OTS Summer 2018-5778 Newsletter

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Dedicated to Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael

At the conclusion of last week’s IDF Officer Training Course, these two soldiers, alumnae of Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Claudia Cohen Torah/Army School (Hadas), received their new ranks and and Intelligence Corps officers’ pins. They joined 15 other young women from last year’s Hadas class now serving as officers within the framework …

“OTS Amiel BaKehila” Program launches in West Hartford

West Hartford takes the lead in coordinating new Israeli bridge-building initiative By Stacey Dresner – Published July 10, 2018 WEST HARTFORD – One Wednesday evening in May, members of a Torah study group gathered at the Crown Market after hours and were joined by American-Israeli musician Yitzchok Meir Malek, who gave an impromptu concert. …

Hot off the Press… “Beyond Routine”

Mazal tov to Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein, Director of Training and Placement for Ohr Torah Stone’s emissary programs, Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel, on the publication of his second book: “Beyond Routine.” CLICK TO ORDER Rabbi Grunstein received rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and holds a BA in Education from Herzog …

The Disintegration of the Chief Rabbinate

     July 4, 2018 THE DISINTEGRATION OF THE CHIEF RABBINATE by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin From the very beginning of the establishment of our Jewish state, it certainly was assumed that the institution of the Chief Rabbinate would have control over the religious services provided by the state: marriage and divorce, kashrut and conversion, at the very …

Knesset send-off for OTS emissaries

OTS Congratulates graduates of the Beren-Amiel Educator Emissary Training Program, the Straus-Amiel Rabbinical Emissary Training Program, and the Claudia Cohen Women Educators Institute who are embarking upon new positions of shlichut this summer. In a festive ceremony at the Israeli Knesset, 45 graduates of OTS emissary-training programs received …

Don’t sacrifice agunot on altar of reform

Agunot must not be sacrificed on the altar of reform by Tamar Oderberg 27/6/2018 A new bill was passed recently in the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee amending the law regarding the jurisdiction of the Israeli rabbinical courts.  The amendment will grant the rabbinical courts international authority to adjudicate the divorce proceedings …

Hatikva on the shores of the Amazon

The events of the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel continue around the world. This week, the Jewish community of the Amazon, with only 500 Jews, was visited by an Israeli delegation which held classes and talks for members of the community. At the end, they all joined in singing Hatikva. Published in Kipa – June 28, 2018  [Translated …

Arutz 7: Ulpana students produce Kaniuk play

Ulpana students produce Kaniuk play Eleventh Graders from Ohr Torah Stone’s Ulpanat Oriya were awarded the Yad Vashem prize for their production of “Adam Resurrected,” based on the novel by Yoram Kaniuk. Arutz 7 – Published: 24.06.18   [Translated from Hebrew] Three 11th grade students from Ohr Torah Stone’s Oriya High …