Halakha

Online Prayers Bring New Spirit to Synagogues

Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval

Online Prayers Bring New Spirit to Synagogues Women also want to pray and be counted in the synagogue. Prayers over Zoom bring a spirit of partnership and equality Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval is the Anita Perlman Fellow in Ohr Torah Stone’s Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership  Makor Rishon | April 2, 2020 On the …

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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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of Ohr Torah Stone’s Position on Cremation

First Place in Torah-Writing Competition

Batami Altshuler

OTS Jennie Sapirstein student places first in national Torah-writing competition Congratulations to 8th grader Bat-Ami Altshuler of the OTS Jennie Sapirstein Junior High and High School for girls in Ramot, who took first place in the national Chemed (State-Religious Educational track) Torah-based writing competition! Out of 21 students who made it to the finals, six …

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Diving into the mikva discussion

Symposium

In recent years, the topic of mikva (ritual immersion) has changed from a topic which is taboo to one of the most talked about issues in the religious sector, discussed not only in closed quarters but on the social networks as well. Along with the growing interest in the connection between body and soul, discourse …

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“Torah Lights” – Parshat Ki Tetze 5778

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin speaking

“Day Laborers or Contract Workers? When will we be rewarded?”

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s Insights into Parshat Ki Tetze

Celebrating Women’s Graduation

  Martin Lockshin – Opinion “Celebrating Women’s Graduation as Spiritual Leaders” Canadian Jewish News –  18/11/2015 Amid all the troubling concerns about safety and security in Jerusalem, a good news story unfolded here on Oct. 20 at Midreshet Lindenbaum, a post-high school institute for women’s learning. Over 300 people gathered to celebrate the graduation of Meira Welt …

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Don’t Call Me Rabbi

  Barbara Sofer – The Human Spirit “Don’t Call Me Rabbi” Jerusalem Post –  23/10/2015 An antiquated assumption that women are incapable or unwilling to grasp grand concepts hasn’t quite disappeared, despite the existence of women justices, neurosurgeons, and Google CEO’s. An Orthodox woman has studied Talmud and Jewish law for five years and has …

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