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Ohr Torah Stone Yeshivot: Building Knowledge and Tools for Life

Ohr Torah Stone Yeshivot: Building Knowledge and Tools for Life The transitions over the last few months, from the intensity of work and school to near-total lockdown in our homes and then back to a “new normal,” have enhanced the core messages of Ohr Torah Stone’s two yeshivot for men: the centrality of Torah, the …

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Outdoor rest area honors memory of Dvir Sorek, killed in 2019 terror attack

mosaic and picnic benches

Outdoor rest area honors memory of Dvir Sorek, killed in 2019 terror attack Students cleaned up the wooded area and created a path to the site, where they placed benches and picnic tables they made themselves. (June 10, 2020 / JNS) Nine months after a terrorist murdered Dvir Sorek, high school students from Ohr Torah Stone institutions dedicated …

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Bridging the Divide

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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A Tale of Uganda’s Jewish Community

Praying with the Torah

A Tale of Uganda’s Jewish Community  The legacy of terrorism victim Dvir Sorek had an impact in one of the most unexpected places by Ilanit Chernick | September 16, 2019 | Photos by Jonah Stocki Between the cornfields and the banana trees sits a synagogue in the Ugandan village of Putti. This is how Jonah Stocki …

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Israel Before All Else

Ethiopian Group at the Kotel

Israel before all else The government has not yet decided what to do with them; even among Israelis of Ethiopian descent not everyone is thrilled by their arrival; and in their native country, this voyage came at great expense.  However, eight members of the Falash Mura who came here on a special leadership program do …

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The Day the Sheikh visited the Yeshiva

Rabbi Vilk with Sheikh Omer Salem

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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Living in hope and in limbo

Photo of cover article on Ethiopian students at Machanaim in In Jerusalem magazine

Living in Hope and in Limbo Their hearts are in Israel; their bodies remain in Ethiopia. Will the story ever have a happy ending? by Maayan Hoffman August 31, 2018 Photos by Marc Israel Sellem Getachew Gebrei described his new yeshiva as a “light of Torah – wow!” Gebrei, an engineering student, is one of …

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Conference on Jewish Marriage Ceremony

Conference on Jewish Marriage Ceremony

“The Jewish marriage ceremony doesn’t reflect the changes in women’s status” Rosh Yeshivat Hesder Machanaim spoke at a special conference about the Jewish marriage ceremony in our times. Rabbnit Godinger Dreyfus noted that she “views changes like these as a blessing,” yet added, “not everything that is permissible is desirable.” Kipa News – Published: 15.07.18  In …

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Enlightening and Inspiring

On the third night of Chanukah 5778, students in Yeshivat Hesder Machanaim, Named in Memory of Joseph and Leila Applebaum were joined by their mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers for an enlightening evening of study with Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Shlomo Vilk and yeshiva faculty in the Israel Henry Beren Beit Midrash. The subject of …

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Giving Thanks

“אוֹדֶה ה’ בְּכָל-לֵבָב” — “I give thanks to God with all my heart” This was the heart-felt proclamation made by Rabbi Boaz Pash in a moving display of gratitude to the Almighty yesterday. Rav Boaz, a former Straus-Amiel emissary and current Rosh Kollel of Ohr Torah Stone’s Kollel Torat Yosef was miraculously saved earlier this week from …

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30th Celebrations in the Park

Ohr Torah Stone is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year! Here are some highlights from the most recent event: over 2,000 students from all six OTS high schools, five of the post-high school programs from Midreshet Lindenbaum, and the post-high school Yeshivat Machanaim, in memory of Joseph and Leila Applebaum, all came together at Park Ha’Esor in …

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