gush etzion

“Returning Home”

“Returning Home: The Story of Gush Etzion” Watch “Returning Home,” the global event broadcast live on Yom Yerushalayim 5780/2020. The video features a VIP tour of Gush Etzion from Sgt. Major (Res) Steve Gar, Associate Director of OTS’s Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs. In addition to sharing the story of the Gush Etzion settlements …

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Bridging the Divide

Gender studies at BINA

Bridging the Divide A unique meeting took place this week in Tel Aviv, as students from the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva visited their counterparts at BINA, Israel’s Secular Yeshiva. “We were about 20 guys, both pre-IDF and post-IDF, and they were all post-high school students, young men and women, who have chosen to …

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The Day the Sheikh visited the Yeshiva

Rabbi Vilk with Sheikh Omer Salem

The Day the Sheikh visited the Yeshiva Sheikh Omer Salem, known for his unorthodox take on the Jewish-Moslem conflict, visited Ohr Torah Stone’s Yeshivat Hesder Beren-Machanaim in Gush Etzion, where he spoke with students. Arutz Sheva Staff | 07 January, 2019 (Translated from Hebrew)  A unique encounter took place this week in Gush Etzion when the …

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“Rav Yaakov’s way will prevail”

Hundreds of students, parents and teachers from OTS Derech Avot high school in Efrat were joined by OTS Chancellor Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, OTS Director General Yinon Ahiman, Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi and Gush Etzion Mayor Davidi Perl this morning for a public tefillat Shacharit to honor the memory of their beloved teacher, Rabbi Yaakov Don hy”d. …

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Rav Yaakov Don z”l – רב יעקב דון ז”ל

It is with a broken heart that OTS mourns Rav Yaakov Don, z”l, beloved and inspirational teacher at OTS Derech Avot High School who was murdered in today’s terrorist attack at Gush Etzion Junction. We extend our deepest sympathy and embrace his wife, Sarah, and their four children: Aviad, Maor, Yedidya and Racheli. Yaakov loved …

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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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Our Hearts will Continue to Beat as One

Following the recent terror events in the region, approximately 2,000 youth from Gush Etzion formed a human chain this morning with the help and cooperation of the Gush Etzion Community Council. The human chain, which began at Gush Etzion Junction and ended at Kibbutz Kfar Etzion, passed by the bus station where Dalia Lemkus hy”d was murdered last week, …

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Creative Interpretations of Megillat Ruth

Ninth grade students in the Ann Belsky Moranis Art Program‘s graphic arts track at Oriya High School for Girls examined the texts and meanings of Megillat Ruth, then shared their personal interpretations of the verses through their creative prints. Their works were displayed in the Gush Etzion Regional Council building during the weeks preceding and following Shavuot.

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