OU Staff

How My Therapist Changed My Marriage

January 24, 2013, by

The article How My Therapist Destroyed My Marriage, which discussed the danger of individual therapy in resolving marital conflict, prompted many passionate responses across the spectrum. Here are some them.

Live Webcast: The Pew Report on Jews and Judaism – October 8 at 1:30 PM EDT

January 3, 2013, by

The Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America invite you to participate in an exclusive online forum with preeminent sociologist Dr. Steven Cohen, leading contributor to the Pew Research report, “A Portrait of Jewish Americans,” and Research Professor at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Steven Weil will

The Miklat Bag

November 26, 2012, by

I pronounced, “This is our miklat bag.” Without hesitation Dovid smiled and said, “Where is our Moshiach (Messiah) bag?”

A Day of Relief and Fun for the Children of Be’er Sheva

November 23, 2012, by

A Day of Fun for the Children of Be’er Sheva By: Kochava London “Our enemies fight with rockets, but today, you, the students of Machon Maayan, have demonstrated that the Jewish people fight with unity and acts of kindness,” said Binyamin, a resident of Be’er Sheva. On Thursdsay, November 22, the students of Machon Maayan,

Living with the Gulf War

November 23, 2012, by

Backtrack to 1990-1991 when our family came to Israel to spend a teaching Sabbatical year in Israel. We rented an apartment in Rechavia just touching Shaarai Chessed. We reaped the benefits of living within walking distance to the Kotel , and still davening in the Shules in the neighborhood. like the Great Synagogue and Bais

Some Thoughts on the Situation

November 23, 2012, by

Some thoughts on the situation ON Shabbat night our false sense of tranquility was shattered. We live in Gush Etzion, surrounded by an Arab population…they wouldn’t dare! Then the siren went sounded..memories of the Gulf War…and within seconds..BOOM.. A missile lands a few kilometers from our home (they were aiming for Jerusalem..the unthinkable!) This afternoon..at

The Shmirah Project

November 21, 2012, by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 11/20/2012 We are running a group that matches IDF soldiers with people around the world to do a good deed or pray in their merit. www.shmiraproject.com or www.protectisraelisoldiers.com In Israel many people sign on with www.eleflamate.com Texting / calling option in US is 443-203-8592 Calling in Israel: 02-581-1911 We are looking

A Jew Among Jews

November 21, 2012, by

Motzei Shavbos we returned to Yerushalayim. Do we stay in or go out when our boys are being called up to the front? We didn’t want Hamas to be able to say that they had affected a change in behavior so we go out.