Judaism

“Why a Jewish State? Rav Kook and Rav Soloveitchik on Religious Zionism and Modern Orthodoxy” – A conversation with Rabbi Dr. Yehudah Mirsky, Professor, Brandeis University Rabbanit Mali Brofsky, Educator and Alumna, Midreshet Lindenbaum Moderator: MK Tehilla Friedman, Attorney, Social Activist, and Alumna, Midreshet Lindenbaum. Previous “Torah for our Time” Events

Sheikh Jamal and Rav Nagen

FEATURED POST It’s time to heal Jewish-Arab relations in Israel MK Mansour Abbas challenged Jewish Israelis to engage with the Arab community, and we must. There are plenty of partners for peace to be found By Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | April 4, 2021 “Healing occurs only when we look at the other face-to-face.” (Zohar) …

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Celebrating Freedom: Yachad Program for Jewish Identity Prepares Israelis for Pesach Pesach represents transition – from winter to spring; from slavery to freedom. And in Israel this year, it also represented our transition from total lockdown in he face of Covid to the ability to live a more “normal” life. The Yachad Program for Jewish …

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Prepares Israelis for Pesach

“This Night CAN be Different — Transforming Ritual into Inspiration” – A conversation with Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, President and Rosh Yeshiva, Ohr Torah Stone; Marc Gerson, Chairman United Hatzalah, Entrepreneur and Author; and moderated by Rabbanit Yael Nitzanim, Fellow at Ohr Torah Stone’s Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership. Previous “Torah for our …

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Agunas are ‘strangled’ in abusive marriages – so they protested “The pain in my heart is deep as I remain in a state of perpetual waiting,” said Rivka, 41, one of the women featured on the posters in the protest. By JERUSALEM POST STAFF  | March 1, 2021  On Thursday, neighborhoods in southern Tel Aviv were …

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Shira Isakov and the need for ‘aguna’ reform – opinion The plight of the aguna cannot be ignored and we are failing our women – all of society, indeed we are failing God – if we simply throw up our hands and let this situation be allowed to continue. Oped by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander   | …

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“Presidents and Prime Ministers: The Role of Morality in Leadership” – A Conversation with Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, President and Rosh Yeshiva, Ohr Torah Stone and William Daroff, CEO Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, moderated by Miriam L. Wallach, General Manager Nachum Segal Network https://youtu.be/BusC0VFKLCU

We go live on Wednesday at 7PM (Israel time). Click here to tune in! This week’s shiur, “V’Chai Bahem: Halakhic Aspects of Vaccinating” was delivered by Rabbanit Dr. Hannah Hashkes, Fellow in the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadershi (WIHL) https://youtu.be/oihuTQIaXJY

A rabbinic role model for all Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, a colossal figure in the American rabbinate, dedicated his personal and professional life to the extended private domain. Oped by Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander   | December 20, 2020  Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, a colossal figure in the American rabbinate, who served the Jewish community for nearly seven decades, …

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