Halakha
Rabbanit Devorah Evron with the graduates

Graduation marks new class of women Halakhic leaders Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) of the Ohr Torah Stone network commemorated the graduation of its 2021 class Arutz Sheva, June 04, 2021 After more than a year of social distancing that limited ceremonies to small private events, the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership …

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Rabbi Brander speaks

The following remarks were delivered in Hebrew by Ohr Torah Stone President and Rosh HaYeshiva, Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, at the graduation ceremony of Rabbanit Dr. Hannah Hashkes, Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis, and Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval from the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) on June 2, 2021 at Midreshet Lindenbaum. *** מַאי …

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Petition demands childcare subsidies for women in Torah study programs Women who learn in institutions for advanced religious study should be eligible for the same benefits as families where the father studies full time at a kollel. Jeremy Sharon |  May 24, 2021 The ITIM religious services organization has filed a petition to the High Court of …

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Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis

1st ever woman spiritual leader of Orthodox synagogue appointed in Israel Until now, Orthodox synagogues in Israel have only appointed women to serve in positions of spiritual leadership alongside male rabbis, never by themselves. Jeremy Sharon |  April 28, 2021 The Shirat Tamar Synagogue in Efrat has appointed Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis as its sole …

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Yeshiva Student and Mother Study Together for Spiritual Leadership Exams While the Chief Rabbinate still prohibits women from taking its professional ordination exams, Ravit and Yehoshua Oran Kalech, a mother and son, are both studying for the difficult tests. Ultimately, the son will be ordained as a Rabbi and his mother will earn a certificate …

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Rabbanit Devorah Evron

“I’m not here to start a revolution”: Devorah Evron Appointed Bar Ilan Spiritual Leader Bar Ilan University announced new campus position – Spiritual Leader, to be filled by Rabbanit Devorah Evron By Moshe Maiersdorff  | February 2, 2021 The field of women’s Torah leadership in Israel was given an additional boost this week when Bar …

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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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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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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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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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