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OU President Moishe Bane on Three Existential Threats to American Orthodoxy

February 15, 2018, by

The Hebrew Theological College hosted nearly 250 guests on January 27 at their 37th Annual Melave Malka in Skokie, Illinois. During the evening emceed by Rabbi Yehiel Kalish, Rabbi Shmuel L. Schuman, CEO of HTC, presented the Rabbi Herman Davis Memorial Scholarships to a most deserving beis midrash and college student, Zalman Cohen. The highlight

Urgent Request for Tehillim

February 14, 2018, by

We are shocked and saddened to learn of the horrific attack and tragic loss of life at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. The OU is urging all to please recite Tehillim (Psalms) on behalf of those injured in the shooting, including those in critical condition who are in desperate need of rachamei

He Donated his Kidney to a Complete Stranger

February 8, 2018, by

What does a 68-year-old Conservative Jewish man from Cranford, New Jersey have in common with a 42 year old Hasidic man originally from London? A kidney. Earlier this year, Yosef Leib Bornstein, a Ger Hasid donated his kidney to Dave Salomon through the help of Renewal, a non-profit which facilitates altruistic kidney donations. Jew in

Pastrami-Wrapped Fried Pickles

January 18, 2018, by

Pickle spears, pastrami, and crispy panko breading? Yes please! Frying pickles was never so easy or delicious. Eat as an appetizer, side, or snack. Just make extra; they’ll go quickly! Get the full recipe and directions from Kosher.com

Watch: From Kosher.com: Aged Prime Rib Roast

January 4, 2018, by

Chef Mike from Mike’s Bistro is back to teach you how to cook prime cuts of meat without fear. This aged rib roast is the king of meat, and all it needs is a little salt and pepper to take it to your table. Sautéed potatoes and fresh herbs are the crown on top. Make

Take Your Kebabs Up a Notch

December 28, 2017, by

From Kosher.com – Why repeat boring chicken dinner recipes, when you can do kebabs tonight? Have everyone build their own, or just go for a variety of vegetables and flavors. Marinating the chicken in Danielle’s delicious, multi-purpose marinade will take those skewers to the next level! Explore more great Dinners with Danielle recipes at Kosher.com

Why are You Here? Truth, Comfort, and Religious Motivation

December 26, 2017, by

Looking around synagogue–particularly on Yom Kippur–we see some people who’ve come searching for God and we see those people who’ve come because they want to socialize. And we see ourselves judging those people. NCSY Director of Education Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin looks at why people seek religion, who is right, and what we can do when

OU Mourns Passing of HaRav Shteinman Z”tl

December 12, 2017, by

We at the Orthodox Union join the rest of the Jewish people in mourning the loss of Harav Aharon Leib Shteinman zt’l. Rav Shteinman zt’l was not only a world leading Torah scholar, he was as guiding force impacting the lives of untold numbers of Jews in Israel and around the world. We have lost

Lubbock Native’s Death in Israel Sparks Legislation to Cut Palestinian Funding

November 30, 2017, by

WASHINGTON — Stuart and Robbi Force never imagined that their son would become the face of legislation on Capitol Hill. Taylor Force, a Lubbock native and a former Army field artillery officer, was killed in a stabbing spree in Tel Aviv in March 2016 — the same day Vice President Joe Biden arrived for high-level talks with Israeli and

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