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Elchai Toharlev – Hashem Yikom Damo

With great sadness, we regret to inform you of the murder of Elchai Toharlev, Hashem Yikom Damo, the son of our board member Rav Ohad Toharlev, in today’s terrorist attack at the Ofra junction. We want to support Rav Ohad and the entire Toharlev family at this difficult time. We pray and hope that they […]

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Model Rabbinic Leadership – In Uruguay

An opinion piece in yesterday’s Jerusalem Post provided additional details about a story we reported on about two weeks ago. In the small Jewish community of Uruguay, where there are an estimated 10,000 Jews, there has been an increasing problem of agunot – “chained women” who cannot remarry under Jewish Law because their husbands refuse […]

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Beit Hillel English Torah Journal #3 Available for Download

We are proud to announce that we have just published our third Beit Hillel English Torah Journal! The journal contains scholarly articles on halachic, hashkafic, and public policy issues, contributed by Beit Hillel members and the Bati Midrash. Included in this issue are the following articles: We are in the process of printing copies of […]

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The Time Has Come to Bring Pollard Home!

Beit Hillel hereby appeals to rabbis in the United States, calling on them to join us in advocating for the immediate release of Jonathan Pollard. Advocating for Pollard’s release is a humanitarian, moral, and Jewish obligation. His unjustly long punishment is deeply troubling, given the special U.S.-Israel relationship, and is unprecedented for a case involving […]

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Maariv Newspaper: Beit Hillel is one of the 10 Most Influential Organizations in Israel

This past weekend , the major Israeli newspaper Maariv listed Beit Hillel in its annual list of the 100 most inspiring individuals and organizations in Israel. Beit Hillel was named one of the 10 organizations with the most impact in the realm of Judaism. Other leading figures and organizations selected to the exclusive Maariv list […]

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The Saga of Rav Moti Elon – A Lenient Sentence Doesn’t Change Anything

The lenient sentencing handed to Rav Moti Elon must not be allowed to obscure the severity of his misdeeds. Hence, below, we reiterate the strongly-worded statement we issued in August, when he was convicted in the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on two counts of indecent assault by force against a minor. We are shocked and pained […]

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Evaluating Solutions for Agunot and Get Refusal

The Beit Hillel conference on Agunot and Get Refusal took place on November 13, 2013 at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Scores of the organization’s rabbis and rabbaniyot participated in the conference in order to study the issues and to weigh various solutions to this problem that were presented at the conference. Senior rabbinic figures […]

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Over 6,000 Households Participate in Beit Hillel’s Shabbat Yisraelit

On Shabbat Parshat Chayei Sara (October 25, 2013) we witnessed an historical moment in Israel. Over 6,000 households participated in Beit Hillel’s country-wide initiative – Shabbat Yisraelit – that brought together religious and non-religious families for Friday night dinner. Government Ministers, members of Knesset, mayors, IDF commanders, musicians, as well as thousands of Israelis from […]

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