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A Thousand Words – January 9, 2023

Winter break is often synonymous with ski trips or vacation holidays in exotic resorts, but for 60 recent graduates of Midreshet Lindenbaum’s the Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program it meant an opportunity to revisit their ‘home away from home’ and

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A Thousand Words – January 2, 2023

Eat, pray, love. 11th grade students at the Katz Oriya High School for Girls spent this past Shabbat getting to know the Haredi community of Bnei Brak. The girls were hosted by ultra-Orthodox families for Shabbat meals, met with the

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A Thousand Words – December 26, 2022

Congratulations to Ayelet Berlin, a Ktzinat Ta’sh (officer in charge of the financial, social and medical welfare of other soldiers) in the Israeli Police Force through the IDF, on receiving the President’s Outstanding Soldier Award! Ayelet is a graduate of

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A Thousand Words – December 12, 2022

A field trip in with a positive perspective!  Last Friday the students of the Jacob Sapirstein “Ariel” High School for Boys, a community-environmental high school in Ramot, Jerusalem, went on a galvanizing, fun and experiential field trip. The trip was

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A Thousand Words – December 5, 2022

Women of Valor! Four graduates of Ohr Torah Stone’s Katz Oriya High School for Girls completed the IDF’s “Hod Course” yesterday, certifying them to become Teaching and Command NCO’s in the Education Corps. Roni Brody, Shaked ben Abu, Talia Schmell

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A Thousand Words – November 28, 2022

Students in Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program learn Torah intensively every day in the beit midrash, then take the values of that beit midrash outside its four walls to serve and impact upon the community through weekly

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A Thousand Words – November 21, 2022

In honor of Parshat Chayei Sarah, students in the Elaine and Norm Midreshet Darkaynu Program visited Mearat Hamachpela – the Cave of the Patriarchs. Like thousands of other young women and men, they were happy and inspired to be able

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A Thousand Words – November 14, 2022

16 years ago, Galia discovered that her husband was living a double life with another woman. She left him, and since then waited for a get, the writ of divorce that would grant her freedom. We are thrilled to share

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A Thousand Words – November 7, 2022

Machanaim in the IDF! Third-year students at the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva who recently enlisted as soldiers in the IDF Nachal Brigade completed their long-anticipated “Masa Kumta” – the grueling march after which they finally received their brigade

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A Thousand Words – October 31, 2022

On the night before the Israeli elections, Pardes Channa and Karkur residents of all backgrounds came together at the local community center for a night of song and study. The brainchild of Tal Brill, the Yachad Jewish Identity Program coordinator

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A Thousand Words – October 24, 2022

“We are in the middle of a milchemet mitzva – a mandatory or holy war – where according to the Talmud ‘Everyone goes out [to fight], even a groom from his wedding room, and a bride from her wedding canopy,’”

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A Thousand Words – September 5, 2022

As 24 alumni families are busy settling in to their rabbinic and educational shlichut in locations across the globe, the Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Training Institutes are already looking toward the next destinations. This week, new program participants from the

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