OU Staff

Coming Full Circle From NCSY to JLIC

August 28, 2014, by

Before serving as Torah educators, role models and community organizers on college campuses across the United States as staff of the OU’s Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) program, three couples got their start at NCSY. Either as teen participants, advisers, or staff, these couples met through the international youth arm of the Orthodox

OU Rabbinic Delegation Demonstrates Support for Israel during Ongoing Conflict

August 26, 2014, by

A group of rabbis who lead Orthodox Union – affiliated synagogues around the United States are participating in a Rabbinic Leadership Solidarity Mission to Israel that will run through Thursday, August 28. The mission is being led by Rabbi Steven Weil, OU’s senior managing director, Rabbi Avi Berman, executive director of the Seymour J. Abrams

The Pro-Israel Expendables

August 26, 2014, by

Nearly 200 Hollywood actors and executives, including Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, have signed Creative Community for Peace’s pro-Israel, anti-Hamas open letter. “We, the undersigned, are saddened by the devastating loss of life endured by Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza,” the missive states. “We are pained by the suffering on both sides of the conflict

Baruch Dayan Emet: Body of Missing Student Found

August 26, 2014, by

The body of missing 23-year-old yeshiva student Aaron Sofer a”h was found in the Jerusalem Forest, where Sofer was last seen this past Friday. Read the latest media reports for continuing coverage: The Yeshiva World Arutz 7 Ha’aretz Jerusalem Post

Why we Want to be Here – a Message for the Jewish People from Battalion 969

August 6, 2014, by

This article originally appeared on Jpost.com. Upon learning that we would be released next week – a month after our emergency call-up to fight this war – my reserve unit drafted a petition expressing our willingness and desire to continue in this war effort and defeat those who have been murdering and terrorizing our nation.

Rabbi Noach Weinberg z”tl on Israel’s Battles

August 5, 2014, by

While the founder of Aish HaTorah gave this speech in Jerusalem years ago, it rings true today, in particular given the recent weeks of fighting in Gaza and anti-Semitic incidents in Europe and around the world:

IDF Soldier Kidnapped, Family Calls for Prayer

August 1, 2014, by

Shortly after a cease fire in Gaza commenced this morning, Hamas operatives entered Israeli territory and attacked IDF soldiers, killing two and kidnapping 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, age 23 (source: Ha’aretz). The family of Hadar is asking the Jewish community at large to recite the following chapter of Tehillim on his behalf. תהילים פרק כז

YU’s Menorah Myth Busters

July 29, 2014, by

When Yeshiva University senior Ari Rosenberg signed up for a summer school course on the Arch of Titus, he was just trying to fulfill his last history requirement with what sounded like an interesting class taught by Dr. Steven Fine, a professor who was clearly excited about his work and sharing it with his students.