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A Thousand Words – February 29, 2024

To get together. To speak. To understand. This week, students of the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva experienced a number of get-togethers that enlightened, empowered and enabled their interaction with a variety of voices in Israeli society. Our students

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A Thousand Words – February 22, 2024

Even as our students strive to provide support, solidarity and compassion to those in need, they simultaneously draw tremendous strength from the families they encounter – especially during this period, which has brought forth so many heroic and inspirational figures.

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A Thousand Words – February 15, 2024

“Kol chatan v’kol kallah” – the sounds of happiness, a bride and a groom were heard this week at OTS’s Neveh Channah High School for girls, at the wedding of a newly converted couple from the Netherlands who received a

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A Thousand Words – February 8, 2024

Last Friday night, Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program students hosted 64 Druze visitors, most of them families of the fallen heroes of the Swords of Iron War, for an evening of prayer, singing, remembrance and appreciation –

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A Thousand Words – February 1, 2024

February marks JDAIM – Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month. At OTS’s Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program, every month celebrates inclusion! Darkaynu is more than just a program; it’s a transformative experience for young adults with special needs,

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A Thousand Words – January 25, 2024

This week’s Photo of the Week comes to us from Tzipia Mezuman, coordinator of our Monique and Mordecai Katz Yachad Program for Jewish Identity branch in the Golan town of Katzrin. In honor of Tu B’shvat, Yachad harnessed the power

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A Thousand Words – January 15, 2024

In honor of the Hebrew month of Shvat, the Katz Oriya High School for Girls hosted a panel of alumnae who are currently serving in a variety of military, civilian and educational roles. The graduates – who came back “home” to

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A Thousand Words – January 8, 2024

During these difficult days, as we shed so many tears of pain and sorrow, students and rabbis from OTS’s Straus-Amiel Emissary Institute and adjacent Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva had an opportunity to be moved to tears by happiness

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Pidyon HaBen on the Front Lines

Pidyon HaBen on the Front Lines He managed to make it to the birth and to the brit of his firstborn son, but the Pidyon HaBen (“redemption of the firstborn son”) had to be done from the frontlines Naftali Stetman

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A Thousand Words – January 1, 2024

Rabbi Moshe Blum (right) and Rabbi Oriel Zaretsky both previously served as the rabbis of the city of Warsaw, Poland as emissaries of the Straus-Amiel Institute. This week, thousands of kilometers away from Warsaw, the two met in uniform as

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A Thousand Words – December 25, 2023

Many students and alumni of OTS’s Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva are mobilized in both the standing army and the IDF reserves, defending Israel on all fronts. On the yeshiva home front remain the young students who have not

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A Thousand Words – December 18, 2023

Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Hadas soldiers serve significant positions in various IDF units and bases throughout the country. Since the outbreak of war, many alumnae have been recruited to the reserves, where they too are filling crucial intelligence and combat support roles.

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