OTS on Future of Modern Orthodoxy

Ohr Torah Stone Weighs in on the Future of Modern Orthodoxy By Harry Glazer | June 21, 2018 Jews who identify as Modern Orthodox can be excused for wondering about the long-term viability of their approach, since reports of its perilous prospects are common in Jewish publications. Recurring news of squabbles in Israel between the haredi political parties …

The Future of Modern Orthodoxy

 “What is the Future of Modern Orthodoxy?”    A fascinating ​dialogue​ took place on June 13th between Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin and Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander at a standing-room only event in Teaneck, NJ, chaired by Laurence and Daniela Schreiber. Moderated by Jerry Silverman, President & CEO of Jewish Federations of North America, …

“For our children’s sake”

“We felt we had to sign for our children’s sake”  Yad La’isha launched a special “prenuptial-signing” event this week.  The organization’s Director:  “These signed agreements will drastically reduce the incidence of get-refusal.” Arutz 7 – Published: 14.06.18   [Translated from Hebrew] …

The Miracle of Mazal Dadon

  “The Miracle of Mazal Dadon by Pnina Omer Jerusalem Post Op-Ed –  10/6/2018 Mazal Dadon received her freedom recently from her recalcitrant husband, Yaron Atias, who for many years had refused to grant her a“get,” or Jewish writ of divorce. The entire country celebrated this happy event that touched all of our hearts. How sad that …

Women Assume the Mantle of Leadership

  WOMEN ASSUME THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP Women are increasingly being heard and taking on fresh roles in observant Judaism, particularly in Israel – naturally bringing Orthodoxy toward a renaissance. BY SHOSHANNA KEATS-JASKOLL –  JUNE 7, 2018 Women’s voices have been generally missing from the great Jewish discussion that takes part within …

OTS Amiel Bakehila Featured on JM in the AM

On May 31, Nachum Segal welcomed Rabbi Reuven Spolter, Director of Ohr Torah Stone’s “OTS Amiel BaKehila” program to JM in the AM to discuss this exciting new initiative, under the auspices of Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, aimed at empowering Jewish communities around the world through Jewish education, Israel engagement and Jewish …

The Reward of the Recalcitrant

The Reward of the Recalcitrant by Pnina Omer 28/5/2018 Over the last two weeks, the Israeli media has discovered a new celebrity: a man who is eloquent, articulate and also quite knowledgeable in halakha (Jewish Law). This new star is also violent, manipulative and doesn’t speak the truth; this, however, only serves to turn the media horror show …

“Ten Commandments” – Yachad 2018

Can you recite all Ten Commandments? How do they impact on your daily life? These are some of the questions that OTS’s Yachad Program for Jewish Identity posed to Israelis of all ages and backgrounds during the week preceding the Festival of Shavuot and on Shavuot night itself. The activities were part of a nationwide initiative celebrating the …

WIHL Graduates New Spiritual Leadership

Click here for photos Rabbanit Amira Raanan (pictured, right) and Rabbanit Navit Zaddik were certified as Manhigot Ruchaniyot and Morot Hora’ah on Wednesday, May 16, by the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL), an advanced 5-year program for female scholars at Midreshet Lindenbaum, under the leadership of Rabbanit …