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Life

No Place On Earth

March 19, 2013, by

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.

Allison Josephs is Jew in the City

October 30, 2011, by

New Jersey NCSY alumna Allison Josephs is using her talents and passion for Jewish outreach and education in a cutting-edge way. Harnessing the power of new media, Josephs is the creator of a YouTube series called “Jew in the City.” The episodes feature a Q&A video blog between non-Orthodox characters and the eponymous “Jew in

Echoes of Eden

October 30, 2011, by

NEW FROM OU PRESS: ECHOES OF EDEN BY RABBI ARI D. KAHN As Jews worldwide anticipate the beginning of a new cycle of reading the Torah in the synagogue, the same age-old problem presents itself: The challenge of wringing new insights out of the stories we have all come to know so well. How does

The Lonely Man of Faith

September 13, 2011, by

Lonely Man of Faith is a recent documentary film on the life and legacy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the intellectual leader of Modern Orthodox Judaism in 20th Century America. Throughout his life, in Europe, New York and Boston, he struggled to forge a path between Jewish tradition and the modern age, an ordeal that