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From left: Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval, Rabbanit Dr. Hannah Hashkes and Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis. Photo by Gershon Ellinson.

Graduation marks new class of leaders in Jewish law

The Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) of the Ohr Torah Stone network commemorated the graduation of its 2021 class, attended by hundreds of family and friends. Three women—Rabbanit Dr. Hannah Hashkes, Rabbanit...
Rabbi Eliahu Birnbaum in Venice, Italy. Credit: Courtesy.

Collector of Jewish souls: A rabbi’s treasures culled from around the world

A 12-branch copper candelabra kindled on holidays by Jews in 18th-century Italy. Sheets of prayers handwritten in Hebrew by an unknown scribe in 15th-century Spain. An oven for baking matzah from 19th-century Portugal. A...
A a mosaic stands at the entrance to a rest area and memorial site honoring Dvir Sorek, killed in a terror attack on Aug. 7, 2019. Credit: Courtesy of Ohr Torah Stone.

Outdoor rest area honors memory of Dvir Sorek, killed in 2019 terror attack

Nine months after a terrorist murdered Dvir Sorek, high school students from Ohr Torah Stone institutions dedicated an outdoor rest area in his memory at the site of the attack. Sorek, a student at Ohr...
Hila Schlakman. Credit: Ohr Torah Stone’s Neveh Channah High School.

Hila Schlakman finishes daily Talmud learning cycle, may be youngest woman yet

As hundreds of thousands of Jews worldwide celebrate the completion of the seven-and-a-half-year-long cycle of daily Talmud study—and as women for the first time in history held their own celebration in Jerusalem—one 17-year-old is...