A Thousand Words – October 11, 2021

OTS President and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander addressed the new cadre of eleven fellows as the Blickle Institute of Interfaith Dialogue launched the new academic year. Fellows work toward developing new language and thinking about the relationship between Judaism and humanity including relations to other religions, to non-Jewish minorities in the State of …

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Prenuptial Agreement

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Getting married?  Mazal tov! The time has come to give an additional form of expression to your love for one another, and lay down the foundations for a relationship based on equity and mutual respect, even in times of crisis. In light of the growing number of recalcitrant spouses who use the get (Jewish divorce …

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Makor Rishon – The controversy over prenuptial agreements: Mending the world or pushing for divorce?

The controversy over prenuptial agreements: Mending the world or pushing for divorce? Is it “an incentive to break up families,” as the opponents claim, or a crucial document that prevents get refusal and extortion during the divorce process? While the heated debate over prenuptial agreements is based on halakhic arguments, they mask political and public …

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Meet our New Shlichim! Tzuri and Chana Hasson

View previous Tzuri and Chana Hasson are shlichim in Sunnyvale California, where they are teaching grades 4-8 at the South Peninsula Hebrew Day School. “We are so grateful for having studied at Beren-Amiel and used the ideas and skills we acquired there to make the chagim more interactive and to imbue meaning into our lessons …

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