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Orthodox Union

Rav Baruch Wieder of Yeshivat Hakotel to Speak on Zechariah Baumel z”l

June 18, 2019, by

In April, Israel and the entire Jewish people were moved by the return of missing Israeli soldier Zechariah Baumel ז”ל after 37 years. Rav Baruch Wieder, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hakotel, fought alongside Zechariah at the famous battle of Sultan Yaakov, where 20 Israeli soldiers lost their lives and four, including Zechariah, were taken prisoner. Their relationship […]

Two-Year-Old Needs a Bone Marrow Match

May 15, 2019, by

Are you a descendant of Eastern Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Armenia or Georgia? You may be a match for Imri! Two-year-old Imri Chai has an extremely rare bone marrow disorder. Imri needs a bone marrow transplant to survive but first a match must be found. Ezer Mizion, the world’s largest Jewish bone marrow registry, is working […]

Rabbi Yosi Eisen A’H

June 20, 2018, by

We regret to inform you of the passing of Rabbi Yosi Eisen. Rabbi Eisen spent six years as the OU-JLIC Rabbi at University of Massachusetts-Amherst where he worked with his family to create a home away from home for the countless students who came through his door. He strengthened the Kashrut on campus, empowered student leaders […]

Special Request: Prayer for Rain in Israel

January 15, 2018, by

The third chapter of Masekhet Ta’anit (Seder Ta’aniyot ‘Eilu) prescribes a religious response to the lack of rainfall in the Land of Israel. This year, despite some heavy precipitation, there remains a significant deficit in rainfall which can result, chas ve-shalom, in irreparable damage to the Sea of Galilee and underground aquifers, harm to economies dependent on the Kinneret, […]

Ben Zakkai’s Newest Members 2017

July 26, 2017, by

We Welcome Ben Zakkai’s Newest Members HONORARY MEMBERS Freda Greenbaum – Bal Harbour, FL Rabbi Ethan Katz – Bergenfield, NJ NEW INDUCTEES Jodi Basch – West Orange, NJ Yaakov Borenstein – West Hempstead, NY Joan Huth Harris – Chicago, IL Dr. Allan Jacob – Miami Beach, FL Joshua Rozenberg – Bergenfield, NJ 2016 – 2017 CANDIDATES who […]