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Stephen Steiner

Job Fair Draws Hundreds

September 6, 2011, by

Orthodox Union Job Fairs, which have been held both in the United States and Israel, are uniformly successful, because employers have jobs to offer, and the candidates who register have had their resumes screened to make certain that they qualify for positions that are being offered. There is no aimless wandering around, and no one’s

When Catastrophe Strikes…

May 24, 2011, by

Wasn’t it just Tuscaloosa that was devastated by a tornado? And aren’t Memphis and Natchez buried under the waters of the mighty Mississippi? The last few months have seen disaster after natural disaster, around the world and in North America. Earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, floods — and with Katrina in mind, the hurricane season hasn’t even

Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice: Was the Bard Antisemitic?

April 27, 2011, by

For more than four hundred years, Shylock — with his demand for a pound of flesh from a debtor — has been the symbol of the greedy, selfish, repulsive, alien Jew. As the loathed character in Shakespeare’s “romantic comedy,” The Merchant of Venice, he is referred to over and over again not by his name,

Coast to Coast, Emerging Jewish Communities

March 9, 2011, by

From Maine to California, 36 Orthodox communities, some offering incentives, extend the welcome mat at the OU’s Emerging Jewish Communities Home and Job Relocation Fair, March 27 in New York. As an integral aspect of its philosophy that the North American Orthodox Jewish community does not begin and end in the New York metropolitan area,

Team Yachad Runs For Inclusion

February 9, 2011, by

“They say the color orange represents passion and excitement. The color orange, which represents these two vital feelings, is also the color of the Team Yachad running shirts. Passion…excitement… Yachad. I’m going to make an assumption that the color choice wasn’t an accident. This past Sunday, 77 people got together. Seventy-four of them ran 13.1