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Torah and Tikkun Olam

Daniella and kids

Torah and Tikkun Olam “I have had the zchut (merit) to live in the state of Israel, to serve it and to aid others in its name.” As 21-year-old Daniella Meltz  approached her final days of IDF service and contemplated hanging up her army uniform in exchange for civilian garb, she felt a burning urge …

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A Tale of Uganda’s Jewish Community

Praying with the Torah

A Tale of Uganda’s Jewish Community  The legacy of terrorism victim Dvir Sorek had an impact in one of the most unexpected places by Ilanit Chernick | September 16, 2019 | Photos by Jonah Stocki Between the cornfields and the banana trees sits a synagogue in the Ugandan village of Putti. This is how Jonah Stocki …

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Precedent: Group of religious female soldiers to observers’ unit

censored picture of tatzpitaniyot

Precedent: A group of religious female soldiers enlisted together as a group for the field intelligence observers’ unit  ““The role of field observer is a difficult and demanding one, but it carries great responsibility and great weight in preserving the lives of civilians and IDF soldiers. We are proud,” said Rabbi Teharlev Arutz 7 | …

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“Religious Women are voting with their feet”

Hadas soldiers

Rabbi Teharlev: “The religious women are voting with their feet and joining the IDF”  Ohr Torah Stone’s Rabbi Teharlev made their comments against the background of the rabbis’ letter to Bennett – which was vigorously denied by the rabbis – that presented Bennett with an ultimatum to stop supporting enlistment of religious women in the …

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First Place in Torah-Writing Competition

Batami Altshuler

OTS Jennie Sapirstein student places first in national Torah-writing competition Congratulations to 8th grader Bat-Ami Altshuler of the OTS Jennie Sapirstein Junior High and High School for girls in Ramot, who took first place in the national Chemed (State-Religious Educational track) Torah-based writing competition! Out of 21 students who made it to the finals, six …

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Tell Me a Story

Rabbi Shlomo Vilk

Tell Me a Story by Rabbi Shlomo Vilk, Rosh Yeshiva, Robert M. Beren Yeshivat Hesder Beren-Machanaim (Translated from Hebrew; read the original on Arutz 7)  When our Sages tell us that stories relating the conversations of our Patriarchs and their servants are more desirable in the eyes of God than halakhic Torah texts, they must …

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Hadas Yomi app developed by OTS student

Hadas IAF Soldiers Siyyum

The App that Accompanies Religious Women in the IDF An app created by a student at OTS’s Midreshet Lindenbaum offers religious female soldiers a daily dose of Torah by Gadi Deutsch | Maariv Online | 4 February, 2019 (Translated from Hebrew)  The conversation about religious women serving in the IDF continues; appearances of new videos …

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Parents Night

parents learning

The sound of women’s beit midrash learning was augmented by new voices, as parents visited their daughters for Parents Night – an opportunity to recieve a taste of life in Midreshet Lindenbaum’s Claudia Cohen Torah-Army School (Hadas) for post high school Israeli women. These inspirational young women are successfully melding their dedication to Judaism and Zionism, …

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A Thousand Words – October 22, 2018

Ethiopian students at the Workshop

A group of nine young men, at the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva on the first-ever Ethiopian Leadership Development and Torah Study program, visited the amazing Workshop in Gush Etzion, where they learned to create beautiful pieces of Judaica.  The idea was for the students, who range in age from 19-25, to return from their six-month …

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