Jerusalem Post

  “Listening to Sarah’s Voice” by Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld Jerusalem Post Op-Ed –  9/11/2014 There are some places and situations where males, including rabbis, should never be present. One of them is a women’s mikveh. Period. I hate to write what might be mistaken for schadenfreude. Amid the allegations against Rabbi Barry Freundel, amid the condemnation and …

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  “When Film and Reality Meet” by Osnat Sharon Jerusalem Post Op-Ed –  14/10/2014 A woman has been separated from her husband for four years. She doesn’t love him anymore, doesn’t get along with him and wants a divorce. And the husband? He refuses to give her a get – a Jewish divorce document. She’s been trying …

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“Meaning in Measurements” by Nomi Berman Jerusalem Post Sukkot Supplement –  7/10/2014 At times, the first chapter of Masechet Succa reads like a geometry text book. There are dimensions, diagrams, formulae, and even pi makes a guest appearance. But, already in the opening sugya, or passage, the gemara reminds us that in the halachic worldview, …

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Chalitza Ceremony: Wikipedia Commons

“Jerusalem rabbinical court refuses to let widow of 13 years remarry“ by Jeremy Sharon 08/04/2014 A widow who was unable to remarry for 13 years due to the refusal of her dead husband’s family to allow a little- known ceremony to be performed has recently been denied the right to finally marry her partner of over …

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“Orthodox women launch book on Jewish law” By JEREMY SHARON 26/06/2014 First ever book of responsa on questions of Orthodox Jewish law written by women certified to serve as halachic decisors was published this week. In a ground-breaking development, the first ever book of responsa on questions of Orthodox Jewish law written by women who …

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“From Vision to Reality” A Manhattan rabbi’s journey to the rocky hilltop that became Efrat by Anav Silverman – 20/6/14 At the height of OTS’s 30th anniversary celebrations, journalist Anav Silverman interviewed Rabbi Shlomo Riskin for the Jerusalem Post.  Click here to read the original article in PDF format When Rabbi Shlomo Riskin left New York with …

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“Freedom At Last!” by Tikva Orian 04/16/2014 This Passover I will be celebrating differently than I have become accustomed to in past years.  This year, I won’t feel degraded, unsupported, abused by the system. This year I am a free woman. This must be how they felt when they left Egypt: not blind vis-a-vis the long …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin speaks about Germany and Israel and Ohr Torah Stone’s upcoming trip By SARAH LEVIN “He’s taken on countless challenges and projects throughout his illustrious career, but Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s highlight may be the journey he plans to lead, with a Jewish renewal mission, to Germany and Israel in May…” Read more… FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE TRIP  

Ohr Torah Stone’s Yachad Program is always seeking innovative ways of connecting secular Israelis to their Jewish identity, stressing the common history, heritage and values shared by Jews of all backgrounds and beliefs in an effort to build a strong, united society. From flagship programs like “The Candle that Connects,” which has become a major event across …

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Chained

Building Bridges by BatSheva Sherman-Shani – The Jerusalem Post Magazine, 25 July 2013 There is a bridge between the laws that govern the rabbinical courts and the challenges stemming from divorce in the modern age. There’s a well-known story about the footbridge next to the legendary city of Chelm, whose many broken planks caused travelers …

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