This fall, Cornell University made history with its own custom-built Sukkah on the Arts Quad, right in the middle of campus. This Sukkah was a unique collaboration between Cornell Hillel and students in the Architecture department. Guiding them and consulting every step of the way was OU-JLIC Educator, Rabbi Daniel Kasdan. Architecture students began
Sivan Rahav Meir is an unusual Israeli celebrity– in addition to being a highly-respected and immensely popular TV news reporter she is also a religious mother of 5 young children and a Torah teacher with tens of thousands of students (her first book in English, “#Parasha” was just published last week). Last week Sivan came to speak
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For the past 70 years, Lubavitcher Hasidim around the world have had only one choice for their citron — required for ritual use as one of the four species during the autumn pilgrimage holiday of Sukkot — the Calabrian or Yanover (Genoa) etrog. But due to an unexpectedly destructive January frost, it doesn’t look like
There was a small hole in the kitchen floor that led to a secret crawl space. That image is burned into my memory. The space was maybe five feet long by five feet wide. The owner of the house said, “They used to fit six people inside there. When the Nazis would come.” His name
In a new column, “Stories from the Front Lines,” we hope to share inspiring stories from rabbis and rebbetzins of OU Shuls, as well as moving experiences from our JLIC couples, NCSY advisors, Yachad advisors, and counselors and directors from various OU programs. If you have an incredible story to share about the work you
OU Community Engagement is calling on synagogues to publicly remember Lieutenant Hadar Goldin this Shabbat Nachamu in order to keep his memory alive and to build awareness of the urgency of the efforts to return him and Oron Shaul to Israel. Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, part of the Givati brigade was shot and killed in August
“We commend the many legislators who are working to better protect our citizens and institutions, particularly as we witness this disturbing surge in attacks against our community,” O.U. President Mark Bane said in a Monday statement. “No one should have to fear for their safety when they go to school or attend religious services. The
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“Members of the Jewish community flocked to Queens on Sunday for a day of learning,” NY1 reported. “The Orthodox Union held its first annual Torah in the City seminar in CitiField.” Watch the full video here: http://www.ny1.com/nyc/queens/news/2017/01/16/orthodox-union-holds–torah-in-the-city–at-citi-field.html