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Jewish Studies

Yeshivat Orayta

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Program Description

Orayta, located in the Old City of Jerusalem overlooking the Kotel, is housed in a magnificent 900 year-old Crusader building with an incredible view of the Temple Mount (Har Habayit), the Mount of Olives (Har Hazeitim) and the Judean Desert. At Orayta students will develop leadership skills and become philosophically equipped to cope with the challenges of living a Torah life in a modern secular world.
 
Students will be introduced to a wide range of Jewish thinkers including the teachings of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook, Rabbi J.B. Soloveitchik and the Chassidic Masters. At Orayta students will understand why they learn Gemara and the vital role it plays in their personal development. The year will not simply focus on one or two tractates; rather, students will probe sections selected from the entire Talmud that are relevant to their life and typify the gamut of archetypical modalities of Talmudic logic.
  • Main Subject: Jewish Studies, Gap Year (Programs)
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  • Keywords:
  • Jewish Studies, Spirituality 
  • Duration:
  • 9 Months 
  • Age:
  • 16-30 
  • Open to:
  • Male 
  • Language:
  • English 
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Orthodox 
  • Organizer:
  • Machon Ohr Israel - Yeshivat Orayta 
  • Program appears on grant application as:
  • Yeshivat Orayta 
  • Price:
  • $ 24850 
  • Accommodation:
  • Included 
  • Meals:
  • Included 
  • Program Dates:
  • August 29,2017 - June 06,2018  Apply to this program

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