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Torah and Tikkun Olam

Daniella and kids

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

Praying with the Torah

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

Rabbi Riskin speaking

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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OTS Amiel BaKehila Program marks 50th mission to Diaspora

Lital with students in Buffalo

OTS Amiel BaKehila Program marks 50th mission to the Diaspora OTS Amiel BaKehila Program marks end of pilot year with 50th mission to the Diaspora; 150% expansion planned for coming year OTS Amiel BaKehila, a program of Ohr Torah Stone, is an exciting initiative run under the auspices of Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs aimed at …

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Rabbi Riskin Awarded NBN Bonei Zion Prize for Education

Bonei Zion awards ceremony

“ויחלם והנה סלם מוצב ארצה וראשו מגיע השמימה…” (בראשית כ”ח:י”ב) “And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven…” (Gen 28:12) Mazal tov to Ohr Torah Stone’s visionary dreamer, Founder, Chancellor Emeritus and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, who was awarded the Nefesh B’Nefesh …

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