Photo of the Week

יְהִי שָׁלוֹם בְּחֵילֵךְ שַׁלְוָה בְּאַרְמְנוֹתָיִךְ Thousands of OTS students from across the country flocked to Jerusalem to celebrate the miracle of the city’s reunification on Yom Yerushalayim.  Riots and rockets are of great concern, but they do not diminish the historical reality in which we are privileged to live. “Netzach Yisrael lo yishaker” – Israel will survive forever! …

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Last Friday, we woke up to news of the horrific tragedy that took place at Meron: 45 people lost their lives in a stampede during the Lag Ba’Omer celebrations near the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. OTS mourned the victims along with the nation; students paid visits to bereaved families, the schools’ flags were …

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One of OTS President and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Kenneth Brander’s favorite hobbies is exploring the Old City of Jerusalem. This week, he led the staff of OTS’s administrative offices on a tour of the area, using the Tanach, Talmud and halakha as his guides, and providing a fresh, new perspective on this familiar location. View …

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Students in OTS’s Straus-Amiel Emissary Training Institute were taken to the Oz v’Gaon reserve for a day of fun team-building. Building a cohesive group contributes to a better learning environment; it’s no longer about a handful of individuals but about a group undergoing a process together. But team-building also contributes to a better shlichut – …

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Yom Hazikaron in memory of Jucha

Memorial Day for the victims of the Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror, 2021. Ohr Torah Stone’s schools in Gush Etzion, Jerusalem, Lod and Carmiel created moving and meaningful ceremonies, remembering the loved ones who were taken from us much too soon. This photo shows students from the OTS Derech Avot high school at …

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After a difficult year overcoming countless tragedies and challenges from the corona virus, the Ministry of Health restrictions are finally being loosened and Israelis are excited at the re-opening of the country’s movie theaters, gyms, event halls, concert venues and more are opening. But what truly excites the students at OTS’s Midreshet Lindenbaum is watching …

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With the lockdown over, students from Midreshet Lindenbaum set out southward for their annual trip to the Negev and Eilat featuring challenging hikes with breathtaking views, Torah learning and tefilla in nature. In this photo, the young women are taking part in a workshop preparing them to daven Mincha inspired by the Hidden Lake near …

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This year has been unique – by all accounts and in every way, with many last-minute changes and the government restrictions which were created for our benefit altering many of the plans created for the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program. Without a doubt, the heroes of this story are our determined students and their …

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With so many Purim and Shushan Purim activities throughout the network, we had a hard time finding one Photo of the Week! Between all of our schools’ various chessed initiatives and making sure that Israelis from Eilat to the Golan Heights could hear the Megillah, our students, faculty and staff had a very busy – …

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There’s no place like “home”… After spending weeks learning in classrooms or, during lockdown, over Zoom, this week the fellows from the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership finally returned to their beloved, vibrant and inspirational beit midrash at Midreshet Lindenbaum! May the restored sound of women’s voices raised in learning never fade. View …

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Chevrutot Megan Glajchen (right) and Rebeccy Babitz from Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program braved the oncoming storm that left Jerusalem covered in a blanket of white snow in order to finish the day’s Daf Yomi.  Talk about dedication to Torah learning! View previous Photo of the Week #HadafHayomi#KeepOnLearning#LearningTorahInTheSnow#LivingLearningLeading