Can a person in home-quarantine read the megillah via Skype?

Can a person in home-quarantine read the megillah via Skype? As coronavirus places people in isolation, rabbis grapple with how to help their communities fulfil Torah commandments By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN  | MARCH 5, 2020 As the coronavirus spreads across the world, requiring people

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Italy: Communal prayer becomes prohibited in some areas

Italy: Communal prayer becomes prohibited in some areas Italian Jewish life in danger as result of COVID-19 spread, following new government ban on gatherings in some areas, including religious. Mordechai Sones | Arutz 7 | 25/02/20 New regulations issued by

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Professor Sergio della Pergola

From Israel with Love

From Israel with Love OTS Amiel BaKehila launches a new year of increased activity with symposium for mission delegates. Rabbi Kenneth Brander: “”All of you represent a new paradigm, a new phenomenon: that Diaspora Jewry can be influenced and inspired

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A Sense of Responsibility

“Why go out on shlichut?” asked Shiran and Yoni Dreyer, an OTS-trained educator couple recently placed in Omaha, Nebraska.  “That’s a question we found ourselves pondering often over the course of our training. “Every generation has its challenge, every generation

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Ansani family

Leaving Home – Again

Leaving Home – Again But we had always considered Israel to be our home, and this served as a great advantage to us. Oped by Sarah and Netanel Ansani |  July 30, 2019 The moment we came to Israel we

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Tikva and Daniel

Indonesia’s small but determined Jewish community

Indonesia’s small but determined Jewish community The Jews of the largest Muslim country are descended from those who fled forced conversion in Peru; they number in the scant hundreds and practice their faith in secret, but now they have the

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Yom Iyun

“I am the ‘other'”

“I am the ‘other’” “We’ve all felt at some point or another in our lives that we do not belong,” says Rabbi Benjy Myers, Educational Director of the Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel emissary training programs. “As educational and spiritual leaders, we

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Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel graduation at the Knesset

Celebrating 20 Years of Emissary Activity

Rabbinical Emissary Program to Diaspora Celebrates 20 Years of Work The program, an initiative of the Ohr Torah Stone network of institutions, began in 1999 with the goal of providing Jewish communities in the Diaspora with rabbis and teachers to

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