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Rabbi Weinreb: Were Our Tears Shed in Vain: Part II

July 7, 2014, by

Following up on last week’s remarks in Passaic (watch video here), Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb again addressed the topic of “Were Our Tears Shed in Vain: A Torah Response to an Unspeakable Tragedy,” delivering his remarks at Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison, NJ. Revisiting the tragic deaths of Naftali Frenkel, Gil-ad Shaar and Eyal

Does Being Jewish Boost Your Job Chances?

July 7, 2014, by

Think being Jewish is a barrier to getting hired? Think again, or so says a new study by three University of Connecticut researchers, published in the Journal Social Currents and reported by the Washington Post. As they explain, “When you’re Jewish and searching for a job, you’re not just one of the chosen people, you’re

#EyalGiladNaftali – Rabbi Weinreb Webcast

July 1, 2014, by

AUDIO ONLY VERSION – Right Click and Save As to Download. #EyalGiladNaftali — Rabbi Weinreb webcast Jewish communities around the world stand united in grief in the face of the senseless murders of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel. After the unprecedented unity of 18 days of shared grief, fear and hope, Klal Yisrael

Statement from Israeli PM Netanyahu

June 30, 2014, by

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks this evening at the start of the Security Cabinet meeting: “With heavy grief, this evening we found three bodies. All signs indicate that they are the bodies of our three abducted youths – Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frankel. They were abducted and murdered in cold

Bodies of Three Israeli Teens Found: Latest Updates

June 30, 2014, by

A massive search has tragically turned to national mourning as the bodies of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Sha’er and Naftali Frenkel were found. Statement from the RCA and the OU on the tragedy Media reports about the tragic news coming out of Israel continue to emerge – view the news sources below for the latest updates:

At Graduation, Students Have a Lesson for their JSU Rabbi

June 26, 2014, by

When Rabbi Chaim Neiditch rose to the podium to deliver the keynote speech for an Atlanta public high school at the end of May, parents in the mainly Christian South didn’t know what to expect. He was a rabbi after all; they figured perhaps he’d deliver a fire-and-brimstone exhortation or a lecture on a Biblical

Remembering Loved Ones with Some Help from NCSY

June 18, 2014, by

On the Sunday between Mother’s and Father’s Day, Holocaust survivors and their family members recalled memories of their loved ones with the help of teens from NCSY’s Jacksonville chapter (JAX). NCSY is the international youth movement of the Orthodox Union. As part of the “Tribute to Mothers and Fathers” program — organized by Naomi Mirensky,

Israeli Yeshiva Students Missing, Kidnapping Feared

June 13, 2014, by

Israeli media is reporting on three yeshiva students from Kfar Etzion who are missing and believed to be kidnapped by terrorists. We hope for their safe and quick return and ask the Jewish community at large to please recite Tehillim for: Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim Eyal ben Iris Teshurah

Reuven Rivlin Elected as Israel’s 10th President

June 11, 2014, by

Likud candidate Reuven Rivlin emerged victorious Tuesday from Israel’s presidential elections at the Knesset, winning the post by a 63 to 53 margin after two rounds of voting. Rivlin beat out Hatnua candidate Meir Sheetrit, a veteran MK from the center of the political spectrum. He will take over the office of the president after

The Meaning and Symbolism of Tekhelet

June 11, 2014, by

This week’s parsha—Shelach—contains the third paragraph of Kriyat Shema, which discusses the commandment to attach tzitzit to four-cornered garments. The pasuk states: “And they shall place upon the tsitsit of each corner a thread of tekhelet… And you shall see it and remember all of the commandments of Hashem and you shall do them.” Until