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Once a shaliach – always a shaliach! 💪 “Last week, our daughter Reishit Geula, celebrated her Bat Mitzvah. She chose to mark her entry into mitzvot and adulthood through an event that will not be forgotten: welcoming new immigrants at Ben Gurion airport in Israel! 🇮🇱 Reishit Geula prepared gift sets for each family, her …

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Students from Ohr Torah “Ariel,” the Jacob Sapirstein High School  went on a fascinating tiyul, learning the history of the convoys and battles on the road to Jerusalem, and ending at Yad L’Shiryon, Israel’s official memorial site for fallen soldiers from the armored corps, as well as one of the most diverse tank museums in …

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Torah essays to add meaning to your High Holiday experience “God Not Only Loves Us; He Needs Us!” – Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander “Rosh Hashana’s Mandate to Recreate the World” – Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin “Throwing it All Away” – Rabbanit Sally Mayer “The Opportunity for Renewal” – Rabbi Eliahu Birnbaum “A Different Path to …

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Throwing It All Away Rabbanit Sally Mayer is the Rosh Midrasha of Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program When I was a little girl, I remember walking down to tashlikh at the stream not far from where my family gathered every year for Rosh Hashana. I loved the idea of saying a few …

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God Not Only Loves Us; He Needs Us! Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone  Often, we look at the High Holidays as a two-holiday event consisting of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. After all, it is only for these two holidays that we purchase High Holiday seats, adorn …

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The Opportunity for Renewal Rabbi Eliahu Birnbaum is the Director of OTS’s Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Institutes, which train couples to work as emissaries in Diaspora communities across the globe One of the most beautiful things about Judaism is that we are given a fresh start every year. New beginnings give us hope and the energy …

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Rosh Hashana’s Mandate to Recreate the World Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin is the Founder and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone “And [Nehemia] said to them, ‘Go, eat delicious foods and drink sweet beverages, and send portions to whoever has nothing prepared, for [Rosh Hashana] is holy to our Lord. And do not be sad, …

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A Different Path to Teshuva: Why We Read the Book of Yonah on Yom Kippur Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval, a graduate of OTS’s Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL), is the Ohr Torah Stone Scholar-in-Residence in North America and a Talmud teacher at Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School A deep examination of the Book of Yonah evokes many …

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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 class of 5783 gathered at the Institute for an initial introduction to the staff and …

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Just a few hours after their plane touched down at Ben Gurion, this year’s Midreshet Lindenbaum overseas students were already at the Kotel, launching what will be one of the best years of their lives! The 50 girls from USA, Canada, England and France received matching white shirts emblazoned with the words “im eshkachech Yerushalayim …

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