Haaretz – Settler, Feminist, Future Rabbanit:
Alumah Florsheim is a fascinating tangle of contradictions

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Settler, Feminist, Future Rabbanit – Alumah Florsheim is a fascinating tangle of contradictions Alumah Florsheim authored a compelling and impactful article, in which she called on the halakhic authorities to adapt the Niddah or family purity laws to women who have been victims of sexual assault, after she herself was a victim of rape. An …

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The Breath of Life

Rabbi Shlomo Schechter

The Breath of Life Rabbi Shlomo Schachter is a shaliach of the Straus-Amiel Emissary Training Institute serving as the Associate Rabbi of Congregation Schara Tzedeck in Vancouver, Canada As a general rule of thumb in Judaism, the more important something is to us, the more rules we have about it.  Shabbat, for example, is the …

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Coming Home

Elyashiv Kaufman (r) with Gil Livne

Coming Home In 2017, OTS launched a pioneering hesder yeshiva in the Galilean city of Carmiel which combines traditional Torah study with a significant emphasis on character development, personal growth, and a dedication to social involvement in the community. Now, four years later, the yeshiva is witnessing the return of students from the first cohort …

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Jm Post – ‘Shofar in the Park’ to provide COVID-19-safe Rosh Hashanah services

‘Shofar in the Park’ to provide COVID-19-safe Rosh Hashanah services Tens of thousands usually attend the “Shofar in the Park” event and those present will be able to hear the traditional shofar blasts and sing and take part in educational activities. BY JERUSALEM POST STAFF | September 5, 2021 The annual “Shofar in the Park” …

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OTS – A Road Map to Contemporary Jewish Living

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We invite you to read through this end-year 5751 brochure to see how, at every turn, OTS strives to improve society by enabling individuals to travel toward their Jewish goals. Like the Israeli-invented navigation software Waze, we aim to help people of all ages and backgrounds, in locations all around the world, plot their Jewish …

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Parshat Vayelech: The Man Who Remained Youthful Until the Day He Died

Yoni Hollander

Parshat Vayelech: “Vayelech Moshe – and Moshe went”: The Man Who Remained Youthful Until the Day He Died Rabbi Yoni Hollander is principal of Ohr Torah Stone’s Derech Avot High School for Boys in Efrat.  Moshe Rabeinu’s “going” from the People of Israel, followed by the conclusion of the Five Books of Moses, offers a …

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Remembrance and the Journey from Judgment to Mercy

Remembrance and the Journey from Judgment to Mercy Rabbi Ohad Teharlev is the director of Israeli Programs at Midreshet Lindenbaum There are two Memorial Days in the Jewish-Israeli calendar: Rosh Hashanah, and Remembrance Day for fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terror. These are both significant days that generate a change in the world. The …

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