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Yachad Israel: Pizza 4 Soldiers Blogpost:

September 27, 2016, by

“Pizza makes me think that anything is possible” ~ Henry Rollins Yachad Israel is bringing back Pizza 4 Soldiers! Yachad Israel finds it important to show support for Israel’s IDF soldiers. What better way to support than to make and send pizza! At our Pizza 4 Soldiers events, Yachad members, students in Yeshiva and Seminary,

Top 5 Ways to Make Your Fast Easier

August 8, 2016, by

Here are some quick tips to make your fast a bit more bearable: 1. The day before the fast begins, take frequent drinks of water. 2. Eat a balanced meal before the fast. Proteins and fats are absorbed more slowly than sugars and provide the necessary energy, but you should balance your meal with 55% complex carbohydrates,

NBA Star Omri Casspi posts Instagram photo wearing Tefillin

July 12, 2016, by

  NBA star Omri Casspi posted the most amazing shot of himself in prayer on Instagram. “In the past few days I had the privilege of meeting Rabbi Yakov Ades, a righteous and pure man,” he wrote. “We spoke of the merits of Tefillin, Shabbat, Kashrut, modesty, Jewish values and ethics and more. I learned so

New Archaeological Finds in Israel Bring Ancient History to Life

July 11, 2016, by

After more than 30 years of excavating the remains of a Philistine city, a team of archaeologists says it believes it has found a cemetery belonging to the Philistines, an ancient people on the outskirts of Ashkelon, the New York Times reports. And to the north, on a hill above the Kinneret, archaeologists have discovered one

New Cookbook Offers Fresh Formula for the Kosher Home

July 5, 2016, by

How many cookbooks have you seen with a dedicated mushroom section? That’s the kind of innovative thinking Amy Stopnicki put into Kosher Taste, the new cookbook from Feldheim Publishers. (Hardcover, 300 pages – $29.99 on Amazon) With over 100 recipes and color photos, sample menus and more, you’ll find plenty to satisfy any palate. Enjoy

Baruch Dayan HaEmet: Rabbi Maurice Lamm z”l

July 1, 2016, by

Rabbi Maurice Lamm, noted Torah scholar and author of “The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning” passed away Wednesday night at the age of 86. He was also the brother of former Yeshiva University Chancellor Rabbi Norman Lamm. The Jewish Way in Death in Mourning was a pioneering halachic work when it was released over

Thank Your Members of Congress for Grants to Shuls and Schools

June 30, 2016, by

This week, 50 OU member schools and synagogues were awarded Nonprofit Security Grants (NSGP) of up to $75,000 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. These grants will be used to acquire and install necessary fencing and lighting, video surveillance and metal detectors, and reinforced doors, locks, and windows at schools and synagogues across the

First Jewish justice appointed to Argentina’s Supreme Court

June 22, 2016, by

From the JTA: Carlos Rosenkrantz, a Buenos Aires attorney and law professor, as well as a former presidential adviser, will be the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court of Argentina. Rosenkrantz, 57, is expected to be sworn in to the nation’s highest court next month after being approved last week by two-thirds of the

Anti-Semitic incidents on US college campuses doubled in 2015, ADL reports

June 22, 2016, by

From the JTA: Anti-Semitic incidents on American college campuses nearly doubled in 2015, the Anti-Defamation League reported. In addition, the number of anti-Semitic assaults across the country increased by more than 60 percent, according to the organization’s audit of such incidents released Wednesday. A total of 90 incidents were reported on 60 college campuses last year, compared with 47

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