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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

The Cheapest Tefillin in the World

July 9, 2014, by

Rabbi Yossi Malka always revered his father, Dovid, a popular caterer in Crown Heights who always made sure to give away any extra food his store made to the poor. Before Dovid passed away, he gave his tefillin to Yossi’s son, Abie. Yossi, a longtime Chabad shliach in Encino, CA, who also works as a

Crisis in Israel – How Can You Help?

July 8, 2014, by

As Hamas rocket attacks continue along with Israel’s ground operations in Gaza, the Orthodox Union is quickly responding to help acheinu bnei Yisrael. How you can help: Donate OU Israel is delivering much-needed support to the citizens of Sderot, Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malachi, Beit Shemesh and Ofakim, including providing social workers and advisors to work