Yom Haatzmaut

Love for Israel and true Zionism are not defined by borders Ohr Torah Stone emissary in Scotland describes preparations there for Israel’s Independence Day, & what the community has taught her. Op-ed. Hodaya Lemberger , April 15 , 2021 Even as a young child, I can vividly remember Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) as the …

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Torat Eretz Yisrael and the Vision of a Jewish State by Rabbi Kenneth Brander We are told in the Midrash (Bereishit Rabbah 16:4) that אין תורה כתורת ארץ ישראל, “there is no Torah like the Torah of the Land of Israel.” In what sense is the Torah studied and taught within the confines of the …

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Best Day Ever  The Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program enables students with special needs to spend a year in Israel in a unique ‘sidestreamed’ environment that enables them to learn, volunteer, work and experience everything Israel has to offer, providing them with an intense connection to the land and the Jewish people.   Possibly, one of …

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Sergeant Asher Katz

Congratulations to OTS alumnus Sergeant Asher Katz upon being one of 120 outstanding IDF soldiers to be awarded the President’s Certificate of Excellence on Yom Haatzmaut 2019 Upon graduating from OTS’s Derech Avot High School, Katz enlisted in the Kfir Infantry Brigade and served in the Charuv (Carob) special operations reconnaissance unit. During the course …

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1st Lieutenant Y

“רבות בנות עשו חיל ואת עלית על כולנה” Congratulations to First Lieutenant Y on being one of the 120 outstanding IDF soldiers to receive this year’s President’s Award for Excellence! A graduate of Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Hadas Torah/Army Program (whose name was not authorized for publication), received her award from Israeli President Reuven Ruvi Rivlin and IDF …

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Rabbi Kenneth Brander

Attaining Modern Day Redemption Rabbi Kenneth Brander | May 6, 2019 While still a student at Yeshiva University, I was asked by the family of Rabbi Soloveitchik z”l, to serve with a small group of students as one of the Rav’s student aides. It was our sacred privilege to assist Rabbi Soloveitchik during his two …

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After Death, Holiness is Proclaimed: Reflections on being in Israel for Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut by Rabbi Kenneth Brander – APRIL 25, 2018 As my plane touches down on the Newark tarmac, I am reflecting upon the events of last week, my first opportunity of being in Israel for Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom …

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