Precedential Ruling for Get-Refuser’s Father

Israeli Supreme Court hands down precedential ruling in case of get-refuser’s father The Israeli Supreme Court handed down a precedent-setting ruling on Monday in one of the most publicized cases being handled by Ohr Torah Stone’s Yad L’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline, stating strongly and uncompromisingly …

Kol Hakavod to Team Darkaynu 2017!

103 members of TEAM DARKAYNU — including all of the students in the Elaine & Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs, their friends, teachers, madrichim and madrichot — walked, jogged, or ran across the finish line after having participated in the Jerusalem Winner Marathon 10k event.   Our students are so proud of their individual and collective …

An Open Conversation on our Jewish Future

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein: An Open Conversation on our Jewish Future Date: Tue, Apr 25, 2017, 8 pm Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s contributions to Israel and world Jewry over the past five decades have been instrumental in shaping today’s Modern Orthodox society. He joins another prominent Jewish …

Megilla BaKehilla 2017

“In all of my 46 years, this was the first time I ever heard a Purim megillah reading,” says Kiryat Tivon resident Elad Alon, one of 67,482 Israelis who participated in “Megillah BaKehilla,” an initiative of Ohr Torah Stone’s Yachad Program. Through this year’s partnership with the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, …

Making a Difference

OTS students are imbued with the idea that they can each, individually, make a real difference in society. Kudos to Shaked Eisman, an eleventh grader at OTS’s  Jennie Sapirstein High School for Girls in Ramot, Jerusalem, who proved this principle to be true through her incredible Purim initiative, which brightened the lives of tens of local …

From Heights to Depths

  “From the Heights of Women’s Day to the Depths of Aguna Day” by Pnina Omer Jerusalem Post Op-Ed –  9/3/2017 This week was marked by the powerful convergence of two important days: International Women’s Day, which is observed each year on March 8, and International Aguna Day, commemorated annually on the Fast of Esther, …

Volozhin Week – ML 2017

This week, the Israeli and Overseas programs at Midreshet Lindenbaum initiated and took upon themselves an exciting joint challenge! Inspired by the great Yeshiva of Volozhin, the students ensured that the Linda and Murray Laulicht Beit Midrash would have learning in every single hour of the day and night. The excitement and energy was felt all week! …

Support and Solidarity: International Agunah Day 

The staff of Yad L’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline marked Agunah Day 2017 with several initiatives designed to raise public awareness to the plight of agunot and mesuravot get — women who are “chained” to marriages and whose husbands refuse to grant them a Jewish divorce. On March 6th, Israeli President …