Rabbi Steven Weil

Newsworthy

March 1, 2012

 Every year, the OU speaks out against irresponsible drinking on Purim, especially among teens. You can see this year’s Purim message here.

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Batya Jacob, National Program Director Our Way, has an enlightening letter in The Jewish Week addressing issues facing deaf young people in the Jewish community and the need to change the special-needs stereotypes. You can read it here.

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Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher, was consulted by NPR for a piece on how different religions dispose of worn-out sacred texts. You can see it (and hear it) here.

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A review of the new OU Press release The Megillah: Majesty & Mystery by Rabbi Norman Lamm appears in the “Kosher Bookworm” column in The Jewish Star. You can read it here.

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Ari Wolf, Davida Rosenthal and Blake Berkowitz, three NCSY alumni from Kansas City who are currently learning in Israel, came together from all ends of the country to discuss their experiences with the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle. You can read all about these teens’ journeys here.

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The 5 Towns Jewish Times has an article on the NCSY JUMP (Jewish Unity Mentoring Program) team from Shalhevet High School for Girls. You can read it here.

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Rabbi Shraga Gross, principal of the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva in Edison, NJ, was among those inducted at this year’s Ben Zakkai Honor Society scholarship reception. You can see coverage in the Jewish Press here.