Batya Rosner

Batya Rosner is a staff writer of the Orthodox Union and ou.org

Hamantaschen: New Twists on a Holiday Classic – Part Two

February 25, 2015, by

Due to popular demand, we present more unique twists on our Purim classics by popular kosher bloggers…because there are just too many exciting options to fit into one page! Please note the following is a collection of meat, dairy and pareve hamantaschen and in observance with Jewish dietary laws the meat and dairy hamantaschen should

Hamantaschen: New Twists on a Holiday Classic – Part I

February 19, 2015, by

We’ve reached out to three popular bloggers to share some easy, delicious and not-your-Bubby’s-style hamantaschen. Please note the following is a collection of meat, dairy and pareve hamantaschen and in observance with Jewish dietary laws the meat and dairy hamantaschen should not be eaten together. Enjoy! CookKosher By Leah Schapira Savory Deli Hamantaschen (Meat) Yield:

Having Fun Raising Funds for Team Yachad

December 31, 2014, by

Pinny Kwestel baked 4,000 mini chocolate and cinnamon bobkas (each about the size of a mini-muffin) after more than 14 hours in the kitchen on multiple weekends. Not bad for a 16 year old high school student. Pinny had first learned to bake while in middle school, selling his homemade baked goods. High school brought

OU Hosts Cyber Security Training for Synagogues

December 25, 2014, by

Increased cyber-attacks against some of the most recognizable companies across the country—Target, Neiman Marcus, Discover, Home Depot and most recently, Sony—hacking confidential personal information, private emails and important projects, leaves serious potential threats against any website, including those of synagogues. “Certainly now with big corporations being targeted, synagogues are vulnerable too,” said Yehuda Friedman, associate

United States Holocaust Museum Is In a Race Against Time

December 25, 2014, by

“Our generation has one moment in time to safeguard truth,” emphasized Sara Bloomfield, director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C in a video of the Museum’s initiative to rescue the evidence of the Holocaust. As anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial rise around the world, including in the lands where the Holocaust occurred,

My Premature Education

November 26, 2014, by

In early March, my husband Ben and I welcomed our first baby—a daughter we named Hadassah, born at the beginning of her 35th week of gestation. With an otherwise healthy pregnancy with the variable minor aches and discomforts, my water simply broke in the middle of the night. According to the March of Dimes, November

Edible Parsha Project: Parshat Vayetzei

November 24, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special

Edible Parsha Project: Parshat Toldot

November 18, 2014, by

Shabbat fun for children is given a fresh and tasty twist with Edible Parsha projects. These easy to create, hands-on treats are based within context of weekly Torah portion for children of all ages and stages. Edible Parsha is a creation by Batya Jacob, director of the International Jewish Resource Center for Inclusion and Special

Orthodox Union Convention in December to Focus on Global Jewish Unity

November 11, 2014, by

Deeply understanding the issues facing the global Jewish community and how we can work towards global Jewish unity is the focus of this year’s Orthodox Union Convention, taking place Friday, December 26 through Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Tarrytown Hilton in Tarrytown, New York. “After war broke out in Israel this summer and the