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Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Pinchas

July 15, 2011





 
“Backpacking”: A Potential Solution to the Tuition Crisis
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“Backpacking” is a term which means government education money follows the student. The government sets aside the cost of educating the student and pays funds to whatever school the student is attending (for secular educational studies), whether the school be public, private ,special needs or parochial…



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Words of consolation from the Orthodox Union to the family of young Leiby Kletzky, alav hashalom:

The Orthodox Union, its Board of Directors and Executive Committee, its entire professional staff, and the members of its hundreds of constituent synagogues and programs all over the United States, Canada, and Israel, offers its sympathies and words of consolation to the family of young Leiby Kletzky, may his soul rest in peace.

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Open Letter to Rabbi Lookstein and Kehilath Jeshurun Community:

We are devastated by the fire at Manhattan’s Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun. There are no words that can express our thoughts. You and your congregation have always been there for the Jewish people, for Torah values and for the State of Israel.

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The Gift of Rest

By Senator Joseph Lieberman.

In the following exclusive excerpt from his book, published by OU Press and Howard Books, Senator Lieberman (I-Conn) discusses some of the conflicts he experienced between his Shabbat observance and the pressing needs of public office.


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Protecting the Innocence of Youth

By Joyce Schur.

All of Klal Yisrael is offering its sympathies and consolation to the family of young Leiby Kletzky. The horrific and brutal manner in which his young life was cut short has left many of us speechless, but speechless isn’t going to protect our children…


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Gratitude to Greece

By OU Public Relations.

During WWII, Bishop Chrysostomos of Zakynthos responded to a German order for a list of Jews by providing a list with just two names: his own and the town’s mayor. Now Greece assists with the flotilla challenge and takes steps to prevent ships intending to illegally break the Gaza blockade from leaving Greek ports and Greek waters….


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Employment Rules 101

By Michael Srulie Rosner.

Getting better results when applying/interviewing for a job


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The Truth About Rashi’s Daughters

By Ari Z. Zivitofsky.

While there is no evidence that any of Rashi’s daughters wore tefillin, this myth persists and is found in various printed sources…


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Ask OU Kosher About “Holy Fries”

By Rabbi Chaim Goldberg.

French fries are made primarily from Russet-Burbank potatoes, and a third of all Russet potatoes grown in the United States come from Idaho…


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Politics & Parsha: Just Who is Pinchas?

By Howie Beigelman.

We don’t always know where then next leader will come from and what crisis will inspire – or require – of someone…


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Slice of Life, Sliders

While not high on any of our “who is he” kosher radar, the culinary genius who created the world famous concept of the “slider” has set off a mini teeny tiny burger craze that’s been sweeping the country…


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Avoiding a Hateful Heart – Parshat Pinchas

By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

Love is an emotion. It is a feeling, often a very passionate one, that we have toward another person, creature, or object.


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This essay is based upon the insights and chidushim (original ideas) of Talmudic

scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, as published in the Hebrew version of the Steinsaltz Edition of the Talmud.

Masechet Hullin – 19a-25b

Dvar Torah by Britain’s Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

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2011 Marriage Enrichment Retreat

July 15, 2011

Our highly popular and well attended summer marriage retreat is once again sold out! Practical ideas, skills, and suggestions will be presented throughout the weekend for nurturing more fulfilling marriages.

Advanced Kashrut Seminar for Women

August 29, 2011

This Harry H. Beren ASK OU Program will feature lectures on a wide variety of aspects of kashrut as well as industrial plant and hotel kitchen tours with instruction provided by a faculty of OU experts.

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Thursday, 19 Tammuz – July 21

Trip to the Belz Shul
An exploration of the famous Belz Shul in Kiryat Belz

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Parshat Pinchas

14 Tammuz 5771

July 15-16, 2011

Haftarah:

Melachim I 18:46-19:2

Special Day This Week:
Fast of Shiva Asar B’Tammuz is observed on Tuesday, July 19.

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