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Asara B’Tevet: The Fast of the 10th of Tevet

December 15, 2015, by

In the State of Israel, Kaddish (the Jewish prayer for the deceased) is recited on this day for people whose date or place of death is unknown. Consequently, many rabbis have designated it as a day of remembrance for the Holocaust. ‘And it was in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, […]

Yartzeit of the Har Nof Kedoshim

November 3, 2015, by

This November marks a year since six holy souls were brutally massacred by Arab terrorists in Kehillat Bnei Torah—a Har Nof synagogue—most while wearing Tefillin as they prayed during Shacharit services. Listen to NCSY Alum Rabbi Joe Werfel’s firsthand account of the tragedy. Five of those murdered were prominent Rabbis of world renown. Their names […]

The OU Remembers Rebbetzin Tzirel Kamenetzky Ob”m

November 2, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union is saddened to inform our readers of the passing of Rebbetzin Tzirel Kamenetzky of Woodmere, NY. Rebbetzin Kamenetzky, 89, passed away on Friday; the funeral took place on Sunday. Shivah will take place at the Kamenetzky residence, 357 Barnard Avenue in Woodmere, until Friday afternoon. Shacharis will be at 8 a.m. and Mincha/Maariv at 4:35 […]

11 Cheshvan – Rachel Imeinu Passes Away

October 21, 2015, by

On the eleventh of Cheshvan, while giving birth to her 2nd son, Binyamin, Rachel, the beloved wife of Ya’akov, died, and was buried on the road to Bethlehem. The site of her burial in Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem, known to us by tradition, is covered by a stone edifice. Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, Israel For […]

Shabbat: The Holiness of Time

October 8, 2015, by

Rabbi Yochanan said, ‘Wherever you find mention of the greatness of the Holy One, Blessed Be He, there you will also find mention of his humility.