Yom Haatzmaut

Best Day Ever

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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OTS Derech Avot alumnus Honored with President’s Award

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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Midreshet Lindenbaum Alumna Receives Top Honor

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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Attaining Modern Day Redemption

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

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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“Torah Lights” – Tazria-Metzora and Yom Haatzmaut 5778

Photo: Chaim Snow

“Redemption in our Generation”–
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s insights into Parshat Tazria-Metzora and Yom Ha’atzmaut

 Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

“Is All Fair in Love & War?”

“Is All Fair in Love & War?” Just & Unjust Wars through the prism of Jewish and Secular Rabbi Kenneth Brander | May 2014 In honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut and the Reunification of Jerusalem I am sharing some ideas on “Is All Fair in Love & War?” Just & Unjust Wars through the prism of …

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From Holocaust to Renewal

Israelis embark upon a period of National days after Pesach, beginning with Holocaust Remembrance Day and continuing with Memorial Day and Independence Day one week later. The transition from somber days of personal bereavement and national mourning to the unbridled celebration of Yom Haatzmaut creates an intense, emotionally charged mood throughout the entire country. The 32 Yachad …

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Yom Ha’atzmaut: When the Jewish People Became a Nation Again

“Yom Ha’atzmaut: When the Jewish People Became a Nation Again “

Rabbi David Stav, Co-Chancellor of Ohr Torah Stone, explains the essence of Yom Ha’atzmaut: “We have the privilege to live in this generation, where we see, in front of our eyes…that process that all the prophets promised us. And it is impossible for us to live in the era where these prophecies are implemented, and…not…share in the joy and that happiness, of being part of that generation in which we became a nation again.”

President’s Award to OTS alumni

OTS congratulates Lieutenant Yigal Wolbromsky, a graduate of Neveh Shmuel Yeshiva High School serving in the Israeli Navy, and Corporal N.G., a graduate of Midreshet Lindenbaum serving the Intelligence Corps, on receiving the prestigious Outstanding Soldier’s Award. The citation, awarded by the President of Israel and IDF Chief of Staff on Yom Haatzmaut, recognizes outstanding service and extraordinary …

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