Leadership

Bridging the Divide

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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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Blue and White Leader Benny Gantz visits Midreshet Lindenbaum

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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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Deputy Foreign Minister Tzippy Hotovely visits Alma Mater

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

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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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Talking about Jewish values in Cancun

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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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JM in the AM – Interview with Rabbi Kenneth Brander

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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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Tackling Critical Issues: Regional Conference for OTS Shlichim in Cancun

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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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The Day the Sheikh visited the Yeshiva

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The Day the Sheikh visited the Yeshiva Sheikh Omer Salem, known for his unorthodox take on the Jewish-Moslem conflict, visited Ohr Torah Stone’s Yeshivat Hesder Beren-Machanaim in Gush Etzion, where he spoke with students. Arutz Sheva Staff | 07 January, 2019 (Translated from Hebrew)  A unique encounter took place this week in Gush Etzion when the …

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“Giving students spiritual wings” – Jewish Standard

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Giving students spiritual wings Rabbi Kenneth Brander describes his challenging new job at the head of Ohr Torah Stone By JOANNE PALMER | December 27, 2018 What exactly is Ohr Torah Stone? The name is opaque — three nouns in a line. Ohr is Hebrew; it means light. Stone is English; we’ll come back to what …

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JM in the AM – pre-investiture interview with Rabbi Kenneth Brander

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On December 13th, Nachum Segal welcomed Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander to the “JM in the AM” show to discuss the upcoming OTS Investiture Dinner, in which Rabbi Shlomo Riskin will formally pass the baton of leadership to Rabbi Brander, the upcoming OTS International Giving Day, and much more!  

Neveh Shmuel Ranked Among Top 10

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Ohr Torah Stone’s Yeshivat Neveh Shmuel, in Memory of Samuel Pinchas Ehrman was ranked this morning amongst the top ten schools in the country in terms of IDF recruitment, significant military service and percentage who go on to become officers. “Ohr Torah Stone believes that alongside pedagogical excellence, it is imperative above all to implant …

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A Thousand Words – November 19, 2018

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In a historic, uplifting ceremony at the Jerusalem Theatre last Wednesday, Ohr Torah Stone officially installed Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander as President and Rosh HaYeshiva, a celebration which will culminate on December 19th, with an investiture dinner in New York. The emotional highlight of the evening came as OTS founder Rabbi Shlomo Riskin pronounced over Rabbi …

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