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Life

Commentary: Should We Remember Linda Sarsour for Good?

March 16, 2017, by

This past week was the holiday of Purim, which made me think about Linda Sarsour. No, I don’t think she’s Haman (that would be Rasmea Odeh, an actual murderer), but I did wonder whether or not Sarsour might be Charbonah. If you’re not instantly sure who Charbonah is, don’t feel too bad. He’s about as

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Chesterfield, MO

March 15, 2017, by

Meet me in St. Louis—or, if you’re looking for a burgeoning Jewish community that taps into the resources of a major metro hub, consider Chesterfield, a western suburb of St. Louis. Find out more about Chesterfield at the OU Jewish Communities Fair on April 30 Tpheris Israel Chevra Kadisha Congregation (known as TICK), is the

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Overland Park, Kansas

March 15, 2017, by

Kansas evokes images of rolling wheat plains, heartland values and Toto and Dorothy. But Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City (KC), is also home to a dynamic Orthodox Jewish community growing in small, but certain steps. Find out more about Overland Park at the OU Jewish Communities Fair on April 30 “Much of Overland

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Stamford, CT

March 14, 2017, by

In December 2008, the Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford (CAMOS) – a communitywide effort to strategically target more young and religiously observant couples to move to Stamford, CT — was launched, with the goal of attracting more families to move to Stamford. Find out more about Stamford at the OU Jewish Communities Fair

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: Wynnewood, PA

March 13, 2017, by

It was 2011, and we had to move from our home.  Raleigh, NC was a great place but was not meeting our religious needs.  While we wanted to avoid a huge community in the New York area, staying on the East Coast was necessary, so I could continue to operate my small law firm in

OU Jewish Communities Fair Snapshot: East Brunswick, NJ

March 13, 2017, by

Eschewing the conventional promotional strategies of synagogues and looking for a more engaging, compelling, and memorable touch, Ely Rosenstock of the Young Israel of East Brunswick filmed a parody of “Alexander Hamilton,” the opening song of Hamilton: An American Musical, to welcome Rabbi Efrayim Unterman as the congregation’s new rabbi. Find out more about East

Seattle: Home to Starbucks, Amazon, Microsoft – and Torah

March 8, 2017, by

If you enjoy a nice cup of (kosher) coffee, you’re in luck: Seattle, the birthplace of Starbucks, the main base of Amazon and Microsoft, and home of the modern-day tech boom, is also home to a significant Jewish community. With over 70,000 Jews, there are hundreds of Orthodox families who enjoy the laid-back and neighborly

A Visit with Nathan Diament

February 14, 2017, by

Nathan J. Diament is the Executive Director of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, where he develops and coordinates public policy research and initiatives on behalf of the Jewish community. Nathan has testified before Congressional committees and works closely with members of both political parties to craft legislation addressing issues of religious liberty, education reform and