Batya Rosner

Batya Rosner is a staff writer of the Orthodox Union and

Unearthing Gath, City of Goliath

August 9, 2015, by

Archeologists at Bar Ilan University made a startling discovery last week: remnants of the ancient city of Gath, the city of Goliath. Led by Professor Aren Maeir of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at the University, the excavations of the ancient city of Gath were conducted in the Tel

Modest Swimwear Makes a Splash

July 29, 2015, by

Continued good news for the modest-dress conscious, tzniut is creating waves. The Wall Street Journal reports that a growing trend in bathing suits for women is the rise of more modest swimwear. The article, written by Lucette Lagnado (who Jewish readers may remember as the author of “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit”), is

Meatless Menus for the Nine Days

July 16, 2015, by

Still worried what you will feed your family during the Nine Days? Here are more recipes from popular kosher bloggers that are sure to keep perspectives on mourning for the right reasons (ahem—not because they can’t eat meat). Be sure to visit the blogs for more step-by-step photos and anecdotes for each recipe. Please keep

Considering Aliyah? Some Tips from the Pros

July 14, 2015, by

Aliyah is in the air. Literally. On Tuesday, Nefesh B’Nefesh brought 221 new olim to their new homes in the Jewish homeland. The 53rd Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight included 32 families, 95 children, 53 singles, and 12 IDF Lone Soldiers ready to make Aliyah. “Am I officially Israeli when I get on the plane at

No Meat? No Problem! Great Dairy Recipes for The Nine Days

July 7, 2015, by

As we spiritually prepare for Tisha B’Av—some of us are concerned how to gastronomically prepare for The Nine Days. Don’t worry, you can satiate your palate without meat. We’ve reached out to some popular kosher bloggers to share some meatless menu options. Make sure to visit the blogs for more step-by-step photos and anecdotes for

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

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