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Meet the two newest OTS principals: Michal Grouchko Taitel has been promoted to principal of the Jennie Sapirstein High School for Girls in Ramot, Jerusalem, filling in for Chana Assis, who is on sabbatical; while Matan Rivkin has take the reins from Derech Avot Junior High School principal Yisrael Avital, who is also on sabbatical this year.  …

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Female Court Administrator – Jerusalem Post

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“Woman to serve as rabbinical court administrator in Efrat” by Jeremy Sharon 15/11/2016 In the latest in a series of breakthroughs in the realm of religious leadership by Orthodox women, Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld, a communal religious leader in Efrat, has been appointed director of the rabbinical court for property claims in that municipal region. Rosenfeld has …

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Yair Lapid at Derech Avot

MK Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) was invited to address students from the OTS Derech Avot High School in Efrat on the Memorial Day for Itzhak Rabin, part of a school tradition of inviting personalities with different opinions and encouraging dialogue and discussion. “We’re conducting a conversation here about the murder of Rabin and its implications, …

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Rabbi Riskin: Thoughts on the Rabbinate

July 3, 2015 The Council of the Chief Israeli Rabbinate voted on Monday to extend Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s tenure as Chief Rabbi of Efrat. Needless to say, residents of Efrat are delighted that Rabbi Riskin will be allowed to continue serving the city he has built and served for 31 years, and we at Ohr …

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Rabbi Riskin and the Chief Rabbinate

  May 27, 2015 You may be aware of the fact that this week the Israeli Chief Rabbinate Council refused to automatically renew the tenure of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin as Chief Rabbi of Efrat, instead summoning him for a hearing on the subject. To date, the extension of 75-year-old municipal rabbis’ tenure for an additional …

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OTS Mourns Alumnus Major Yochai Kalangel

The Ohr Torah Stone family mourns the tragic loss of Major Yochai Kalangel, z”l,  a graduate of the OTS Derech Avot High School in Efrat, who was killed in yesterday’s ambush on the Lebanese border. A 25-year-old Company Commander in the Givati Brigade, Kalangel fell alongside Staff-Sergeant Dor Haim Nini, 20, when Hezbollah antitank missiles struck their IDF …

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Female Spiritual Leader in Efrat – Jewish Week

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“Riskin Taps Female Spiritual Leader In Efrat” Efrat’s municipal chief rabbi Shlomo Riskin selects Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld in what is perhaps the first appointment of its kind in Israel in the Orthodox world By HANNAH DREYFUS, Staff Writer 01/21/2015 Click here to read the article on the Jewish Week website At age 11, Jennie Rosenfeld, originally from …

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WIHL intern to serve Efrat – Jerusalem Post

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“Orthodox woman appointed to serve as communal spiritual leader in Efrat” Efrat’s municipal chief rabbi Shlomo Riskin selects Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld in what is perhaps the first appointment of its kind in Israel in the Orthodox world By JEREMY SHARON 01/18/2015 Click here to read the article on the Jerusalem Post website The settlement of …

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“Protective Edge” – Rabbi Riskin’s Reflections on a Unique Nation

Yuval Heiman z"l

“Protective Edge:”  Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Reflects upon a Unique Nation The Sages of the Talmud teach that the Holy One, Blessed be He, dons t’filin (phylacteries) every day (as it were); they suggest that in the boxes (“houses”) of God’s t’filin are verses paralleling the boxes (“houses”) worn by the Israelites, the first verse in …

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OTS Mourns Alumnus Second Lt. Yuval Heiman, z”l

Yuval Heiman

The Ohr Torah Stone family mourns the heroic soldiers who were killed defending Israel in Operation Protective Edge, amongst them our alumnus, Second Lieutenant Yuval Heiman, a graduate of the “Derech Avot” High School in Efrat. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning, 24 Tammuz 5774 (22/7/14), at the Har Herzl Military Cemetery. Shiva will …

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“From Vision to Reality” – Jerusalem Post

“From Vision to Reality” A Manhattan rabbi’s journey to the rocky hilltop that became Efrat by Anav Silverman – 20/6/14 At the height of OTS’s 30th anniversary celebrations, journalist Anav Silverman interviewed Rabbi Shlomo Riskin for the Jerusalem Post.  Click here to read the original article in PDF format When Rabbi Shlomo Riskin left New York with …

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