Great Honor to Midreshet Lindenbaum Alumnae

Two Midreshet Lindenbaum alumnae among 120 “Excellent” IDF soldiers recognized by President in Israel’s 70th year As in each year, “Mitztaynei Hanasi” – those IDF soldiers who are recognized with the President’s Award for Excellence in service – received their awards at a special ceremony which took place on …

An Interview with Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

“Rulings devoid of human compassion will bring Orthodoxy to its end” Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, who is due to step down from his position as chancellor of Ohr Torah Stone this summer, explains where the poskim [Rabbinical adjudicators] of our times are wanting, why he himself is such a fervent feminist and answers the question whether the Chief …

Why was this night different?

According to statistics, a mass exodus took place this past Pesach. But unlike the Biblical Exodus which Pesach is meant to recall, this exodus was comprised of half a million Israelis who responded to sweet vacation deals promising “true freedom” on this Festival of Freedom by swapping their matza for French croissants and their four cups …

“Bnot Chorin” – Free Women

Free Women By Liat Choukroun Shabbaton Magazine – 30/4/2018 During the holiday of Passover, a time in which we celebrate our national freedom, it is important that we remember that many women’s freedom – a right so basic and so obvious – has been taken from them by the hands of their own husbands, who refuse to give them a get, in spite …

Year after Year

Year after Year by Yoni Rotenberg Shevii Magazine – 30/3/2018 The halls are full, the desire for kosher food is up and the students are seeking a meeting with meaning | Community rabbis worldwide tell about the connection to Pesach among Jews, even those who are very far from religion “One year I invited a couple of secular Israeli families …

The Four Emissaries

The Four Emissaries  By Orly Harrari Arutz 7 – 29/3/2018 As part of a new initiative, four diaspora communities who view themselves as Jewish will have a Passover Seder with Israelis. “They want to be part of Judaism” Around the world there are many communities which view themselves as Jewish, even if they are not halakhically [according …

OTS Congratulates Board President David Eisner

News Release – March 29, 2018 Ohr Torah Stone Congratulates President of North American Board David F. Eisner on Appointment as US Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Jerusalem, Israel – Ohr Torah Stone congratulates David F. Eisner, President of our North American Board of Directors, on his appointment by US President Donald Trump as an …

Festival of True Freedom

There are really no words to describe the palpable excitement in the air yesterday at the Tel Aviv rabbinical court, as an incredible, unusual ruling was handed down just in time for Pesach, the Festival of Freedom, releasing N from a quarter-century of abuse. Horrific Cruelty N was born in an Arabic country without ties to Israel. Married at the tender …

“To spread Torah and make it glorious.”

“To spread Torah and make it glorious.” by Chamutal Shoval 21/03/2018 A few weeks ago, I was at a Shabbat meal with new neighbors. As we were getting to know each other, one of the men at the table said that he was in yeshiva, studying the Laws of Shabbat and preparing to take the rabbinate exams. When it was my turn to introduce myself, I smiled …

Leaving the Box Behind

Makor Rishon – Shabbat Magazine March 16, 2018 Originally published in Hebrew Leaving the Box Behind By Elhanan Nir Will the solution to intermarriage come from cooperation with local Muslim communities? The Straus-Amiel Conference of European Rabbis held in Zurich discussed the Jewish-communal challenge in a time of disintegration With the Polish …