Life

An Interview with Dara Horn

October 16, 2013, by

Dara Horn sits down with OU.org to discuss her latest book, her thoughts on the Biblical story of Joseph and her thoughts about a world in which nothing is forgotten.

Just How Common is Intermarriage in America?

October 10, 2013, by

Professor Steven M. Cohen, a research professor at the Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, spoke with the OU on Tuesday about the PEW report and its implications for the future of worldwide Jewry.

Orthodoxy’s Infrastructure: A Product of Selfish Generosity

October 3, 2013, by

A community’s culture and infrastructure are, of course, correlated. The three most dominant influences shaping American Orthodox culture, and thereby the community’s infrastructure, are the Torah tradition, the community’s recognition of being a people in exile (Golus), and the American personality and ethic.

An Anonymous Struggle

October 2, 2013, by

The heartbreaking story of an anonymous woman’s struggle with a mystery disease and her desire to have another child.

I Didn’t Love My Wife When We Got Married

October 2, 2013, by

Like most Hasidic Jews, our dating period lasted a very short time. After two months, we were engaged and three months after that, we were married. This fire was burning in me: I was in love…. But then we got married, and everything changed.

Judaism in South Africa

September 16, 2013, by

Stephen Savitsky talks with Rabbi Warren Goldstein, chief rabbi of South Africa, about his thriving Jewish community and the unique challenges they face.