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As Corona Intensifies, Ohr Torah Stone High School Principal Reassumes Top Military Role in Bnei Brak

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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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Uniting and Exciting Jews Around the World

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Uniting and Exciting Jews Around the World “A rabbi and a puppeteer walk into a bar…” While this may sound like the start of a bad joke, this scene actually took place in February, as members of an OTS Amiel BaKehila delegation to Cherry Hill, NJ met with the local Jewish Federation’s Young Adult division …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin talks with Nachum Segal

This morning, Nachum Segal welcomed OTS founder, Chancellor Emeritus and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Shlomo Riskin to JM in the AM. Rabbi Riskin reminisced about his days in New York, his aliya to Israel and the founding of Efrat, the establishment of Ohr Torah Stone, and more. Tune in! Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin Founder, Chancellor Emeritus, …

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Celebrating Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

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Celebrating Rabbi Shlomo Riskin A celebration of Rabbi Riskin’s lifetime of achievement was launched this week with the debut of a one-man play developed and performed by renowned Israeli personality Jacky Levy, the first in a series of events designed to inform the next generation about Rabbi Riskin’s legacy and impact. The educational initiative goes …

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Thankfulness is a basic human virtue

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Thankfulness is a basic human virtue Today’s schools focus on teaching the whole child: heart, soul and mind. There is even a focus on spirituality in our schools. God has finally made it into the curriculum! BY KENNETH BRANDER |  November 30, 2019 Thankfulness is a basic human virtue, and a very Jewish one as …

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Spending the Year in Israel – Our Way

Spending the Year in Israel – Our Way Arutz 7 News | 30 October, 2019 On Monday, October 28th, this year’s cohort of the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs arrived at Ben Gurion airport. The chaperoned group was greeted by peers who had arrived earlier, as well as administrative staff, madrichot and madrichim holding …

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From Israel with Love

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From Israel with Love OTS Amiel BaKehila launches a new year of increased activity with symposium for mission delegates. Rabbi Kenneth Brander: “”All of you represent a new paradigm, a new phenomenon: that Diaspora Jewry can be influenced and inspired by its brothers and sisters in Israel – and vice versa.” A symposium on the …

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Torah and Tikkun Olam

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Torah and Tikkun Olam “I have had the zchut (merit) to live in the state of Israel, to serve it and to aid others in its name.” As 21-year-old Daniella Meltz  approached her final days of IDF service and contemplated hanging up her army uniform in exchange for civilian garb, she felt a burning urge …

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A Tale of Uganda’s Jewish Community

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A Tale of Uganda’s Jewish Community  The legacy of terrorism victim Dvir Sorek had an impact in one of the most unexpected places by Ilanit Chernick | September 16, 2019 | Photos by Jonah Stocki Between the cornfields and the banana trees sits a synagogue in the Ugandan village of Putti. This is how Jonah Stocki …

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NSN speaks to Rabbi Brander about tonight’s OTS Graduation

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Nachum Segal welcomed  President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, to JM in the AM for an update on tonight’s graduation ceremony in which 62 degrees will be granted to 57 graduates of our rabbinical seminary and emissary programs. The event will also mark an important milestone: the graduation of the …

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Darkaynu’s Elana Goldscheider on NSN

ELana and Nachum Segal

Nachum Segal welcomed Elana Goldscheider, founding director of Ohr Torah Stone’s Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs for young adults with special needs. “Everyone should have a chance to be able to come to Israel….all of a sudden our students feel on an equal level with everyone else. There’s this feeling of ‘we belong.’” Elana …

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Rabbi Riskin Awarded Samuel Rothberg Prize for Jewish Education

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Ohr Torah Stone congratulates our Founder, Chancellor Emeritus and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, on being awarded the Samuel Rothberg Prize for Jewish Education by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  The beauty of a revolution is that what is inconceivable one day suddenly becomes commonplace.  Rabbi Riskin has fomented a revolution in Judaism by redefining …

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