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Rabbi Moshe Hauer

Rabbi Moshe Hauer on Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2022, by

As we commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we sadly recognize how the scourge of antisemitism continues to affect us. As noted last week in a strikingly candid and disturbing opinion piece in the WSJ: “… It will be an ever-shrinking percentage (of Jews) who will actually be in harm’s way. The Jews at risk of

Moving Forward

January 6, 2022, by

The Chaim Walder saga that has unfolded over the past weeks has created upheaval across the Jewish world, as it must. Walder was one of those profoundly sick people who built trust in order to exploit it in manipulative and destructive ways, shattering an entire community’s sense of trust. There has been a flood of

This Is the Greatest Threat to the Jewish Community

December 2, 2021, by

Watch OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Moshe Hauer reflect on the greatest need in the Jewish community. Rabbi Hauer elaborates further in an article in the Jewish Link. The greatest threat facing the Jewish community is getting the least attention. Communal concern regarding antisemitism and the threat of physical violence against Jewish institutions and individuals

Not Even Remotely Close: It’s Time to Return to our Houses of Faith

June 3, 2021, by

Like every other aspect of society, we in the religious community are grappling with the challenges of reopening. Yet while debates rage about complete, partial, or no return to the physical business office, communities of faith must not settle for anything less than the real thing. We must return to our houses of faith. The

Obstacles in Pursuit of Peace

May 21, 2021, by

This is a challenging time for the State of Israel and for Klal Yisrael, and we are all feeling it. “As one person with one heart,” we share in the grief of the bereaved, in the pain of the wounded, and in the traumatic upheaval experienced by the millions of our brothers and sisters, adults

The Torah of Yerushalayim

May 6, 2021, by

Did Klal Yisrael embrace Torah or was it foisted upon us? Are we G-d’s people because of our enthusiastic embrace of that mission, na’aseh v’nishmah,ַ or because G-d held the mountain threateningly over our heads, kafah alav har k’gigit? Apparently, there is a dual nature to our relationship with G-d and Torah, that includes both

In Commemoration of Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 8, 2021, by

A letter from OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Moshe Hauer: Dear Friends, The Holocaust was a period in history that demonstrated the human capacity to fail at our fundamental mission to merge power and goodness. It was a time when many used their human power to destroy, while many others stood by as if they