Newest OTS Emissaries: London-Bound

Congratulations to Straus-Amiel Practical Rabbinics Program graduate Rabbi Daniel Epstein, and his wife, Ilana, a graduate of the Claudia Cohen Women Educator’s Institute on being appointed Rabbi and Rebbetzen of London’s Cockfosters and N Southgate Synagogue. We wish OTS’s newest emissary couple much success and fulfillment as they …

“Escape from Hell” – Yediot Aharanot

“Escape from Hell“  by Smadar Shir Yediot Aharanot, 28 January, 2014             It’s hard to hear their story and comprehend that these things still happen in the 21st Century. Forced to marry at the age of 12, they underwent a battery of abuse and rape. How two Jewish sisters managed to escape husbands in Yemen and find new …

Longtime Jerusalem aguna freed by Yad L’isha advocates

Jerusalem’s A., a Yad L’isha client, was a single, successful professional before meeting a charming man, falling in love and marrying him. Very quickly the ‘charming man’ turned into a controlling manipulator who – over the course of ten years –stripped A of all confidence and turned her into a helpless victim. A’s …

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 …

Rabbi Riskin: “Women’s enlistment not against halacha, it’s a mitzvah”

Read the Arutz 7 article “Rabbi Riskin on Women’s Enlistment: It’s a Mitzvah“ “While others shout and threaten, we are taking productive action [through our Hadas initiative] so that our daughters will be more prepared, and so that their military service will strengthen and bolster their spirits and their inner world and national identity” …

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 …