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Settler, Feminist, Future Rabbanit – Alumah Florsheim is a fascinating tangle of contradictions Alumah Florsheim authored a compelling and impactful article, in which she called on the halakhic authorities to adapt the Niddah or family purity laws to women who have been victims of sexual assault, after she herself was a victim of rape. An …

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Rabbanit Devorah Evron with the graduates

Graduation marks new class of women Halakhic leaders Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) of the Ohr Torah Stone network commemorated the graduation of its 2021 class Arutz Sheva, June 04, 2021 After more than a year of social distancing that limited ceremonies to small private events, the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership …

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Rabbi Brander speaks

The following remarks were delivered in Hebrew by Ohr Torah Stone President and Rosh HaYeshiva, Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, at the graduation ceremony of Rabbanit Dr. Hannah Hashkes, Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis, and Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval from the Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) on June 2, 2021 at Midreshet Lindenbaum. *** מַאי …

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WIHL fellows in the beit midrash

OTS Launches New International Halakha Scholars Program The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the many areas in which Orthodox Jewish women craved the spiritual guidance and support of other women. Chani’s father died from COVID-19 at the very beginning of the pandemic and while the rabbi of her Modern Orthodox synagogue guided her regarding the various mourning …

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Petition demands childcare subsidies for women in Torah study programs Women who learn in institutions for advanced religious study should be eligible for the same benefits as families where the father studies full time at a kollel. Jeremy Sharon |  May 24, 2021 The ITIM religious services organization has filed a petition to the High Court of …

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Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis

1st ever woman spiritual leader of Orthodox synagogue appointed in Israel Until now, Orthodox synagogues in Israel have only appointed women to serve in positions of spiritual leadership alongside male rabbis, never by themselves. Jeremy Sharon |  April 28, 2021 The Shirat Tamar Synagogue in Efrat has appointed Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis as its sole …

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Yeshiva Student and Mother Study Together for Spiritual Leadership Exams While the Chief Rabbinate still prohibits women from taking its professional ordination exams, Ravit and Yehoshua Oran Kalech, a mother and son, are both studying for the difficult tests. Ultimately, the son will be ordained as a Rabbi and his mother will earn a certificate …

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Rabbanit Devorah Evron

“I’m not here to start a revolution”: Devorah Evron Appointed Bar Ilan Spiritual Leader Bar Ilan University announced new campus position – Spiritual Leader, to be filled by Rabbanit Devorah Evron By Moshe Maiersdorff  | February 2, 2021 The field of women’s Torah leadership in Israel was given an additional boost this week when Bar …

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Rabbanit Sapir with certificate

OTS certifies new female halachic authority following landmark ruling Sapir’s certification comes in the wake of a landmark ruling by Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit that the government must give equal recognition to women’s Torah studies and men’s Torah studies. By Aaron Reich  | July 7, 2020 (Photo credits: Gershon Ellinson) Modern Orthodox organization Ohr Torah Stone (OTS) has …

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Online Rabbaniot Chamutal Shoval and Shira Mirvis are expanding the circles of women’s spiritual leadership and Torah study. They aim to reach everyone in Israeli society who wants to connect to their Jewish roots and study Torah, while serving as resources on wide-ranging issues to Jews of all backgrounds. Chen Gilad | Nashim Magazine | …

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Rabbanit Yael Nitzanim

Women Leading the Way in their Communities As COVID-19 changed our lives overnight, creating fear and uncertainty and raising a host of new questions, many people felt a greater need for personal and religious guidance. In this new environment, the halakhic and spiritual leadership role fellows in Ohr Torah Stone’s Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute of …

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