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Reports from Israel: The OU Solidarity Mission

July 25, 2014, by

Led by Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb and Rabbi Steven Weil, the Orthodox Union’s Solidairy Mission to Israel has landed safely and is underway. Rabbi Barry Kornblau, Rav of Young Israel of Hollis Hills-Windsor Park, and Director of Member Services at The Rabbinical Council of America – RCA will be posting updates as the mission proceeds.

A Family That Prays Together…

July 24, 2014, by

Please spread the word and ask all to join us in a communal tefilah on behalf of aceheinu bnei Yisrael in Israel. On Tuesday, July 29, at 8:00 A.M. EDT, wherever you are: Please say two chapters of Tehillim (121, 130), Acheinu and the Mishebeirach for the IDF with others in the OU Community and

Rabbi Weinreb: A Spiritual Response in a Time of Crisis: Part III

July 18, 2014, by

This past week, OU Executive Vice President emeritus Rabbi Dr, Tzvi Hersh Weinreb addressed the Jewish community of Miami Beach in the third of a series of speeches given in the aftermath of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli yeshiva students. This latest speech comes after Rabbi Weinreb returned from Israel where he paid

Ground Operation in Gaza Launched

July 17, 2014, by

Israel’s ground operations in Gaza continue. The following are links to popular sources of the latest news out of Israel: Arutz 7 Ha’aretz Jerusalem Post Times of Israel

How is OU Israel Helping? Reports from the Field

July 15, 2014, by

Thursday, July 17 From South to North: Fun Day for Makom BaLev and Oraita Teens Planning this fun day wasn’t easy. It seemed that every time there was a siren or Code Red alert, another teen cancelled. They’re nervous. And their parents re-thought their permission. In the end 70 teens from Oraita in Ofakim and

Updates from Israel: Your Words and Images

July 11, 2014, by

We asked the Jewish community at large to share their words and images about the current situation in Israel. Here’s a look at the latest we have received. You can share your own thoughts and photos here. Please note that text submitted has been left largely unedited to preserve the authors’ words and intent. 7/23