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An Our Way/NJCD Shabbat Celebration for Jewish Deaf in Chicago

April 5, 2006, by

Our Way/NJCD, an Orthodox Union program for the deaf and hearing impaired, together with Congregation Adas Yeshurun, recently celebrated a Shabbaton (Shabbat Experience) in Chicago. The event was co-sponsored by the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) in Chicago. Highlights of the weekend included Deaf Host Couple Karen and Yossi Alkoby of Chicago and Deaf […]

An Our Way/NJCD Shabbat Celebration for Jewish Deaf in Chicago

April 5, 2006, by

Our Way/NJCD, an Orthodox Union program for the deaf and hearing impaired, together with Congregation Adas Yeshurun, recently celebrated a Shabbaton (Shabbat Experience) in Chicago. The event was co-sponsored by the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) in Chicago. Highlights of the weekend included Deaf Host Couple Karen and Yossi Alkoby of Chicago and Deaf […]

The Great Matzah Controversy: Should Matzah Be Made By Hand Or Machine?

March 28, 2006, by

The following article is adapted from the newly published Spring issue of Jewish Action: The Magazine of the Orthodox Union. Copies of the issue are available from the OU for $4.50 by calling 212-613-8137. Dating back to the time of Moses, the practice had always been to make matzah by hand. With the advent of […]

Students from Baltimore Yeshiva Visit the Orthodox Union to Learn More about Kashrut

March 25, 2006, by

As part of an ongoing series of visits from schools to the Orthodox Union, students from Torah Institute (Shearith Hapleitah) of Baltimore visited OU headquarters recently to learn more about the vast world of kashrut. Rabbi Abraham Juravel, Co-Director of the OU Kosher Ingredient Approval Registry, shared a late-breaking finding with the students about the […]

OU Launches New Website, www.oupassover.com, to Answer Passover Queries

March 24, 2006, by

To answer questions that frequently arise during the Passover season, when the dietary laws are different from the ones that govern the rest of the year, OU Kosher has launched a brand new website, www.oupassover.com. The website is a one-stop-shop for all Passover related queries, ranging from recipe substitutes, to cleaning tips, to making a […]