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“I wasn’t even aware that the fact that I am a girl was a factor to consider…”

  OPINION At 17, I’m the youngest woman to complete the seven-plus year study of the Talmud HILA SCHLAKMAN | JANUARY 10, 2020 12:59 PM EFRAT (JTA) — I didn’t start learning the Talmud to take a stand or voice an opinion. When I started learning a page of Talmud per day (Daf Yomi) at age 10, I …

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Hila Schlakman finishes daily Talmud learning cycle, may be youngest woman yet

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Hila Schlakman finishes daily Talmud learning cycle, may be youngest woman yet “With the fuel each page gave me to learn the next, I can truly say it’s an endeavor which brought me so much, and I look forward to starting the next cycle,” said the 17-year-old from Efrat. January 6, 2020 / JNS  As …

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What a Difference a Year Makes!

OTS is pleased and proud to share this short, end-of-the-year recap which offers a tiny taste of what our 27 schools and programs have been involved in over the course of the last year.
Each of our students, alumni and faculty is a brightly shining candle, and together, they are emitting a strong light which is illuminating the world, making a real impact on society and effecting change throughout the world.

Michal Katz Is Loving Life at Midreshet Lindenbaum

Michal Katz Is Loving Life at Midreshet Lindenbaum By JLNJ Staff | December 26, 2019 Michal Katz, daughter of Avi and Rebecca Katz, grew up in Teaneck and after graduating from Yeshivat Frisch last year, is now learning at Ohr Torah Stone’s Midreshet Lindenbaum. Katz was chosen to be a member of Midreshet Lindenbaum’s first …

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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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JM in the AM – Rabbi Kenneth Brander

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OTS President and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Kenneth Brander joined Nachum Segal on NSN’s “JM in the AM” radio show on May 15th. Rabbi Brander updated Nachum on the plethora of OTS activities which are making an indelible impact on Jewish communities in Israel and around the world, including OTS’s innovative initiatives on behalf of unaffiliated …

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Inclusion at the Pesach Seder

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Inclusion at the Pesach Seder Karen Gluch, Assistant Director of the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Midreshet Darkaynu program at  Midreshet Lindenbaum The Pesach Seder is long and detailed, intricate and complex. It is elaborate and diverse,structured and orderly. However it is also exciting and experiential, moving and stimulating.The Pesach Seder is for everyone! One of the …

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There Were HOW MANY Plagues?

There were HOW MANY plagues? Rabbi Benjy Myers, Educational Director, Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Programs   It is the certitude and clarity with which the ten plagues are presented in the haggada that makes the section immediately thereafter all the more complicated. R’ Yossi haGlili, R’ Eliezer and R’ Akiva each present a varied understanding of …

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“Dayenu” – A Shiur for Pesach and Yom Ha’atzmaut

“Dayenu” – A Shiur for Pesach and Yom Ha’atzmaut Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, Midreshet Lindenbaum faculty How could an observant Jew say, let alone sing, that -‘it would have been enough’- even had God not given us the Torah? And how could a Zionist say, let alone sing, that -‘it would have been enough’- even if God …

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