“Who restored the monument in memory of the Bus 405 terror victims?”

memorial for bus 405

“Who restored the monument in memory of the Bus 405 terror victims?” “We often show up somewhere to clean or maintain, and people have no idea who made the place look decent again,” says Yuval Farjun, principal of Ohr Torah Stone’s Jacob Sapirstein high school in Jerusalem.  “The environment and nature are our friends, not …

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Welcome Home

OTS welcomes back 35 emissaries who returned home this summer from the following locations. We wish them all hatzlacha as they continue their shlichut on behalf of the Jewish people here in Israel.   RABBI CHANAN AND NECHAMA ATLAS Community Rabbi, Cheadle’s Yeshurun SynagogueMANCHESTER, ENGLAND RABBI SHLOMI ATTIAS Director of Jewish Studies, Moriah CollegeSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA RABBI …

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On Forgiveness

Rabbanit Billy Rabenstein

On Forgiveness By Rabbanit Bili Rabenstein, Israeli Rosh Beit Midrash, Midreshet Lindenbaum  Toward the end of Tractate Yoma in the Gemara, a series of stories about people asking forgiveness from each other appears. These stories are a candid and emotional expression of how difficult it is for people to make up. The first story of …

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The importance of the month of Elul for the relationship between Israel and Hashem

Keren Kirshenbaum

Parshat Nitzavim: The importance of the month of Elul for the relationship between Israel and Hashem In the month of Elul (an acronym for “I am for my beloved, and my beloved is for me”) we contemplate our marital relationship with Hashem and try to make amends, better ourselves, and repent. We try to worship …

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A Thousand Words – September 23, 2019

Yachad shofar blowing contest

Over the month of Elul, the Yachad Program for Jewish Identity‘s 48 coordinators ran creative programming across the country, designed to introduce thousands of Israelis of all ages to the symbols and traditions of Rosh Hashana. Yachad Coordinator Evyatar Gil in Rishon Lezion initiated a shofar blowing contest during the “opening the school year” happening with points …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Nitzavim 5779

This week’s “Shabbat Shalom” has been sponsored by the Charif Family of Sydney Australia  in memory of Harry Sher (Hillel ben Chona) whose 22nd Yartzheit is on 2 Tishrei Shabbat Shalom: Nitzavim (Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin    Efrat, Israel – “You are all standing before God your Lord – the heads of your …

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New Shlichim Take up Positions

Ohr Torah Stone salutes 52 graduates of our emissary-training programs who have embarked upon new rabbinical and educational placements around the world: AVIV AND ADI ABEBEEducators, Ben Porat YosefPARAMUS, NJ, USA RABBI ZELIG AND MORIYA AVRASINEducators, Eitz Chaim SchoolMOSCOW, RUSSIA RABBI AVIAD AND LINDSEY BODNERRabbi, Congregation Ramath OrahNew York, NY, USA RABBI YOGEV AND HANA …

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“Shofar in the Park” events to take place across Israel

shofar being blown in the park before Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashanah: “Shofar in the Park” events to take place across Israel Rabbi Kenneth Brander, President of Ohr Torah Stone Institutions: “Tishrei Holidays belong to everyone” By Beth Levine | HaShikma 19.9.19 This year, Shofar in the Park will once again be run by the Yachad Jewish Identity  program of the Ohr Torah Stone network. The …

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Chaverutot at Midreshet Lindenbaum-Lod

chaverutot

Chaverutot In a play on the word “chaverut,” meaning friendship, and “chevruta,” the Hebrew word for “learning partner,” Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Lod  branch recently introduced a new project which pairs the seminary’s students with girls from a local high school for joint learning.  Once a week, a group of 8th and 9th graders from one of …

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Ta Shma 5780 – Come and Learn!

As Rosh Hashana approaches we seek inspiration, to reconnect and to come closer to Hashem.  In that light, we are delighted to share the latest edition of Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Torah journal, “Ta Shma – Come and Learn.”  Click on the button below to download the booklet and read insights from members of the stellar Midreshet …

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