OU Staff

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.

Reports from Israel: The OU Solidarity Mission

July 25, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union’s Solidarity Mission to Israel, led by Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb and Rabbi Steven Weil, was well received at the many different visits they made. Below you’ll find reports from the mission, including video and written recaps of the inspiring journey.   Video clips from the OU Solidarity Mission to Israel: Rabbi Weil

A Family That Prays Together…

July 24, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union, the Rabbinical Council of America, the National Council of Young Israel and Yeshiva University invite shuls, members, friends, students, alumni, and the entire Jewish community, to join in communal tefilah tomorrow morning, on behalf of acheinu bnei Yisrael in Israel. On Tuesday July 29, at 8:00 am, EDT, please say two chapters

Rabbi Weinreb: A Spiritual Response in a Time of Crisis: Part III

July 18, 2014, by

This past week, OU Executive Vice President emeritus Rabbi Dr, Tzvi Hersh Weinreb addressed the Jewish community of Miami Beach in the third of a series of speeches given in the aftermath of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli yeshiva students. This latest speech comes after Rabbi Weinreb returned from Israel where he paid

Rocket Fire from Gaza Resumes

July 17, 2014, by

Tensions are gain running high in Israel as Hamas rocket fire and IDF strikes in Gaza have again resumed. Renewed calls for violence against Israelis is being partially fueled by the alleged attempt on the life of Muhammad Deif, the Hamas commander in Gaza. The following news sources are providing up to the minute updates