Living with a Collar Around my Neck

Orel Levi at the Finish Line

Living with a Collar Around my Neck As a young ultra-Orthodox woman of marriageable age, nothing really prepared me for what ensued. Oped by Orel Silam |  August 16, 2019 This year, Tu Be’av – the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Av – marks for me the freedom to love: to love life, …

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“For these things, I do weep”

Rabbi Brander speaking

“For these things, I do weep – על אלה אני בוכיה“ Three young souls snatched from the world too soon are commemorated through a special day of learning at Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Tilles Campus Midreshet Lindenbaum alumna Tzurit Yaron was killed in a car accident in 2008 during the course of her service as a non-commissioned …

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Parshat Vaetchanan: The Right Path to Loving God

Rabbi Dr. Mikhael Ben Admon

Parashat Vaetchanan: The Right Path to Loving God How can we ask a person to relate to God through love?  How can a person translate the dedication, self-nullification, and sensual vigor felt toward the opposite gender into sentiments appropriate for the expression of love of Hashem? A trap may have been set for us, one …

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A Thousand Words – August 12, 2019

Yinon Ahiman, Rabbi Sarel Rosenblatt, Rabbi Yossi Froman (left to right)

Dvir Sorek z”l’s body was found in the early hours of Thursday morning, August 8, 2019, clutching the books he had bought for his teachers as an end of the year gift. Many of the Israeli news outlets thought it was unusual that one of the books the young yeshiva student had selected was the …

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Dvir Sorek, of blessed memory

Dvir Sorek z"l

Yeshiva Student Found Stabbed to Death in West Bank By David M. Halbfinger | Aug. 8, 2019 JERUSALEM — A yeshiva student and aspiring soldier was found stabbed to death in the West Bank early Thursday, setting off a large-scale hunt for the assailant by the Israeli Army, which was treating the killing as a terrorist …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Va’etchanan 5779

This week’s parsha has been sponsored in honor of the marriage ofOrah Schlanger and Saadia Tuchman With warmest wishes to the Tuchman, Stieglitz and Schlanger families for continued nachat and joy Shabbat Shalom: Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin    Efrat, Israel – “And I entreated the Lord at that time, saying, ‘let me pass over …

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Shaming Levied Against Recalcitrant Husband

Chaim Meizlish, get refuser

Rabbinical Court Rules:  Ostracizing and Shaming May be Levied Against  Recalcitrant Husband “I deserve to be set free,” says Sarah, a woman being denied a get (Jewish writ of divorce) by her husband, Chaim Meizlish.  The Rabbinical Court recently ruled that the husband’s personal information may be made public, due to his persistent unwillingness to …

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Parshat Devarim

Yael Tawil

Parashat Devarim: What is the most effective model for rebuke? Moses doesn’t just rebuke the people. He causes the nation to understand that each individual is part of a system, and part of a nation. What do his historical descriptions teach us about the end of miraculous leadership? By Yael Tawil, Principal of OTS’s Jennie …

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A Thousand Words – August 5, 2019

Orel jumping

https://ots.org.il/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Orel-jumping-off-steps-of-Rabbanut.mp4 Say Mazal Tov to the happiest woman in the universe right now – the charming Or-el! After two and a half years of being denied a get by her husband, as of today, she is finally free! We all wish Or-el well in her new life, and blessings for happiness and fulfillment. Congratulations also …

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