Leadership

15 women blaze trail in Halacha education The Religious Services Ministry has recognized 15 women for their participation in Jewish leadership roles Zvika Klein |  January 16, 2023 In a historic first, 15 women received recognition from the Religious Services Ministry for their successful completion of the first-ever government-administered exam in Halacha (Jewish law). Highlighting the increasing participation of women …

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From grass roots to the establishment – Opinion We recently witnessed history in the making: the new state-administered halakha exams for women. Rabbanit Devorah Evron |  December 21, 2022 It’s not every day that we get to witness history unfold, and for me personally it’s certainly all the more remarkable when those developments relate to …

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International Halakha Study Program Enters its Second Year  “Women in positions of Jewish leadership need to be able to lead from a position of knowledge,” says Joanne Greenaway, Chief Executive of the London School of Jewish Studies and participant in the International Halakha Scholars Program (IHSP), which has just launched its second year of operation. …

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Israeli Chief Rabbi David Lau speaking to students at Neveh Shmuel

“The road to leadership is being considerate of others” Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi David Lau spoke to students at OTS’s Neveh Shmuel Yeshiva High School on the yahrzeit of his grandfather’s death at the Treblinka extermination camp Arutz Sheva Staff | Oct 18, 2021 Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau, visited Ohr Torah …

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Celebrating Jewish Women’s Leadership These young women have chosen to spend a year in study decoding the tall tomes of Jewish sources. Barbara Sofer |  May 19, 2021 I know the latest Pew Research Center report on the state of Jewish life in America is being read as good news, but it doesn’t assuage my …

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Baruch Greenbert with Itay Jesselson in the Beren Beit Midrash

Wherever They Go, Whatever They Do: Katz Program Prepares Future Leaders In all of its programs, Ohr Torah Stone seeks to emphasize broad knowledge and a sensitivity to real-world challenges together with the importance of living a Jewish life steeped in Torah and Jewish values. The Monique and Mordecai Katz Academic Studies Program does that …

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Avital and Netanel Kosovich

Despite Covid-19: Emissaries Continue their Missions to Jewish Communities throughout the World The  new emissaries will soon depart for many countries to promote Jewish values and help Jewish communities throughout the world weather this crisis. by Orly Harrari | July 15, 2020 Yesterday, a graduation ceremony was held for twenty-eight new emissaries from Ohr Torah …

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Online Rabbaniot Chamutal Shoval and Shira Mirvis are expanding the circles of women’s spiritual leadership and Torah study. They aim to reach everyone in Israeli society who wants to connect to their Jewish roots and study Torah, while serving as resources on wide-ranging issues to Jews of all backgrounds. Chen Gilad | Nashim Magazine | …

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Gender studies at BINA

Bridging the Divide A unique meeting took place this week in Tel Aviv, as students from the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva visited their counterparts at BINA, Israel’s Secular Yeshiva. “We were about 20 guys, both pre-IDF and post-IDF, and they were all post-high school students, young men and women, who have chosen to …

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Yinon, Benny Gantz, Rabbi Brander, Ohad

Gantz: “We have to get to a stage where we  integrate Haredim and Arabs into IDF” During his visit to OTS’s Midreshet Lindenbaum , the Blue and White chairman referred to the relative minority in the representation of women on the party list, saying: “The list is growing rapidly and there are still women in …

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