Shelomo Dobkin

In his capacity as Torah Content Editor for the OU, Rabbi Jack Abramowitz, MS Ed., creates and coordinates content for such programs as Taryag and Mishna Yomit. His clear and down-to-earth explanations of even the most esoteric Torah concepts has been the hallmark of projects from NCSY's Torah on One Foot series of educational pamphlets to negiah.org, the first sexual abstinence web site designed specifically for Jewish teens. Rabbi Abramowitz is the author of The Shnayim Mikra Companion on Torah, the two-volume Nach Yomi Companion on the books of the Prophets and the Writings, and The Tzniyus Book.

Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Va’etchanan

August 12, 2011, by

  Tales of a Frequent Flier By Laya Pelzner Orthodoxy is the strongest and fastest growing segment of the Jewish community, but that has not stopped us from learning to do new things to strengthen people’s spirituality and sense of community… Read More » Featured Articles A Stone for the Ages By Ilan Ben-Ezri. What

Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Devarim

August 5, 2011, by

  If I Forget Thee, Oh Jerusalem Youth By Anonymous Meet more of us! Learn that some of us felt that we got lost in the crowd, or learn that some hadn’t built up their self-esteem to recognize what we could offer our greater society… Read More » Featured Articles Day School Sustainability: A Potential

Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Masei

July 29, 2011, by

  Join Rabbi Weinreb at the OU Headquarters in New York City. Register A Thousand Teens, One Night By Batya Graber “As if this experience couldn’t have gotten any better, Yom NCSY was the icing on the cake…” NCSY Jerusalem Journey Participant Read More » Featured Articles Game Over By Ziva Kramer. It seems like everyone’s

Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Matot

July 22, 2011, by

  Leiby Kletzky Memorial Fund The Kletzky family has established a memorial fund in Leiby’s name that will be used to wrestle meaning out of this unthinkable tragedy… Donate now The Three Weeks: Spiritual Growth for Women By Batya Graber Standing room only at OU Israel as Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi of Jerusalem spoke about the

Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Pinchas

July 15, 2011, by

  “Backpacking”: A Potential Solution to the Tuition Crisis By Dr. Simcha Katz “Backpacking” is a term which means government education money follows the student. The government sets aside the cost of educating the student and pays funds to whatever school the student is attending (for secular educational studies), whether the school be public, private

Slice of Life, Sliders

July 13, 2011, by

Please note: Eileen Goltz is a freelance kosher food writer. The Orthodox Union makes no endorsements or representations regarding kashrut certification of various products/vendors referred to in her articles, blog, or web site. Certain produce requires careful examination and scrutiny for any bugs and insects. For more information, please visit : OU Fruit and Vegetable

Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Balak

July 8, 2011, by

  Is “Half Shabbos” a New Way of Life? By Steve Lipman “It’s a big problem,” says Rabbi Steven Burg, international director of the Orthodox Union’s NCSY youth group. Teens who text on Shabbat are an open secret in their schools and social circles, he says. Read More » Featured Articles Is a Woman’s Place

This Purim We Built a Community

March 12, 2009, by

View Slideshow The children of Sderot and those communities hit by the Gaza War have suffered tremendously, and continue to suffer. But this Purim, they recognized the all they have received from Makom BaLev, the OU Israel program that has provided a safe haven for them, and they gave to others in need. Makom BaLev