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Time to end the “pitched battle” destroying the Jewish People

Time to end the “pitched battle” destroying the Jewish People No one, not Orthodox nor Reform, will win this battle, while our common enemy, assimilation and intermarriage, will continue to destroy. Oped by Rabbi Reuven Spolter June 24, 2020 / Arutz 7 Rabbi Eliezer Melamed doesn’t need me to defend him. After Rav Melamed participated in …

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Emissaries During Coronavirus: Thanking the Gods of Zoom

Emissaries During Coronavirus: Thanking the Gods of Zoom Prayers instead of money, meeting for beer or just listening: Ohr Torah Stone’s Rabbi Eliahu Birnbaum participated in a panel on shlichut at Makor Rishon’s “Am Olam” International Diaspora Conference, in which emissaries discussed how social distancing has changed their mission By Riki Rath | 9 June, …

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Building Jewish Communities During a Worldwide Pandemic

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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The Role of Rabbis in Preventing Domestic Violence

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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German city of Dortmund to get first Jewish school since 1942

New school in Dortmund

German city of Dortmund to get first Jewish school since 1942 The Jewish community in Dortmund today numbers some 3,000 people, about the same as in 1938. By JERUSALEM POST STAFF   |  APRIL 20, 2020    The new school in Dortmund, Germany   On the eve of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Jewish community of Dortmund, …

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Judaism through Zoom: Emissaries in the Diaspora Prepare for Pesach

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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No Mohel, No Brit

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No Mohel, No Brit: the child is nearly a month old and still has no name All borders are closed and many Jewish communities around the world find themselves without a mohel, as not every country has one. Rabbi Zvi Herberger’s son – almost a month old – is still waiting to be named. He …

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A Response to “The Jewish Week” Distortion
of Ohr Torah Stone’s Position on Cremation

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

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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Concern in Jewish Communities: Bodies of Corona Patients may Require Cremation

Concern in Jewish Communities: Bodies of Corona Patients may Require Cremation Rabbis in the Diaspora are facing a new threat, as more and more countries ban traditional burial of Corona victims. The Rabbi of Venice clarifies that if cremation is decreed – it must be obeyed: “Communities have not had to cope with such sensitive …

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Can a person in home-quarantine read the megillah via Skype?

Can a person in home-quarantine read the megillah via Skype? As coronavirus places people in isolation, rabbis grapple with how to help their communities fulfil Torah commandments By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN  | MARCH 5, 2020 As the coronavirus spreads across the world, requiring people of all faiths and nationalities to enter quarantine, rabbis are starting to address the practical …

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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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