OTS Shlichim: Forming Strong Bonds Through Resilience and Shared Commitment

OTS Shlichim: Global Bonds Strengthened by Shared Commitment Amidst Crisis Seventeen OTS emissary families navigate emergency IDF reserve service, inspiring unbreakable ties with their communities worldwide “On October 7, we started hearing about what was happening in Israel,” relates

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A Thousand Words – January 8, 2024

During these difficult days, as we shed so many tears of pain and sorrow, students and rabbis from OTS’s Straus-Amiel Emissary Institute and adjacent Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva had an opportunity to be moved to tears by happiness

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Pidyon HaBen on the Front Lines

Pidyon HaBen on the Front Lines He managed to make it to the birth and to the brit of his firstborn son, but the Pidyon HaBen (“redemption of the firstborn son”) had to be done from the frontlines Naftali Stetman

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A Thousand Words – January 1, 2024

Rabbi Moshe Blum (right) and Rabbi Oriel Zaretsky both previously served as the rabbis of the city of Warsaw, Poland as emissaries of the Straus-Amiel Institute. This week, thousands of kilometers away from Warsaw, the two met in uniform as

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Shaliach Tzibbur: On Being a Public Messenger

Shaliach Tzibbur: On Being a Public Messenger Rabbi Nir Koren is a shaliach (emissary) of OTS’s Straus-Amiel institute who previously served as rabbi of Monterrey and Cancun, Mexico; Cali, Columbia; and Quito, Ecuador. He and his family are currently working

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New OTS Shlichim Poised to Make World Impact

New OTS Shlichim Poised to Make World Impact  A new class of 18 rabbinical and educational emissary couples graduated in Jerusalem this week ahead of their departure to Jewish communities across the globe. With locations spanning continents and countries, the

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70 shlichim from OTS's Straus-Amiel/Beren-Amiel came together in Lausanne

A Thousand Words – March 12, 2023

This week, approximately 70 shlichim from OTS’s Straus-Amiel and Beren-Amiel Emissary Training Institute currently serving as rabbis and educators in communities across Europe came together in Lausanne, Switzerland for a three-day regional conference. The conference kicked off with Straus-Amiel and

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