OU Staff

NYC Pre-K Should Include Time for Religion

January 28, 2015, by

Advocates for the city’s Jewish community are blasting Mayor de Blasio with a series of ads over a prekindergarten policy they say costs Jewish families $50 million a year. Orthodox Union political director Maury Litwack said few Orthodox Jewish kids are taking advantage of de Blasio’s universal pre-K because its full-day schedule leaves no time

Orthodox Jewish All Stars

January 15, 2015, by

Last month, Jew in the City selected their annual Orthodox Jewish All-Stars. From running a fashion company to being a Disney animator discover the surpriing indivudlas who, incredibly, are able to balance being an Orthodox Jew with a demanding, high-profile career. See more at Jew in the City.

When The Terror Hits Home

January 15, 2015, by

Last Saturday night, a day after the terror attacks in Paris, my father called to say that my uncle, Philippe Braham, was killed as he was checking out at the Hyper Cache kosher supermarket, just before Shabbos. He was murdered in a neighborhood I know well, Porte de Vincennes, a few minutes away from my

The Fate of French Jewry

January 14, 2015, by

The attacks last week on the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and on a kosher supermarket in Paris shocked the world with their brutality and complete disregard for innocent human lives. Unfortunately anti-Semitic incidents against French Jews are nothing new. In recent months they have been growing in intensity and frequency, including an anti-Israel

Manager of Attacked Paris Kosher Market Says he Will Leave for Israel

January 12, 2015, by

The manager of the Paris kosher supermarket that came under attack plans to move to Israel, his brother told a German newspaper. Patrice Oalid, 39, who was shot in the arm and is recovering in the hospital, told his older brother, Joel, that after barely surviving the Jan. 9 attack, and seeing his customers and

Bibi in Paris

January 11, 2015, by

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Addressed the crowd gathered at the Paris Grand Synagogue:

Do You Believe in Common Decency?

January 8, 2015, by

In response to the frequent headlines which depict Orthodox Jews in a negative light—e.g. flight delays for refusal to sit next to a woman—Jew in the City’s Allison Josephs is asking you to respond. Read her latest post and indicate that you’re an Orthodox Jew who strives to live by these aforementioned Torah principles and