Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) is followed immediately by Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day); the transition from a somber day of national mourning to unbridled celebration creates an intense, emotionally-charged mood throughout Israel.  That special energy and poignancy is captured in the slideshow below, comprised of photographs from OTS schools and programs as well as from alumni …

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“A Rabbinic Conference in Bulgaria” by Rabbi Avi Baumol 05/4/2014 The Straus-Amiel and  Beren-Amiel emissarial-training programs prepare and place over 30 rabbis and educators annually in countries all over the world. To date, there are more than 160 spiritual leaders currently serving communities in every continent save Antarctica, teaching Jews, converting non-Jews, involving themselves in all areas …

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Rabbi Eliahu Birnbaum

מאמר הפתיחה למדור החדש של הרב אליהו בירנבאום (העומד בראש תוכניות שטראוס-עמיאל להכשרת רבנים וברן-עמיאל  להכשרת מחנכים), “רב עולמי”, שיופיע אחת לשבועיים במוסף השבת של העיתון מקור ראשון