Bring Back Shabbat! Why, you probably didn’t even realize that it went away. Approximately 15,000 college-aged young Jews (three percent of all college students) go on Birthright Israel trips each year, under the auspices of the OU and about a dozen other sponsoring organizations; the OU is one of the most popular providers of the
Stephen talks with Menachem Lubinsky, founder of Kosherfest, about the growth of the event and what to look forward to at this year’s convention.
It was with great sadness that I visited Manhattan Beach Jewish Center last week and saw what the catering hall looked like after Hurricane Sandy had filled it with five feet of water.
OU HURRICANE RELIEF FUND AIDS COMMUNITIES AND INDIVIDUALS AT POINT OF IMPACT; MAY BE ACCESSED AT WWW.OU.ORG; PROCEEDS TO BE DISTRIBUTED BY RABBIS’ DISCRETIONARY FUNDS AT OU SHULS IN AFFECTED AREAS By Stephen Steiner Scene in Far Rockaway, New York In an entirely new OU approach to fund raising in the wake of a national disaster,
The discussion over dinner included the effectiveness of sanctions on Iran to put an end to its nuclear program and the affordability of Jewish education.
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
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
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,
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,
“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