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It’s Not About Tzniyus

September 17, 2014, by

Some people have lately expressed the idea that the religious authorities should keep their noses out of matters of tzniyus (modesty). These people feel that when “the rabbis” (as if there’s one collective group) talk about tzniyus, it’s because they have an unhealthy obsession with it. I disagree. Tzniyus is a legitimate area of Jewish

Extra! Extra! New OU Publications Available for Viewing

September 11, 2014, by

You’ve got plenty of reading ahead of you this yom tov season with the latest editions of some of the Orthodox Union’s most-popular publications. Jewish Action and its supplements, including the ever-popular Guide to Passover, are a benefit of OU membership, which can be had for the annual rate of just $54. Learn more Click

The J Street Decision – Stephen Savitsky talks to Past Conference of Presidents Chair Dr. Richard B. Stone

May 28, 2014, by

Intense debate abounded throughout the Jewish American world last month following the announcement that the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations denied admission to J Street. Dr. Richard B. Stone, past chairman of the Conference, spoke to Orthodox Union Chairman of the Board Stephen Savitsky about the decision, dispelling the notion that it was

Magen Yeladim

March 12, 2014, by

Last week, our community was privileged to welcome Magen Yeladim’s Safety Kid program to Cleveland. The Los Angeles-based staff, including Debbie Fox, Yair Cohn, and Yelli Koenig, braved the Cleveland weather to provide us with a comprehensive community-wide child safety training program.  Over the course of three days, staff and administration in the Jewish Day

“Letters to President Clinton” Book Launch Event: Pictures and Video

February 13, 2014, by

At a recent community event hosted by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik at Shearith Israel in New York City, Senator Lieberman, Rabbi Genack, Rabbi Soloveichik and renowned Lincoln scholar, Harold Holzer, talked a range of topics from President Lincoln’s Jewish Doctor to  Rabbi Genack’s relationship with President Clinton. The new book, Letters to President Clinton, can be purchased at www.OUpress.org.

Infographic: Where Did We Go Wrong?

February 12, 2014, by

The Pew Report on American Jewish life has created quite a buzz for the past few months.   What to make of all the numbers? What can we—average people, congregational leadership, communal workers—do about it? Invite. Communicate. Engage. To provide context for increased outreach efforts and to better understand the impact of these results, the Orthodox