covid-19

One of the many challenges that the Jewish community faces as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic involves balancing the Biblical mandate of “v’nishmartem me’od l’nafshoteichem” – safeguarding our health – with fulfilling the halakhic requirements relating to the tefilot of Yom Kippur. To address this issue, Ohr Torah Stone has created a halakhically condensed …

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As we embark on the spiritual journey toward Yom Kippur, our staff and global emissaries  share a daily dose of Torah along with a glimpse into their own personal journeys…  Click to read today’s! Click here to download our specially-condensed, halakhic machzorim (prayer books) for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, which responds to the health …

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As we embark on the spiritual journey toward Yom Kippur, our staff and global emissaries  share a daily dose of Torah along with a glimpse into their own personal journeys…  Click to read today’s! Click here to download our specially-condensed, halakhic machzorim (prayer books) for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, which responds to the health …

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How One Midrasha Is Solving The COVID-19 Challenge By Toby Klein Greenwald | December 2, 2020 JERUSALEM — Rebecca Wernick, a graduate of YULA Girls High School and the daughter of JJ and Rachael Wernick, is studying this year in Midreshet Lindenbaum, of the Ohr Torah Stone educational network, in a capsule. Did she have …

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Mexico City Jewish community embraces ceremony amidst coronavirus restrictions Amid coronavirus pandemic restrictions, Jewish community of Mexico City embraces unique ceremony during holiday season. Arutz 7 | September 29, 2020 As the Jewish world across the Diaspora commemorates a truly unprecedented high holiday season, many communities are searching for ways to ensure the period is …

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Jewish organization prepares for High Holy Days amid coronavirus pandemic In Israel, where coronavirus infections has spiked as of late, organizations are moving towards prayer services that will be limited in size as well as scope in order to stymie the infection rate. By Jerusalem Post Staff | September 9, 2020  Jewish organizations around the …

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Especially during this year of challenge, turmoil, uncertainty and heartbreak, we are pleased to be able to share with you this pamphlet of relevant and topical insights from the stellar members of the OTS faculty. Click on the image above to download a specially-condensed, halakhic machzor (prayer book) for Yom Kippur, that responds to the …

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Emissaries to Athens despite Covid-19 Rabbi Shebo and his wife Ayala among the first to begin serving in communities abroad during Covid-19, made possible by the meeting of the Israeli and Greek Foreign Ministers. How will the High Holidays be celebrated in the Greek capital? By Shimon Cohen | August 31, 2020 Although Israel has …

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Custom prayer books for shortened High Holidays service during COVID-19 crisis Ohr Torah Stone releases special Machzorim for the upcoming High Holidays with condensed services during coronavirus pandemic. Arutz Sheva Staff , 26/08/20 As communities around the world prepare for a High Holidays that will be defined by social distancing and in many cases limited …

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Amid COVID-19, OTS releases guide on how to safely observe High Holy Days The High Holy Days, which refer to the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are some of the most important in the Jewish calendar, with the communal aspect being very important. By Aaron Reich | August 19, 2020 Ohr Torah Stone’s …

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Building Jewish Communities During a Worldwide Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic struck each and every community throughout the world. The scope of Ohr Torah Stone’s global emissary network meant that OTS alumni and emissaries were in the forefront of helping people worldwide face the new and frightening challenge. Ohr Torah Stone has a special ability to …

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