Minhagei Aveilut of Sefirat Ha-Omer

The Minhagei Aveilut of Sefirat Ha-Omer By Rabbi David Brofsky The Gemara relates: It was said that R. Akiva had twelve thousand pairs of disciples, from Gabbat to Antipatris; and all of them died at the same time because they did not treat each other with respect. The world remained desolate until R. Akiva came …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Emor 5775

Parshat Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And I shall be sanctified in the midst of the children of Israel” (Leviticus 22:32). The portion of Emor opens with a strange commandment to the kohanim-priests of Israel: “And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Say to the priests children of Aaron, and tell them: “Do …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Emor 5775

Parshat Emor (Leviticus 21:1-24:23) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And I shall be sanctified in the midst of the children of Israel” (Leviticus 22:32). The portion of Emor opens with a strange commandment to the kohanim-priests of Israel: “And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Say to the priests children of Aaron, and tell them: “Do …

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Orthodox Women and Leadership

OTS is proud to co-sponsor an important and timely panel discussion is entitled “Orthodox Women and Leadership,” which will take place on Tuesday night, May 5, 7:30pm, at New York’s Kehilath Jeshurun (KJ). It promises to be an inspiring and thought-provoking evening that directly engages a core mandate of Ohr Torah Stone, the advancement of …

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President’s Award to OTS alumni

OTS congratulates Lieutenant Yigal Wolbromsky, a graduate of Neveh Shmuel Yeshiva High School serving in the Israeli Navy, and Corporal N.G., a graduate of Midreshet Lindenbaum serving the Intelligence Corps, on receiving the prestigious Outstanding Soldier’s Award. The citation, awarded by the President of Israel and IDF Chief of Staff on Yom Haatzmaut, recognizes outstanding service and extraordinary …

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