The Second Tablets and the Role of Divine Intervention in the Halachic Process

Rabbi Kenneth Brander

The Second Tablets and the Role of Divine Intervention in the Halachic Process Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander Shavuot celebrates a foundational event in Jewish history, the day that God gave the law to the Jewish people. In this lesson, we will investigate God’s role in the halachic (legal) process after the giving of the Torah. To begin, …

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A Thousand Words – May 25, 2020

Eitan Yulis from Neveh Shmuel wins first prize

On the eve of Yom Yerushalayim, OTS held the final round of a Yom Yerushalayim Contest, organized by the “Corona Committee”: a group of students from all six OTS high schools who banded together to promote exciting, network-wide programming in spite of the limitations imposed by COVID-19 over the past two months.  Ten impressive finalists, …

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Building Jewish Communities During a Worldwide Pandemic

Building Jewish Communities During a Worldwide Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic struck each and every community throughout the world. The scope of Ohr Torah Stone’s global emissary network meant that OTS alumni and emissaries were in the forefront of helping people worldwide face the new and frightening challenge. Ohr Torah Stone has a special ability to …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Shavuot 5780

Shabbat Shalom: Shavuot By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin  Efrat, Israel – The Scroll of Ruth contains one of the most idyllic stories in the Bible, a tale of “autumnal love” between a widow (Ruth) and a widower (Boaz), within the backdrop of diaspora inter-marriage, conversion to Judaism, and the agricultural life in ancient Israel.  The Rabbinic Sages …

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Who Knows Ruth?

Rabbanit Sally Mayer

Who Knows Ruth? By Rabbanit Sally Mayer, Rosh Midrasha of the Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum How does Ruth the Moabite ultimately gain acceptance within the Jewish people, and even become the mother of royalty? Ruth is the Moabite wife of Machlon, son of Elimelech and Naomi, who left Israel during a …

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