Torah

Boca Raton Family Names Leading Israeli Girls High School The Katz Oriya High School Expanded With Gift of Caroline & Daniel Katz and Family (Gush Etzion – January 8, 2023) The Israel-based educational network Ohr Torah Stone (OTS) has announced the naming of the Katz Oriya Girls High School through a multi-million dollar gift from …

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Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander

The Light That Grows Each Night Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of the Ohr Torah Stone network There is a famous dispute between Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai regarding how we should light the Chanukah lights. Beit Hillel maintains that one should always increase, lighting one light on the first night …

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OTS Matat and Metivta: Strengthening Jewish Life in Northern Israel Ohr Torah Stone’s schools in Carmiel – Yeshivat Metivta for young men and Midreshet Lindenbaum–Matat for young women – were founded six years ago as pioneering institutions of Torah learning dedicated to the Jewish growth of each individual, while also committed to strengthening the Jewish …

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What Does God Want from Humanity? A New Perspective on the Creation Chapters By Rabbi Dr. Yakov Nagen | October 20, 2022 The Torah, and in many respects the entire Bible, recounts primarily the story of the Jewish people. Only a few chapters discuss or address other nations. The exception is in the beginning of …

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“Assimilation, Intermarriage and Conversion: Challenges and Opportunities” –  A conversation between Dr. Laura Shaw Frank, Director of Contemporary Jewish Life, American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Rabbi David Kalb, Director of Ohr Torah Stone’s Jewish Learning Center of New York (JLCNY). https://youtu.be/ytFPWVq5dk0 Previous “Torah for our Time” Events

Talya Kronisch, Ruby Alford, Eliana Raskas

Completing her Journey An Australian student returns to Midreshet Lindenbaum after the Covid pandemic cut her year-in-Israel experience short Ruby Alford of Melbourne had every reason to anticipate an incredible year-in-Israel experience when she arrived at Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program in January 2020. But like the plans of so many others, …

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“Can Teshuva Ever Be Authentic? Do People Really Change?” – A conversation with Rabbi Shlomo Vilk, Rosh Yeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone’s Robert M. Beren Yeshivat Hesder Machanaim, and Rabbanit Dr. Hannah Hashkes, Director of OTS’s International Halakhic Scholars Program. https://youtu.be/z_UA_xS2dFA Previous “Torah for our Time” Events

Matmidot Scholar Bruria Spraragen

Learning, Teaching, Leading and Now – Writing Midreshet Lindenbaum has always been a pioneer in the world of women’s seminary studies, both in terms of Torah scholarship and in terms of Torah leadership.  With the recent publication of a Torah Journal by the program’s Matmidot Scholars, the school has also included writing in its impressive …

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“What Are the Next Glass Ceilings for Women in Orthodoxy” – A conversation with Rabbanit Devorah Evron, Director of Ohr Torah Stone’s Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Rabbanit Sally Mayer, Rosh Midrasha of Ohr Torah Stone’s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum,  and moderated by Judy Hecht …

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“LGBTQ Jews and the Orthodox Community: Where Things Stand and Where They’re Going“ – A conversation with Dr. Michelle Friedman, Associate Professor of  Clinical Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital (NY) and Founder, Lieberman Chair in Pastoral Counseling, YCT; Dr. Tuvia Peri, Professor of Psychology, Bar Ilan University and Clinical Psychologist; Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, President …

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Torah is Life: Strengthening Israel’s Periphery Through Torah and Tikkun Olam “Here, we learn that Torah is life,” said Danielle Cohen, describing her year at Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Matat branch in the Galilean city of Carmiel. “We need to serve Hashem in all aspects of our lives – and that includes being integrally involved in making …

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