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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 […]

500 Doctors Sign Letter Urging Vaccination

April 17, 2019, by

Approximately 500 doctors who serve Orthodox Jewish communities across North America have signed a letter calling for all children and healthy adults to get vaccinated. Doctors from New York, New Jersey, California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Toronto and Montreal have all signed the letter urging individuals and communities […]

Israel Planning New Space Mission

April 17, 2019, by

SpaceIL chairman Morris Kahn has announced plans for the Beresheet 2 project, posting to Facebook that “We are going to actually put a new spacecraft on the moon and we are going to complete the mission.” In a television interview, Kahn added, “We started something and we need to finish it. We’ll put our flag on […]

Uber Fires Driver for Refusing Jewish Passengers

April 11, 2019, by

Uber has dismissed a London driver for refusing to accept Jewish passengers. The driver, identified only as “Ahmed,” refused to pick up two men wearing yarmulkes after they were matched with him by the Uber app. The driver “turned around, and as he drove past us, said ‘I don’t take Jews,’” one of the men […]