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A Thousand Words – May 27, 2019

Adv Devorah Brisk (left) with Shira, get in hand

Wish a cross-continental mazal tov to Shira on receiving her get – finally offering her comfort after years of struggle.  Shira is from Miami, and though her (former) husband lives in Mexico, he would not agree to grant her a divorce – despite their not living together, and despite his being seen with other women. …

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A Thousand Words – May 20, 2019

Neveh Channah Art Track at Ein Gedi

The Art Track at the Neveh Channah High School, in memory of Anna Ehrman, encourages students to harness real-life feelings, events, questions and struggles as their source of inspiration.  The hallways of the school are dotted with the students’ works which range from creative interpretations of the Latin phrase “Homo homini lupus est”  (“Man is …

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A Thousand Words – May 13, 2019

Amlat

OTS institutions marked Israel’s Memorial Day – Yom HaZikaron – with meaningful services embracing and honoring the families of students, alumni and faculty whose loved ones fell in the line of duty or in devastating terror attacks.  In fact, Yom Hazikaron is a personal experience for almost every citizen in this tiny country, where everyone …

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A Thousand Words – May 6, 2019

Cheryl Frankel with group at Har herzl

Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Cheryl Burnat leads students from the Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program on a tour of Har Herzl, Israel’s national cemetery and memorial site, in advance of Yom HaZikaron.  Burnat expounded upon Israeli President Ezer Weizman’s 1996 speech at the Bundestag. “Weizman famously said that ‘memory shortens distances.’ In effect, we are time-traveling …

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A Thousand Words – April 29, 2019

Metivta students learning together after being recruited into IDF

After a year and a half of keeping warm from the light of the beit midrash, the very first group of students at OTS’s Yeshivat Metivta left the comforts of the yeshiva campus in Carmiel and headed to Bakum (reception and sorting base for new IDF recruits) to embark upon their military service. The students …

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A Thousand Words – April 22, 2019

Baking matzot

Yachad Program coordinators set up dozens of pop-up bakeries across Israel, giving participants young and old an opportunity to make their own matzot. “More than just seeing matza being sold in the supermarket, we enabled them make it with their own hands and establish a sense of ownership,” reports Yachad’s educational director, Yigal Klein. “For …

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A Thousand Words – April 15, 2019

seder plate made out of chocolate

A mock Pesach Seder for educators-in-training at OTS’s Claudia Cohen Educators Institute swapped out the traditional Seder plate items for candy! The Claudia Cohen Institute reinforces the importance of the woman’s role on shlichut and in Jewish communities in general, imparting to students the skills and tools they will need to implement their vision and …

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A Thousand Words – April 8, 2019

Lindenbaum Lod teaching in Kindergarten

Twenty-five young women opted to spend their post-high school, pre-military service year at Midreshet Lindenbaum’s branch in the city of Lod, which launched in Fall 2017.  Emphasizing social responsibility alongside a dedication to Torah learning and living, Midreshet Lindenbaum-Lod students reach out to the public by holding holiday celebrations  in the city center, selling second …

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