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Modern Orthodoxy in Israel and female clergy-crossing the line

Modern Orthodoxy in Israel and female clergy-crossing the line

There are clear halakhic decisions against women serving as congregational rabbis. In the case described below, that has been ignored.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 06/05/2021 11:25
Love for Israel and true Zionism are not defined by borders

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, 15/04/2021 10:22
Rabbi Kenneth Brander: Helping Agunot and spreading the light of Purim

Rabbi Kenneth Brander: Helping Agunot and spreading the light of Purim

Rabbi Kenneth Brander, President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone, comes to the Arutz Sheva studio to discuss two important initiativesYoni Kempinski, 25/02/2021 17:14
Ohr Torah Stone, Tzohar prepare for hundreds of Purim celebrations

Ohr Torah Stone, Tzohar prepare for hundreds of Purim celebrations

400 individual megillah readings in over 200 different communities across Israel in accordance with government COVID restrictions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/02/2021 20:19
Bonded in Freedom – 2 Get refusal victims find new love together

Bonded in Freedom – 2 Get refusal victims find new love together

Leah and Uriel both were trapped in a failed marriage. Yad La'isha helped them gain freedom and a promise of a new life together.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/02/2021 17:46
Tu B’shvat program highlights importance of Jewish Diaspora

Tu B’shvat program highlights importance of Jewish Diaspora

While most Diaspora communities look to Israel for direction, one local program is looking to strengthen Diaspora Jewry.Dena Wimpfheimer, 28/01/2021 17:59
Int'l rabbinical emissaries conference looks ahead to 'post-Covid' Jewish world

Int'l rabbinical emissaries conference looks ahead to 'post-Covid' Jewish world

Close to 300 rabbinical emissaries gather for virtual conference to address Covid challenges and strategize for the “post-Covid” world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/12/2020 16:46
Ohr Torah Stone launches interfaith education program

Ohr Torah Stone launches interfaith education program

Program of Ohr Torah Stone to advance systematic approach for Orthodox Jews to learn about minorities in Israel and other faiths.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/10/2020 10:28
Custom prayer books for shortened High Holidays service during COVID-19 crisis

Custom prayer books for shortened High Holidays service during COVID-19 crisis

Ohr Torah Stone releases special Machzorim for the upcoming High Holidays with condensed services during coronavirus pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/08/2020 18:59
Ohr Torah Stone certifies woman as "Morat Hora'ah"

Ohr Torah Stone certifies woman as "Morat Hora'ah"

Rabbanit Shira Sapir certified by institute to provide direction in matters of Halakha (Jewish Law)Arutz Sheva, 07/07/2020 09:10
Memorial dedication in memory of terror victim Dvir Sorek

Memorial dedication in memory of terror victim Dvir Sorek

Nine months after student's murder in terror attack, Ohr Torah Stone dedicates memorial area in his honor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/06/2020 21:29
Planting seeds: Changing ourselves and the world

Planting seeds: Changing ourselves and the world

There is a fascinating law that shares with us a difference in mindsets, a difference between Shabbat and the sabbatical year.Rabbi Kenneth Brander, 14/05/2020 15:59
Finding light amidst the darkness

Finding light amidst the darkness

The most well known epidemic in Jewish history is the one that killed 24,000 of Rabbi Akiva's students. Almost impossible to imagine.Rabbi Kenneth Brander, 11/05/2020 22:41
From north to south, Israeli communities come together during isolation

From north to south, Israeli communities come together during isolation

Ohr Torah Stone initiates 'Get Through This Together' initiative, uniting families isolated due to coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/03/2020 11:15
12 Jerusalem restaurants join together to raise agunot awareness

12 Jerusalem restaurants join together to raise agunot awareness

Restaurants create 'Freedom Dish' to raise awareness of women who are unable to get a divorce in partnership with Ohr Torah Stone.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/01/2020 17:51
17-year-old Efrat girl may be youngest woman ever to complete Daf Yomi Talmud cycle

17-year-old Efrat girl may be youngest woman ever to complete Daf Yomi Talmud cycle

Hila Schlakman of Efrat, senior at Ohr Torah Stone’s Neve Chana High School, began this learning cycle with her father.Mordechai Sones, 06/01/2020 23:00
Spending the year in Israel – Our Way

Spending the year in Israel – Our Way

Special needs students kick off the 14th year of Israel's only gap year program geared towards religious special needs students from abroad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/10/2019 16:37
Freed 'agunot' strengthened with songs of freedom

Freed 'agunot' strengthened with songs of freedom

Former agunot who were freed from marriage strengthened in evening of communal singing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/08/2019 14:00
500th couple completes training to serve as emissaries abroad

500th couple completes training to serve as emissaries abroad

Ohr Torah Stone awards 62 degrees in its rabbinic and emissary training programs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/07/2019 12:47
OTS Amiel BaKehila Program marks 50th mission to Diaspora

OTS Amiel BaKehila Program marks 50th mission to Diaspora

OTS Amiel BaKehila Program marks end of pilot year with 50th mission to the Diaspora; 150% expansion planned for coming year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2019 14:15
Ohr Torah Stone inaugurates Rabbi Kenneth Brander

Ohr Torah Stone inaugurates Rabbi Kenneth Brander

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin passes leadership of Ohr Torah Stone movement he founded to Rabbi Dr. Kenneth BranderArutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2018 21:25
'Brushes with the Bible' - when Torah and art meet

'Brushes with the Bible' - when Torah and art meet

Book launched combining sermons of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin with commentators, midrashim, interspersed with breathtaking works of art.Mordechai Sones, 16/10/2018 19:54
A spiritual first response squad

A spiritual first response squad

Ohr Torah Stone bids bon voyage to 45 new emissaries at Knesset Ceremony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2018 10:04
Marcel Lindenbaum passes away

Marcel Lindenbaum passes away

Philanthropist and supporter of women's Torah study passes away. 'Noble, modest, and honest.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2018 18:01
Ohr Torah Stone appoints new leader

Ohr Torah Stone appoints new leader

Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Dr. Brander to head organization.Orly Harari, 04/10/2017 13:39
Rabbi Riskin to step down from Ohr Torah network he founded

Rabbi Riskin to step down from Ohr Torah network he founded

Rabbi Riskin is to be succeeded by Rabbi Kenneth Brander, Yeshiva University administrator.JTA - Mordechai Sones, 04/10/2017 09:34