rabbi Shalom Gold is a household name to Anglos in Israel. His love of and devotion to Eretz Yisrael has accompanied him throughout his entire life.

Since making aliya in 1982, he has built and served as the Rav of Kehilat Zichron Yoseph in Har Nof, and in 1984 founded the Avrom Silver Jerusalem College for Adults, which merged with the Israel Center in 2002, where Rabbi Gold, as Dean, is teaching Torah today.

For the past decades, Rabbi Gold has been at the forefront of the struggle for Eretz Yisrael. He was one of the founders of the Ichud Harabanim L’maan Eretz Yisrael V’am Yisrael , under the guidance of the Chief Rabbis Avraham Shapira z”l and Mordechai Eliyahu z”l.

His shiurim have been an inspiration to many, including the countless families whose decision to make aliya was a result of listening to “Rabbi Gold’s Tapes.