Soon after we learned of the terrible massacre of eleven Jews over a week ago on Shabbat Parashat Vayera, October 27, 2018, I was requested by Allen Fagin, the Executive Vice President and Chief Professional Officer of the Orthodox Union, to represent the OU in Pittsburgh, the city where this tragedy occurred. I was asked
The Modzitzer and Me Intro: Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, former head of the Orthodox Union and a popular speaker and writer, was a young rabbi living in Brooklyn when war broke out in in 1967. Here, he describes his encounter with Rav Shmuel Eliyahu Taub soon after the war. My memories of the 20th day
The following article is part of Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb’s Weekly Newsletter. Earlier this week, Chavi and I concluded a most enjoyable and inspiring Yom Tov season. It included the beautiful davening on Rosh Hashanah at Yeshurun Synagogue; Yom Kippur at the Jerusalem Gardens Hotel, during which I lead a joint OU/Gateways program for four
The Sandy Hook shooting: what to say to children, how to respond in the longer range, how to place the event in the broader context of personal suffering, contemporary American society, and Jewish history.
Dreidel-spinning, doughnut-eating and gift-giving have seemed to transform Chanukah into a holiday for the youngsters. But, in fact, inside Chanukah and the triumph of the Macabees lies the key to “know how to grow old.”
This article originally appeared in Jewish Action Magazine WINTER 2010/5771 – Volume 71, No. 2. For more articles, click Jewish Action Magazine or visit: http://www.ou.org/jewish_action To subscribe to Jewish Action Magazine hard-copy and receive a special price offer, click Jewish Action Magazine Subscription, or visit: http://www.ou.org/jewish_action/article/subscriptions_to_jewish_action The Jew who arrives early to the daily synagogue