Batya Rosner

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

Something to Wrap Your Head Around

June 4, 2015, by

It’s an educational forum. It’s a skills-building website. It’s a communal sanctuary to discuss the deeper, the spiritual, the real. It’s a sisterhood connector. It’s a morale builder. It gives options to the clueless, and inspires the doubtful. It’s a trend that’s not a trend. It’s a revolution that’s been developing for the past few

Becoming Freezer-Friendly Savvy

June 3, 2015, by

Not getting a chance to eat through all those vegetables you bought at the supermarket? Put them in the freezer, they’ll still be good (after defrosting) for almost a year. Fruit are another food that survives well in the freezer. Just how well? Citrus fruits can be left frozen for up to three months and

Not Your Bubby’s Wine

June 1, 2015, by

Hip, edgy, and the only of its kind on the shelves, Ralph’s company L’Chaim Kosher Wine is definitely not your Bubby’s wine, but it’s certainly worthy of her table. Phrases like that—and “Kosher, Even if You’re Not” have become marketing slogans launched by the international wine house to promote its products beyond the old-school styles

From a First-Time Mom

May 4, 2015, by

I’m a first-time mom, a title I proudly wear. We celebrated my daughter’s birthday this past March. It’s been an amazing year. This child—who spent her first five weeks of life attached to wires and monitors, under the careful watch of neonatologist specialists—has grown as a happy, curious child engaged in the world around her.

Getting a Job So You Can Move

April 22, 2015, by

Some have the option of moving to a new community before securing a job. The majority of us—despite our deep wish for change—aren’t going anywhere unless that job is in place. Understanding the employment needs and concerns of families looking for affordable living, the 47 communities represented at this Sunday’s OU Jewish Communities Home and

Small City Takes the Big Prize: Meet Fair Lawn, NJ

April 15, 2015, by

Fair Lawn, New Jersey— whose Jewish community will be featured participants in the upcoming OU Jewish Communities Fair on Sunday, April 26 in Manhattan—has recently been named the top small city in the Garden State in 2015 by travel website CityDescribed.com. According to the website, Fair Lawn offers a wide range of components to be

Finding Greener Davening, in Georgia

March 31, 2015, by

Those considering leaving the concrete jungles of the Greater New York area for greener pastures will certainly have options for observant Jewish communities at this year’s OU Jewish Communities Fair coming up on Sunday, April 26. Atlanta offers a different style of greener pasture. A greener davening, if you will. Within the Torah observant community

Blog Kasher V’Sameach

March 23, 2015, by

We’ve reached out to three popular bloggers to share some easy, delicious, kosher for Passover recipes. Please note the following is a collection of meat, dairy and pareve recipes and in observance with Jewish dietary laws the meat and dairy should not be eaten together. Enjoy! Kosher in the Kitch By Nina Safar Cheesecake Brownies  (Dairy)

Special Education Beyond the Big Apple

March 18, 2015, by

In the halls of Phoenix Hebrew Academy you may meet a young man with cerebral palsy. The 13-year old relies on a walker and wears a soft helmet on his head in case he falls, but he is perhaps best recognized by the peers around him, who offer to carry his books and assist him

NAIM 2015: Reaching Beyond, Impacting More

March 18, 2015, by

With 25,000 members of the broad Jewish community across the United States and Canada engaged within more than 100 programs in honor of North American Inclusion Month (NAIM), the initiative to springboard and inspire awareness and sensitivity for individuals with special needs has made an impact. Acknowledged five years ago by the United States Congress,