Life

Aliyah Lessons from Sylvester Stallone

January 13, 2014, by

My wife and I have developed a profound love of pajamas. It is deep and unconditional. We are also quite fond of each other. The alignment of these two factors translates into a strong preference for “nights in” (rather than out on the town) complete with movies and popcorn on our comfy couch. (At present,

The OU Mourns the Passing of Ariel Sharon

January 12, 2014, by

When Ariel Sharon a”h suffered a debilitating stroke eight years ago, few expected him to live. The strength that he showed to survive, even in the face of mortal illness, duplicated the strength he displayed as a warrior, a politician and a statesman. Israel’s divinely-ordained survival in the Yom Kippur War played out in great

Nachum Segal Live @ OU Israel Center

December 9, 2013, by

Check out Nachum Segal Live at the OU Israel Center!  Including interviews with Rabbi Avi Berman, Mayer Fertig, Gavriel Kalish, Yirmi Elkus, Rivka Segal, Rivka Abbe and  Yael Tamari. Nachum Was Live at the OU Israel Center this Morning to Kick Off a Great Week of Broadcasts from Israel

Guide to Keeping Kosher in Israel

November 20, 2013, by

Planning a trip to Israel? Check out the OU Kosher Israel Guide, a joint effort of the OU Israel Center and OU Kosher. Both organizations understand the complexities of kashrut in Israel. It is important to be aware that there are more aspects to kosher food in Israel than there are elsewhere. The OU Kosher Israel Guide discusses a variety of subjects of interest: what is

Acts of Kindness

October 30, 2013, by

Chesed is the hallmark of the Jewish people and we need to make sure that we are transmitting this midah to our children.

Faith Under Fire

September 10, 2013, by

For many Israelis, the shofar blast that concludes Yom Kippur still evokes the sirens, tears, and prayers of the war that broke out forty years ago on that fateful day. Three veterans’ stories and how the Yom Kippur War affected their faith.