The Chaim Walder saga that has unfolded over the past weeks has created upheaval across the Jewish world, as it must. Walder was one of those profoundly sick people who built trust in order to exploit it in manipulative and destructive ways, shattering an entire community’s sense of trust. There has been a flood of
Join Rabbi Yosie Levine on Wednesday, January 6 at 7:00 PM EST as he talks about the pursuit of an indispensable Jewish value from ancient times to the present. Presented by the Orthodox Union and the Beth Din of America. Sheldon Rudoff, a”h was past president of both the Orthodox Union and the Beth Din
OU programs were featured in this video presentation from the JFNA’s virtual General Assembly, held last week. Catch the following OU programs: Teach Coalition’s kosher food distribution (2:22) Yachad’s Project Community 2020 programming(2:27) NCSY Relief Missions’ Project Community 2020 home build(5:53)
Please read this important message from Rabbi Avraham Pollak, a maggid shiur at Khal Yereim in Passaic, NJ. Read more about kidney donation and halacha in this Jewish Action article. I find myself, at the present time, in a difficult situation. Unfortunately, on Shushan Purim I entered the hospital with COVID-19. I was hospitalized for
We know that this ferocious pandemic has taken a massive toll in terms of lives lost, but once this unfolding tragedy runs its course, it will be time to take stock of its collateral damage. The economic shutdown required to “flatten the curve” has devastated the livelihoods of millions of Americans, including many religiously observant
On the Fast of Esther, thousands of Orthodox Jews joined in communal prayer — in arranged simultaneous times to pray, or by conference calls. At 9:30am EST, several Haredi organizations called for a worldwide Psalm recitation, in response to Agudath Israel’s call to prayer; at 12:30pm EST, the Orthodox Union organized a conference call for
Hundreds gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Sunday to pray for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak and to halt the epidemic. Worshipers recited prayers and Psalms, sang and even danced in a circle, asking God to help in the finding of a cure for the disease, in a ceremony promoted by Chief
Congrats to Lior Melnick for winning the Center for Communal Research’s photo contest and $1,000! His winning photo, titled: Eishet Chayil, Will I Find?, was chosen for its creativity, quality, originality and responsiveness to the prompt. Stay tuned for more on this topic from the Center soon.
After they finally saw the cues that they’d been missing for years, after they realized that their second child, their brilliant daughter Elana, who had appeared to be dealing with a series of issues for years but seemingly was able to handle them, was deep in the grip of substance abuse, after they helped her
Rabbi Ahron Rosenthal, Director of Special Initiatives at Yachad, talked to Nachum segal about Team Yachad and their running in the Jerusalem Marathon on March 20.