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Life

Obstacles in Pursuit of Peace

May 21, 2021, by

This is a challenging time for the State of Israel and for Klal Yisrael, and we are all feeling it. “As one person with one heart,” we share in the grief of the bereaved, in the pain of the wounded, and in the traumatic upheaval experienced by the millions of our brothers and sisters, adults

The Tightrope of Turmoil & Redemption – A Voice from Israel

May 13, 2021, by

On Monday afternoon, while working in my home office in Ramat Beit Shemesh, a siren roared. My gut reaction was: “I think this is a warning siren.” I immediately went downstairs to confirm with my wife, and all five of us went into our bomb shelter room hearing and feeling the impact of rockets nearby,

Crisis in Israel – How Can You Help?

May 11, 2021, by

As rockets continue to rain down upon Israel, the Orthodox Union is quickly responding to help acheinu bnei Yisrael. How you can help: Take Action Contact your US Representatives and Senators to urge them to stand with Israel with a public statement of support for Operation Protective Edge and Israel’s right to defend itself. Tefilot (Prayer) We

Should Jonathan Pollard Bentch HaGomel?

November 24, 2020, by

Jonathan Pollard is now a completely free man, having finished last Friday his five years of parole following 30 years in jail after pleading guilty to spying on the United States. There are two possible responses to release after such a long captivity. One is to become bitter over the time lost, the life that

Empty Cemeteries and Jewish Sovereignty

April 29, 2020, by

I just returned from the Gush Etzion cemetery having attended a very unusual Yom Hazikaron ceremony. It was a discouraging but also a triumphant experience. Let me explain. My family often refers to me as a crybaby¬-and they are right. When I witness an emotionally poignant situation, I find it difficult to suppress my tears.

World Zionist Congress 2020 Election Results

March 26, 2020, by

The election results have finally arrived! We are excited to let you know that the Orthodox Israel Coalition have emerged as the leading Orthodox slate, with 21,698 votes and second out fifteen slates overall. We would like to just take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support throughout this

OU Israel Helps Organize Mass Prayer at the Kotel for Coronavirus Victims

February 20, 2020, by

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

Who Will Give the Orthodox Jewish Community a Voice?

January 29, 2020, by

The elections for the American delegation to the World Zionist Congress are underway, and unlike a normal election, voters have over a month to make their choice. One of the major delegations from the 2015 election was the Orthodox slate, under the name of Vote Torah. They have emerged in the 2020 election as the