Corona

Exodus to Freedom in New Zealand: Seder night without masks or social distancing Members of the Jewish community are registered on an app and at any given time they know who needs to self-isolate and who has been exposed to a Covid-19 patient. However, this is insufficient to reduce worry about gatherings, and only half of …

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Thousands Celebrate Purim with Yachad With Israel slowly emerging from the latest Covid-19 lockdown, Ohr Torah Stone’s ‘Yachad’ Program for Jewish Identity once again partnered with the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization to coordinate Purim megilla readings in hundreds of communities across Israel.  Now in its eleventh year, the outdoor program called “Megilla BaKehilla” (literally, “megilla reading within the community”) offered “Covid-safe” Purim celebrations …

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Chezi

As Corona Intensifies, Ohr Torah Stone High School Principal Reassumes Top Military Role in Bnei Brak By  Jewish Press News Desk | 24 Tammuz 5780 – July 16, 2020 As Israel appears to be heading deeper into a second wave of the Corona Virus crisis, the country has recruited key military reserve officers to assist the …

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Torino synagogue

Kipa Exclusive: Synagogues in Israel have opened. What about the rest of the world? Many communities around the world have begun reopening synagogues in accordance with regulations. The synagogue in Frankfurt, Germany, which opened two weeks ago, was the first in the world to re-open. In some places the list of service participants must be …

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back to school at Oriya

Returning to School in the “New Normal” As Ohr Torah Stone’s high schools and post-high school yeshivot  and seminaries reopened their doors, they focused on certain key values – the importance of constant learning and growth, and providing support within one’s community and beyond. When restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 forced Ohr Torah …

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The Role of Rabbis in Preventing Domestic Violence Ohr Torah Stone educational institutes conducted a session with its emissaries around the world. Dr. Shlomit Lehman: “Isolation increases incidents of violence and the rabbi, as a mediator, can help reduce tension.” Artuz Sheva | April 24th, 2020  Some 90 of Ohr Torah Stone’s management personnel and …

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Judaism through Zoom: Emissaries in the Diaspora Prepare for Pesach Straus-Amiel emissaries to Jewish congregations throughout the world cope with current challenges and struggle to continue Jewish life even during the Corona epidemic Orly Harrari | April 8, 2020 Candle-lighting through Zoom, distributing mezuzot to homes of community members, and online lessons in preparation for …

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Rabbi Kenneth Brander

A Message from Rabbi Kenneth Brander: A Response to “The Jewish Week” Distortion of Ohr Torah Stone’s Position on Cremation We are in a time of unprecedented crisis when the world demands unity and integrity. With 300 rabbinic and educational emissaries around the world, Ohr Torah Stone has been working day and night and has …

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The ultimate concern is to take care of the living Head of the Israeli Ohr Torah Stone network Rabbi Kenneth Brander states unequivocally that fighting the virus is more important than Jewish funeral rites Nathan Jeffay | March 29, 2020 A leading Orthodox rabbi rules that Jewish communities in Europe should embrace cremation if their …

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