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Remembering Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, zt”l
When President Kennedy awarded Winston Churchill with honorary American citizenship, he said that Churchill had mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. So too Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks,
Dec 22, 2020
By Rabbi Menachem Genack
Remembering Lorraine Hoffmann z”l
Remembering Lorraine Hoffmann z”l
The deep sadness which overcomes us with Shiva Asar B’Tammuz and the beginning of the “Three Weeks” was deepened further this past Tuesday by learning of the passing of my
Jul 13, 2017
By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
Community Members Urged to Stay Safe on Purim
As part of its Safe Homes, Safe Schools, Safe Shuls initiative, the Orthodox Union once again reminds the community to be safe on Purim. “In past years, our community unfortunately
Mar 6, 2017
By OU Staff
Tell us your story
Dear OU Family, From NCSY to Yachad, JLIC to Israel Free Spirit, and so much more — we know there are countless stories of people who have been impacted by
Aug 8, 2016
By OU Staff
Women in Jewish Communal Work: The Debate Continues
Dr. Erica Brown’s piece on women in Jewish communal service, in the June issue of Jewish Action, sparked quite a conversation over Orthodox Jewry’s newsfeeds and Shabbat tables. Here’s her response: “The reactions
Jul 6, 2016
By OU Staff
Tu B’Shevat at Makom Balev in Rehovot: Fruit, Divrei...
There are two sides to Rehovot (population 114,000). The side that is well known includes the Weizmann Institute of Science, home of three Nobel Prize winners, and the Hebrew University’s
Feb 3, 2015
By Zvi Volk
My Four Brothers: Reflections on Funeral of Jews Killed...
Today was an extremely sad day for Klal Yisrael (People of Israel). It was a day on which I, and thousands of others, ascended to Har Hamenuchot (Mount of the
Jan 14, 2015
By Rabbi Avi Berman
This is the OU
Jan 5, 2015
By OU Staff
Sigd: Holiday Celebrates Ethiopian Aliyah
Stav Mevrata was nine months old when her family arrived in Israel from Ethiopia. She is the eighth of nine children. Today she is 18 and is a sherut leumi (national
Nov 24, 2014
By Zvi Volk
Rabbi Genack on Death of Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, zt”l:...
Among the rabbis slaughtered at prayer this morning in Jerusalem was Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, the grandson of the Rav, Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik.  Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher,
Nov 18, 2014
By Rabbi Menachem Genack

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