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Orthodox Union to Supervise Kosher Food certification in UAE

September 10, 2020, by

The Orthodox Union said on Tuesday that it will be the leading kosher certification agency in the United Arab Emirates. The leadership of the UAE requested that the Orthodox Union take up the position after it handled kosher food during the visit to the UAE by an Israeli and US delegation last week. Orthodox Union

Allen Fagin Tribute Slideshow

September 3, 2020, by

Enjoy this slideshow tribute to outgoing Orthodox Union Executive Vice President Allen Fagin, who led the organization for the past six years:

Kidney Donor Needed for a Popular Daf Yomi Maggid Shiur

September 3, 2020, by

Please read this important message from Rabbi Avraham Pollak, a maggid shiur at Khal Yereim in Passaic, NJ. Read more about kidney donation and halacha in this Jewish Action article. I find myself, at the present time, in a difficult situation. Unfortunately, on Shushan Purim I entered the hospital with COVID-19. I was hospitalized for

The Intentionality of Happiness

September 2, 2020, by

The smell of Pumpkin Spice Lattes is around the corner, which means that it’s time for schools to begin. Administrators and educators are working diligently to reopen schools up around the country in a time when every day is more confusing than the last. At NCSY Camp Maor, we took cues from the way schools

NCSY’s Ben Zakkai Honor Society Presents Its 2020 Candidate Members

August 27, 2020, by

The Ben Zakkai Honor Society raises critical funds to provide direct scholarships for NCSYers to continue their Jewish education after high school, or to participate in various NCSY programs, For 55 years Ben Zakkai membership has selected five new Alumni Inductees as well as up to twenty “candidate members” from among several thousand graduating NCSY

Baruch Dayan Emet – Rabbi Joseph Karasick A”H

August 27, 2020, by

We mourn the passing of Rabbi Joseph Karasick, zt”l, a former president of the Orthodox Union from (1966-1972), Chairman of the Board of Directors (1972-1978) and one of the most significant lay leaders of twentieth century Orthodoxy. Rabbi Karasick was widely respected as a man of principle, a natural leader, eloquent speaker, erudite rabbinic scholar,

Rabbi Pinchas Teitz’s Civil Rights Polo Grounds Speech

June 11, 2020, by

Mr. Chairman, Reverend Clergy, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: I have the great honor to bring you greetings and blessings from the highest rabbinic tribunal in the world, the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada. I am here to express our full solidarity with the heroic struggle waged by awakened courageous

World Zionist Congress 2020 Election Results

March 26, 2020, by

The election results have finally arrived! We are excited to let you know that the Orthodox Israel Coalition have emerged as the leading Orthodox slate, with 21,698 votes and second out fifteen slates overall. We would like to just take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support throughout this