Judaism

Rabbi Brander shares with Nachum Segal how OTS is dealing with the pandemic

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Nachum Segal welcomed  President and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, to JM in the AM for an update on how OTS emissaries around the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. 

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin talks with Nachum Segal

This morning, Nachum Segal welcomed OTS founder, Chancellor Emeritus and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Shlomo Riskin to JM in the AM. Rabbi Riskin reminisced about his days in New York, his aliya to Israel and the founding of Efrat, the establishment of Ohr Torah Stone, and more. Tune in! Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin Founder, Chancellor Emeritus, …

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Introducing Jews to Judaism

Introducing Jews to Judaism Many Jewish Israelis identify as secular and yet, they are thirsty for a sense of meaning and connection. The Yachad Program for Jewish Identity strives to quench this thirst by engaging such Israelis in an active quest to explore and celebrate their heritage in an accepting, non-coercive and warm environment. Empowerment; …

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NSN speaks to Rabbi Brander about tonight’s OTS Graduation

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Nachum Segal welcomed  President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, to JM in the AM for an update on tonight’s graduation ceremony in which 62 degrees will be granted to 57 graduates of our rabbinical seminary and emissary programs. The event will also mark an important milestone: the graduation of the …

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Darkaynu’s Elana Goldscheider on NSN

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Nachum Segal welcomed Elana Goldscheider, founding director of Ohr Torah Stone’s Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Programs for young adults with special needs. “Everyone should have a chance to be able to come to Israel….all of a sudden our students feel on an equal level with everyone else. There’s this feeling of ‘we belong.’” Elana …

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“Life in Argentina is simpler, but Israel is worth the hardship”

Amlat class of 2017 at Michal's wedding

“Life in Argentina is simpler, but Israel is worth the hardship” Since the inception of the Amlat program at Midreshet Lindenbaum about a decade ago, 30% of its participants – about 100 young women – have made aliya.  “It is true that my family does not live in Israel and it’s difficult being alone,” says …

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Tu B’Shvat: Celebrating Shared Roots

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Tu B’Shvat: Celebrating Shared Roots In this generation, the holiday of Tu B’Shvat may be more important than ever. Where Jews traditionally ate dried fruits of the Land of Israel to demonstrate our yearning to return, today we also eat ripe fruits, to illustrate the abundance and blessing apparent in our return to Zion. Together, …

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145,000 Israelis Embrace Heritage with Joy, Meaning and Unity

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145,000 Israelis Embrace New Year with Joy, Meaning and Unity OTS’s Yachad Program for Jewish Identity brought the beauty of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah to more than 145,000 Israelis this year through their annual “Holidays are for Everyone” initiative, designed to ensure that Jewish traditions are accessible and meaningful for all …

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