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Machanaim in the IDF! Third-year students at the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva who recently enlisted as soldiers in the IDF Nachal Brigade completed their long-anticipated “Masa Kumta” – the grueling march after which they finally received their brigade berets! Rosh Yeshiva Rav Shlomo Vilk and other students in the yeshiva joined them to …

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On the night before the Israeli elections, Pardes Channa and Karkur residents of all backgrounds came together at the local community center for a night of song and study. The brainchild of Tal Brill, the Yachad Jewish Identity Program coordinator in the region, the idea was to combat the sense of divisiveness and conflict many …

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“We are in the middle of a milchemet mitzva – a mandatory or holy war – where according to the Talmud ‘Everyone goes out [to fight], even a groom from his wedding room, and a bride from her wedding canopy,’” said Rabbi Ohad Teharlev, director of Israeli programs at Midreshet Lindenbaum, at the annual conference …

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Midreshet Lindenbaum – Matat, Carmiel was honored to host the Mayor or Carmiel, Moshe Kuninski, and his wife Suzi.  The mayor wished the young women a Shana Tova, thanked them for their wonderful work with the community and shared facts about Carmiel.  It was extremely interesting and enlightening.  Gmar Chatima Tova! View previous Photo of …

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Once a shaliach – always a shaliach! 💪 “Last week, our daughter Reishit Geula, celebrated her Bat Mitzvah. She chose to mark her entry into mitzvot and adulthood through an event that will not be forgotten: welcoming new immigrants at Ben Gurion airport in Israel! 🇮🇱 Reishit Geula prepared gift sets for each family, her …

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Students from Ohr Torah “Ariel,” the Jacob Sapirstein High School  went on a fascinating tiyul, learning the history of the convoys and battles on the road to Jerusalem, and ending at Yad L’Shiryon, Israel’s official memorial site for fallen soldiers from the armored corps, as well as one of the most diverse tank museums in …

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As 24 alumni families are busy settling in to their rabbinic and educational shlichut in locations across the globe, the Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Training Institutes are already looking toward the next destinations. This week, new program participants from the class of 5783 gathered at the Institute for an initial introduction to the staff and …

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Just a few hours after their plane touched down at Ben Gurion, this year’s Midreshet Lindenbaum overseas students were already at the Kotel, launching what will be one of the best years of their lives! The 50 girls from USA, Canada, England and France received matching white shirts emblazoned with the words “im eshkachech Yerushalayim …

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This communal Kabbalat Shabbat in Yavneh was organized by OTS’s Yachad – Jewish Identity coordinator in the region, bringing together secular and religious neighbors to celebrate their shared Jewish heritage together.   Yachad’s 47 other regional coordinators hold similar Kabbalat Shabbat events every Friday across Israel, creating strong connections amongst participants to one another, to …

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Tisha B’Av eve in ancient Yodfat, the “Masada Of The Galilee”, was just one of the Tisha B’Av events organized by OTS’s Yachad – Jewish Identity coordinators throughout Israel. By the light of lanterns and sitting on mats, participants read from a collection of original works by poets and writers from the community before reading …

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