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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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Hotovely: ‘Religious Zionism should be part of the ruling party’ Deputy Foreign Minister visits Midreshet Lindenbaum of the Ohr Torah Stone network, addressed the students. by Orli Harari | 14/01/20  Hotovely with Rabis Brander and Teharlev: Gershon Ellinson   Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) on Monday visited Midreshet Lindenbaum of the Ohr Torah Stone network …

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Celebrates Jewish Unity, Not Uniformity By Elizabeth Kratz | December 12, 2019 Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s brow furrows when he speaks of polarization in the larger Jewish community, but it smooths when he speaks of his teachers and their messages, his students and his work. He flashes his trademark wide smile, showing intrinsic …

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Merav and Rabbi Yaakov Wacks

Talking about Jewish values in Cancun Israeli educators from Ohr Torah Stone to Bergen County meet with peers to discuss best practices By Abigail Klein Leichman | February 28, 2019 An Israeli couple who arrived in Englewood in August and have been working as youth directors at Englewood’s East Hill Synagogue and as educators at Ben …

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OTS President and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Kenneth Brander was a guest on the Nachum Segal Network’s “JM in the AM” radio show on February 19th. Rabbi Brander spoke live from an OTS conference in Cancun, Mexico for Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel shlichim serving communities in North, Central and South America. Rabbi Brander also expounded upon an …

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42 Emissaries from the Americas Tackle Critical Issues Affecting Diaspora Communities at Ohr Torah Stone Conference CANCUN, Mexico – Ohr Torah Stone’s Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel emissary training programs brought together 42 of its North, Central and South American emissaries here to address ways to tackle critical issues affecting mainly smaller Diaspora Jewish communities. There was …

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