“Who restored the monument in memory of the Bus 405 terror victims?”

memorial for bus 405

“Who restored the monument in memory of the Bus 405 terror victims?” “We often show up somewhere to clean or maintain, and people have no idea who made the place look decent again,” says Yuval Farjun, principal of Ohr Torah Stone’s Jacob Sapirstein high school in Jerusalem.  “The environment and nature are our friends, not …

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Welcome Home

OTS welcomes back 35 emissaries who returned home this summer from the following locations. We wish them all hatzlacha as they continue their shlichut on behalf of the Jewish people here in Israel.   RABBI CHANAN AND NECHAMA ATLAS Community Rabbi, Cheadle’s Yeshurun SynagogueMANCHESTER, ENGLAND RABBI SHLOMI ATTIAS Director of Jewish Studies, Moriah CollegeSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA RABBI …

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On Forgiveness

Rabbanit Billy Rabenstein

On Forgiveness By Rabbanit Bili Rabenstein, Israeli Rosh Beit Midrash, Midreshet Lindenbaum  Toward the end of Tractate Yoma in the Gemara, a series of stories about people asking forgiveness from each other appears. These stories are a candid and emotional expression of how difficult it is for people to make up. The first story of …

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The importance of the month of Elul for the relationship between Israel and Hashem

Keren Kirshenbaum

Parshat Nitzavim: The importance of the month of Elul for the relationship between Israel and Hashem In the month of Elul (an acronym for “I am for my beloved, and my beloved is for me”) we contemplate our marital relationship with Hashem and try to make amends, better ourselves, and repent. We try to worship …

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A Thousand Words – September 23, 2019

Yachad shofar blowing contest

Over the month of Elul, the Yachad Program for Jewish Identity‘s 48 coordinators ran creative programming across the country, designed to introduce thousands of Israelis of all ages to the symbols and traditions of Rosh Hashana. Yachad Coordinator Evyatar Gil in Rishon Lezion initiated a shofar blowing contest during the “opening the school year” happening with points …

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