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Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman Takes the Initiative

March 27, 2018, by

You may be familiar with Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman, who serves as founding director of the Orthodox Union’s Women’s Initiative. She and her husband, Rabbi Avraham Shmidman, serve as rabbi and rebbetzin of the Lower Merion Synagogue in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Prior to accepting the position of director of the Women’s Initiative, Dr. Shmidman taught Advanced Placement Psychology and […]

Lori Palatnik to Speak at Torah NY!

March 21, 2018, by

Well-known writer and Jewish educator Rebbetzin Lori Palatnik is scheduled to speak at the Orthodox Union’s forthcoming Torah New York event, to be held on Sunday, April 29, indoors at Citi Field. A much sought-after international speaker, Rebbetzin Palatnik has lectured in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Central America, South America, South Africa and Israel, including featured talks at Yale, […]

Charlie Harary is Coming!

March 20, 2018, by

Is there anyone who follows Torah online who isn’t familiar with Charlie Harary, Esq.? He’s so prolific, his content would be pretty hard to miss! The Senior Director of Capital Markets at RXR Realty, Mr. Harary is a speaker internationally renowned for his passionate lectures on a wide variety of topics, including personal growth, entrepreneurship, social […]

Rabbi Efrem Goldberg on Pesach and More!

March 15, 2018, by

OU Life recently ran an important (and well received!) piece entitled Give Proportionally to What You Spend on Your Pesach by Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, Senior Rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue and a featured speaker at the upcoming Torah New York event (Sunday, April 29, indoors at Citi Field). As the festival of unleavened bread draws ever nearer, […]

Meet Sivan Rahav Meir!

March 14, 2018, by

Mrs. Sivan Rahav Meir is a bona fide Israeli celebrity. A journalist by trade, Mrs. Rahav Meir is renowned as a respected and popular TV news reporter. In her work for channel 2 news, Yedioth Acharonot and IDF radio, she has interviewed heads of state including Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Rav Ovadia Yosef, and uncovered exclusive stories of great import […]

Rabbi Moshe Hauer on Maharal and More!

March 8, 2018, by

Rabbi Moshe Hauer is the spiritual leader of Congregation Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion in Baltimore, MD. In his community, Rabbi Hauer serves as an active leader in many areas, with particular focus on education and social service organizations serving the Jewish community, ranging from charitable services and hospice to domestic and child sexual abuse prevention. He is also a […]

Esther Wein on Parsha and Pesach!

March 7, 2018, by

Torah educator Esther Wein has been teaching Jewish women for nearly 30 years, specializing in multiple areas that include parsha, tefillah, Navi and history. While acclaimed for the intellectually advanced level of her lectures, Mrs. Wein is also known for her ability to make her shiurim approachable for students of all educational backgrounds. Come hear Mrs. […]

Unraveling Tapestries

January 25, 2018, by

By “unraveling tapestries,” we refer not to un-weaving pieces of Medieval textile art typically depicting battle scenes or, for some reason, unicorns. (This would be both ill-advised and prohibitively expensive.) Nor are we referring to Don McLean’s 1970 album and Carole King’s 1971 album, each of which was called Tapestry. (The feat of unraveling these […]

To Life, to Life, l’Chaim!

January 12, 2018, by

L’chaim, l’chaim, to life! This may be called The Torah Blog, and usually we fill you in as to what’s going on in OU Torah, but if you’re not also visiting OU Life, you could really be missing out! OU Life features Torah-true viewpoints on many important topics of the day, as well as on […]