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The OU’s Parsha Prize Pack Giveaway 5775

September 30, 2014, by

Enter to win an incredible OU Press parsha prize pack—perfect for this time of year as the parsha cycle continues through sefer Beresihit in the coming weeks. One Grand Prize winner will receive: The Chumash Mesoras HaRav (Teachings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik) – Bereishit Rabbi Jonahtan Sacks’ Covenant and Conversation – Bereishit Rabbi Norman

Watch and Read PM Netanyahu’s UN Address

September 30, 2014, by

At the UN General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu defended Israel’s military actions against Hamas over the summer, and explained how ISIS and Hamas are two of a kind. Watch the speech: (Full Transcript below) Thank you, Mr. President, Distinguished delegates, I come here from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of my people, the

Are You Mossad Material?

September 29, 2014, by

Is there a Jewish James Bond among us? The Mossad seems to think so. Israel’s super-secretive intelligence agency recently launched an online recruitment campaign, complete with promotional video and application. Watch the recruitment video below: And if you’re looking to add a bit of adventure into your life, fill out the application. This webpage will

Edible Parsha: Rosh Hashanah Projects

September 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

Abductors of Three Israeli Teens Killed in Hebron

September 23, 2014, by

The IDF reported that an overnight operation in Hebron to apprehend the terrorists responsible for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens this summer has resulted in the death of the terrorists after they opened fire on Israeli forces. Read the full IDF account of how this three-month manhunt was ended.

A Spontaneous Decision That Made an Impact

September 23, 2014, by

It was a spontaneous decision to book a flight to Israel this summer the same day the flight left, but Batya Resnick couldn’t resist the opportunity to be part of a mission—the OU Solidarity mission—to strengthen the spirits of her Jewish brothers and sisters under fire. As rocket fire began escalating, Batya, a 22-year-old graduate

Tennis Anyone? (Just Not on Shabbat)

September 22, 2014, by

As the New York Post reports, a group of Orthodox Jewish men on Long Island “served” a lawsuit to the Unites States Tennis Association, for refusing to reschedule a tournament that would force them to play on Shabbat. Read the full article.

Green Eggs, No Ham

September 19, 2014, by

What happens when Jew in the City (JITC) finds herself in a Dr. Seuss-like world with “Survivor” winner Ethan Zohn? Enjoy Jew in the City’s first animated short – just in time for the high holidays!

71 Years Later, Sobibor Gas Chambers Unearthed

September 17, 2014, by

The gas chambers at the Sobibor death camp, where some 250,000 Jews perished between April 1942 and October 1943, have been uncovered in an archaeological dig, bringing to a close an eight-year search, Yad Vashem announced on Wednesday. “Finally, we have reached our goal – the discovery of the gas chambers. We were amazed at