Hadas Soldiers Mark End of IAF Course with Siyyum Masechet

Participants in Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Hadas – the Claudia Cohen Torah/Army School marked the end of a grueling IDF course at the Uvda Air Force Base with a siyyum of two Talmudic tractates: Brachot and Chagiga. Click here to read the article on the Walla! News site (in Hebrew; English translation below).  בסיום טקס צבאי …

Run With Us!! Team Darkaynu in Upcoming Jerusalem Marathon

Team Darkaynu is once again looking forward to walking, running, and jogging in our Holy City with tens of thousands of others. On March 21st, the staff, special students, and friends of the Darkaynu Programs will don orange and join in the fourth annual Jerusalem Marathon! As we did the last two years, our team runs to spread awareness of our programs, …

Jennie Sapirstein High School in Ramot Awarded Prestigious Education Prize

Congratulations to the staff, parents and students of the Jennie Sapirstein Junior High and High School for Girls in Ramot, Jerusalem, and its principals, Chana Assis and Yael Tawil, on being awarded the prestigious Prize for Religious Education for the year 5774. The school is based on providing a relevant religious education based upon a love of …

Yad L’isha on Amnon Levy’s Program, Israeli Channel 10

Yad L’isha’s director, rabbinical court advocate and lawyer Osnat Sharon, was interviewed for Amnon Levy’s “True Faces” program which investigated the phenomenon of get-refusers being permitted by 100 rabbis to take a second wife. Watch the program (in Hebrew): http://panim.nana10.co.il/Article/?ArticleID=1030484&sid=267 …

Yad L’isha resolves first case of 2014

After ten years (!) of waiting for her get, Ronit finally won her freedom, thanks to the expert rabbinical court representation of advocate Devorah Brisk (left) from the Tel Aviv branch of Yad L’isha – the Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline.

“OTS Day” at Yeshivat Hesder Machanaim

Ohr Torah Stone’s three high schools for boys (Derech Avot, Efrat; Jacob Sapirstein OTS, Ramot; and Neveh Shmuel, Efrat) came together last week for a day of learning and unity, hosted by OTS’s Yeshiva Gvoha/Army program, Yeshivat Hesder Machanaim, in memory of Joseph and Leila Applebaum.

Yad L’isha Frees 64th Aguna of Year on Last Day of 2013

In the final hours of 2013, Yad L’isha, the Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline, unchained an aguna of nearly ten years, bringing the number of resolved cases this year to 64. When A.’s husband, M., went to Moldavia for three months in 2004 to try to recover the massive losses he had incurred in his diamond business, she …

Melting the Ice

Jerusalem and Gush Etzion are still recovering from the worst snowstorm in decades. Today – eight days after the first flakes began to blanket the Judean hills – there are still homes without electricity, businesses that cannot open, streets covered in black ice, inestimable damage to property, and huge mounds of snow everywhere. But there …