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Dutch Soccer Fans Beat Jewish Man, Praise Nazis

May 13, 2019, by

A Jewish man was assaulted by a group of about 50 men in the Hague on Liberation Day, the Netherlands’ holiday celebrating their liberation from the Nazis. His attackers had been singing about gassing Jews. The victim, identified only as Joram, had asked the men to stop singing the offensive song, whose lyrics include the […]

OU President Moishe Bane Visit the San Antonio Jewish Community

May 10, 2019, by

On May 3-4, OU President Moishe Bane visited the community of San Antonio, speaking multiple times at Congregation Rodfei Sholom. At right, along with OU President Moishe Bane (center) are Rodfei Sholom Associate Rabbi Avraham Scheinberg (L) and Rabbi Yossi Marrus (R), Dean of Students and Director of Judaic Studies at Shmuel Bass Torah Academy […]

Thousands Open Yom HaAtzmaut with OU Israel in Yerushalayim

May 9, 2019, by

Thousands packed the First Station in Yerushalayim Wednesday evening for a special prayer and celebration organized by OU Israel in honor of Yom HaAtzmaut and OU Israel’s 40th anniversary. Most participants were recent immigrants from North America, with many saying it was their first time celebrating Yom HaAtzmaut in Israel. Prayer was led by performer […]

Thirty Women from the OU Attend AMA Conference in NYC

May 9, 2019, by

The American Management Association held a one-day training on how women can further their careers and develop better communications standards at work. About thirty women employees of the OU, across every department, attended this training. “I learned to be conscious of how I am speaking,” said marketing coordinator Rachel Leff. “The words I choose are […]

After Shooting, CA Gov’t Promises $15 Million for Security

May 2, 2019, by

Following the deadly shooting in Poway, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced plans to allocate $15 million for the State Nonprofit Security Grant Program. This program provides up to $200,000 per recipient in funding for security in private schools, places of worship and other nonprofit organizations. “We all must call out hate – against any and […]

Israel Offers Assistance in Aftermath of Sri Lanka Bomb Attacks

April 24, 2019, by

At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded in a series of bomb attacks that hit luxury hotels and churches across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The first six bomb blasts occurred almost simultaneously – four in the capital of Colombo, with others in Negombo and Batticaloa. A seventh and eighth explosion […]

Jews in Spider-Man Video Game Take Shabbat Off

April 24, 2019, by

Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 is has received positive reviews for its game play and graphics, including an impressively-detailed re-creation of modern Manhattan. Additionally, an overlooked “Easter egg” has just been revealed: Orthodox Jews in the game don’t work on Shabbat! The game features many of the varied residents of New York City but, according to […]

Should We Colorize Holocaust Photos?

April 24, 2019, by

Last year, a photo of Czesława Kwoka, a Polish teenager killed in Auschwitz, was shared online by the Auschwitz Museum. The photo, originally taken in black and white, went viral when it was published in color. The image was colorized by Brazilian artist Marina Amaral for the museum’s Faces of Auschwitz project. The colorizing of […]

Anti-Vax Yellow Star Called “A Desecration of Memory”

April 18, 2019, by

The campaign against vaccinations has taken a disturbing turn as some opponents of mandatory vaccination have begun calling government representatives calling for vaccination Nazis. The comparison is  “Obscene, with a capital O,” according to Dr. Kenneth Prager an Orthodox Jew who serves as the chair of the medical ethics committee at Columbia University Medical Center. […]

OU Daf Yomi Initiative Presents New Jewish History Series With Henry Abramson

April 17, 2019, by

    Jewish History in Daf Yomi is written and produced by Dr. Henry Abramson, Dean of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush. Dr. Abramson received his doctorate in history from the University of Toronto, the first PhD in Ukrainian-Jewish history presented since the Chair of Ukrainian Studies was established there. He has […]