2016 represents the 40th anniversary of the Israel Defense Force’s miraculous rescue of over 100 hostages whose Paris bound Air France Airbus was hijacked by cruel terrorists. After their heroic return, Menachem Begin referred to the Israeli commandos who risked their lives flying thousands of miles from home as “Dor Makabim Bi’yameinu” modern day Maccabees.
We had the great opportunity of hosting Nadav Schirman, the Director of the award winning documentary film The Green Prince. The Green Prince, which is the fascinating story of Moussab Hassan Yousef, the son of the top Hamas West Bank leader, who became one of the most important spies for Israel in the last quarter
Rabbi Steven Weil chats with Director Yitzi Hertz and Producer Sammy Grundwerg about their new documentary, “Life is Strange.” LIFE IS STRANGE evokes the vibrant life of Jewish families in pre-World War II Europe through childhood memories of survivors. Intimate conversations with people from all walks of life are presented against a tapestry of rare footage that takes
Every couple will have disagreements and confront stress. Problems arise, however, when the marriage begins with unrealistic expectations of achieving “happily ever after” without effort or compromise, or when the couple is insufficiently mature or thoughtful to resolve disagreements in a healthy and constructive way.
In October 1942, Esther Stermer, the matriarch of a Jewish family in the Ukraine, leads her family underground to hide from the pursuing Nazis – and stays nearly a year and a half. Their harrowing story of survival living in near total darkness in two cold, damp caves is one like no other ever told. It was life…like NO PLACE ON EARTH.
None of the other challenges we face as a community will need to be addressed if we stand by and do nothing as we slowly, steadily and silently cease to exist.
Practical suggestions based on real-life feedback on how to improve our marriages.
5,200 people responded to the survey on marital challenges and marital quality. Rabbi Weil, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union, systematically addresses these findings.
Earlier this week, I sent out an open “thank you” letter to the Team OU members who ran the exceptional programming that filled the weekend of March 27. Just to recap, special recognition goes to: Elaine Grossman for spearheading the very successful OU National Dinner. The dinner was a very dignified affair that was accomplished
One of the major themes of this year’s Orthodox Union (OU) convention was the primacy of mesorah. Learning from some of the leading scholars and thinkers of our generation about our unique heritage, which has held us together as a people over the centuries, was enlightening and inspiring. While there are many ways our mesorah