A Critical Voice In Orthodox Jewish Life


Founded back in 1985, Jewish Action , a full-color glossy quarterly magazine, continues to adhere to its original mission: “to project the interests, concerns, and values of the Orthodox Union and the Orthodox world.” Reaching 180,000 readers across North America and Israel, Jewish Action explores the issues that are important to the Orthodox reader with thought-provoking and insightful essays and articles by some of the most prestigious writers and thinkers in the Orthodox world.

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Photo on right: In recognition of Jewish Action’s quality journalism, the magazine has won prestigious Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence for the past nine years.


In 2021, Jewish Action won five Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism—considered the Pulitzers of the Jewish world.

The awards were presented virtually by the American Jewish Press Association (AJPA).

Winning articles include "Nicotine Is Back. Now What?" by Rachel Schwartzberg, which provides an in-depth look at vaping among Orthodox teens, and “Converso Cuisine: Chanukah Recipes Dating Back to the Days of the Inquisition” by Barbara Bensoussan, about a woman who discovers her secret Jewish roots. Other winning articles include Ahuva Reich's "The Age of Anxiety," on the rising anxiety among schoolage children, and “Being Mindful on Campus,” also by Ahuva Reich, which explores how mindfulness is helping young people on campus cope with stress.

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