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Edible Parsha Project: Parshat Ki Teitzei

September 4, 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

Steven Sotloff Was Jewish

September 3, 2014, by

We can now say that Steven Joel Sotloff was Jewish. We can now say that he was the grandson of Holocaust survivors, that his mother was a preschool teacher at Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest, Florida, a Reform synagogue in South Miami where Sotloff attended day school. We can now relay to you that “the

Hundreds Come Out for Torah Dedication for Anne Samson a”h

August 28, 2014, by

Hundreds filled the streets of Los Angeles on August 24 for a double Torah dedication by Lee Samson and his family in memory of his late wife Anne a”h. The dedication coincided with Anne’s first yahrtzeit. Longtime pillars of the Orthodox community, Lee became the first director of West Coast NCSY in 1971 and helped

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.