“Leaving Egypt” – Yachad 2017

“‘Ima, I left Egypt today!’ That’s what my nine-year-old son told me when he came home from the Yachad Program‘s pre-Passover activity,” says Bat Yam resident Sigalit Golan. “It was both moving and strange for me to see how the Passover story brought a spark to his eyes because for me, as a child, Passover was always the most boring night …

OTS Mourns Elhai Teharlev, z”l

The Ohr Torah Stone family is shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of Sergeant Elhai Teharlev in this morning’s car-ramming attack in Ofra.  Elhai, 20, served in the Golani infantry brigade, as part of the Tekoa Hesder Yeshiva. He was known for the warm and contagious smile which never left his face. Our hearts go out to Elhai’s father, Rabbi …

Rabbi Riskin’s Shabbat Hagadol Drasha 5777

Mark your calendars for this year’s Shabbat Hagadol Drasha:   Shabbat Hagadol Drasha 5777 by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin in memory of Rivka bat Sarah Domb, a Holy Martyr of the Holocaust and mother of Sam Domb, a lover of Zion and Fighter for Zion TOPIC: “Who will Destroy Amalek and Bring about the Redemption, God or Israel?” Motzai Shabbat — …

Precedential Ruling for Get-Refuser’s Father

Israeli Supreme Court hands down precedential ruling in case of get-refuser’s father The Israeli Supreme Court handed down a precedent-setting ruling on Monday in one of the most publicized cases being handled by Ohr Torah Stone’s Yad L’isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline, stating strongly and uncompromisingly …

Kol Hakavod to Team Darkaynu 2017!

103 members of TEAM DARKAYNU — including all of the students in the Elaine & Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs, their friends, teachers, madrichim and madrichot — walked, jogged, or ran across the finish line after having participated in the Jerusalem Winner Marathon 10k event.   Our students are so proud of their individual and collective …

An Open Conversation on our Jewish Future

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein: An Open Conversation on our Jewish Future Date: Tue, Apr 25, 2017, 8 pm Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s contributions to Israel and world Jewry over the past five decades have been instrumental in shaping today’s Modern Orthodox society. He joins another prominent Jewish …

Megilla BaKehilla 2017

“In all of my 46 years, this was the first time I ever heard a Purim megillah reading,” says Kiryat Tivon resident Elad Alon, one of 67,482 Israelis who participated in “Megillah BaKehilla,” an initiative of Ohr Torah Stone’s Yachad Program. Through this year’s partnership with the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization, …

Making a Difference

OTS students are imbued with the idea that they can each, individually, make a real difference in society. Kudos to Shaked Eisman, an eleventh grader at OTS’s  Jennie Sapirstein High School for Girls in Ramot, Jerusalem, who proved this principle to be true through her incredible Purim initiative, which brightened the lives of tens of local …

From Heights to Depths

  “From the Heights of Women’s Day to the Depths of Aguna Day” by Pnina Omer Jerusalem Post Op-Ed –  9/3/2017 This week was marked by the powerful convergence of two important days: International Women’s Day, which is observed each year on March 8, and International Aguna Day, commemorated annually on the Fast of Esther, …