Tchumin Torah Journal Opens Doors to Women

Tchumin Torah Journal opens doors to women Torah journal of Tzomet Institute publishes its first article authored solely by a woman. Orli Harrari | Arutz Sheva | 03/07/19   The publication of Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval’s article in the latest volume of Tchumin (vol. 39) may sound like a trivial fact. However, it is in fact …

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Congratulations OTS Class of 2019!

OTS salutes 422 new alumni of Derech Avot Boys’ High School, Jacob Sapirstein Boys’ High School, Jennie Sapirstein Girls’ High School, Neveh Channah Girls’ High School, Neveh Shmuel Boys’ High School, and the Oriya Girls’ High School. OTS graduates achieve much more than academic excellence. They are educated to give to their communities, build the …

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A Thousand Words – July 1, 2019

Helsinki group visits gaza border

Meet Sarah and Ethan – a Jewish couple from Helsinki, Finland – pictured here with their two children and friends, on their first ever visit to Israel. Sarah and Eitan came to visit with Avichai Koch, a farmer from Moshav Tekuma on the Gaza border. Their connection to Koch, and to Israel, came about six …

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First Yeshiva High School Student Completes the Odyssey Program

Nir Luria

First Yeshiva High School Student Completes the Odyssey Program Nir Luria, student at Neveh Shmuel Yeshiva, graduates high school with a third of his B.Sc., making him the first yeshiva student to do so. Arutz 7 Staff | July 1, 2019 As 12th graders across the country complete their final matriculation examinations and take their …

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Korach: Leadership, Accountability and Responsibility

Rabbi Chaim Kanterovich

Korach: Leadership, Accountability and Responsibility Rabbi Chaim Kanterovich, OTS Senior International Educator and Director of the OMEK program At one point or other in our lives, we all feel victimized. We feel taken advantage of, wronged by another person, or perhaps that life is simply not fair. The victim state of mind is extremely potent, …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Korach 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Korach (Numbers 16:1-18:32) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And Korach took…” ( Numbers 16:1)  Is controversy a positive or a negative phenomenon? Since the ideal of peace is so fundamental to the Jewish ideal – to such an extent that we even greet and bid farewell to each other with the …

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“I am the ‘other'”

Yom Iyun

“I am the ‘other’” “We’ve all felt at some point or another in our lives that we do not belong,” says Rabbi Benjy Myers, Educational Director of the Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel emissary training programs. “As educational and spiritual leaders, we can tap into those awkward and painful feelings of being different to better understand our …

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Opening the Window to Spirituality

Kabbalat Shabbat 2019

Opening the Window to Spirituality Shabbat in Israeli society is often viewed as a day of conflict, not a day of rest. The perception amongst many secular Israelis is that the religious are unwilling to allow any public transport or the opening of any public places of entertainment, thereby forcing many people to stay at …

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A Thousand Words – June 24, 2019

Akiva Sasson saying goodbye to his employers in the makolet

Students in the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs, the only Orthodox, fully-immersed, year-in-Israel program for young adults with special needs, learn Torah and tour the country during their year in Israel while they acquire skills for future independent living. Part of the training they receive is vocational; students worked in retail stores, kindergartens, offices, …

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“Everyone has something to contribute”

“Everyone has something to contribute” Naftali Stubin, a participant of the unique educational program in Israel for students with special needs wins Outstanding Soldier award. Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/06/19  In a moving ceremony that took place last week at the Etzion regional brigade base, 23-year-old Naftali Stubin of Passaic, New Jersey, received the Outstanding Soldier award …

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