OU Staff

The Jerusalem Passport Case Explained

November 6, 2014, by

We often think of the Supreme Court as the arbiter of distinctly national disputes – for example, whether the Affordable Care Act can require all of us to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, or whether public universities can consider race as one factor in their admissions process. But yesterday the Court waded into

Edible Parsha Project: Parshat Vayera

November 5, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special

One Dead in Hamas Car Terror Attack in Jerusalem

November 5, 2014, by

One person was killed at least ten were wounded after a car was driven into a crowd of pedestrians at the Shimon Hatzadik train station, north of the Old City of Jerusalem. After plowing into pedestrians, the terrorist continued driving, hitting multiple cars. He soon exited his vehicle with an iron bar and began to

Israeli College Students Meet New Friends at Johns Hopkins JLIC

October 29, 2014, by

The last stop for a trip of Israeli college students learning about their Jewish heritage was a meeting with their college counterparts of the Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The Israeli students were part of the Generations of Israel, a program for non-religious students of Ben Gurion

Edible Parsha Project: Parshat Lech Lecha

October 27, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special

Kiddush Hashem, with a Little Help from some Facebook Friends

October 23, 2014, by

While it is often denounced as a colossal waste of time, once again it was Facebook to the rescue as a Cedarhurst resident turned to social media to perform the mitzvah of hashavas aveida. Jeff Leb, the Orthodox Union’s New York State director of political affairs and president of the Peninsula Public Library in Lawrence,

Edible Parsha Project: Parshat Noach

October 23, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special