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OU Hosts First MeetUp For Orthodox Software Developers

February 14, 2019, by

On February 6th, the Orthodox Union hosted the inaugural Frum Developer’s MeetUp. Rabbi David Pardo, Director of Birthright Follow-up, worked with the leaders from FrumDevCon to host the event and welcomed nearly one hundred Frum software developers who spent hours networking and schmoozing and learning from a world-class CEO. Oren Eini is the CEO and founder

Camp Maor’s Winter Performance Coming Soon to Bergen County

February 14, 2019, by

“Meorot”, a new performing arts program that provides Orthodox girls with an outlet for performing arts, will have its first performance on Sunday, March 3rd. The program began this past October in Bergen County and had 50 participants from all over the tri-state area. “Meorot” is directed and produced by the director of NCSY’s summer

Join Us – Complimentary Two-Day CLE Seminar on President’s Day Weekend

February 6, 2019, by

The Beth Din of America, together with the OU, YU’s Center of the Jewish Future, and the RCA, will be running a complimentary two day continuing legal education seminar this President’s Day weekend. The talks will take place on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst and on Monday, February 18, 2019

Victory for Bread-Lovers: Bimbo Bakeries USA Confirms Kosher Re-Certification

January 24, 2019, by

Kosher consumers were concerned by the news last month that Bimbo Bakeries USA, the largest producer of bread in the United States, with product lines such as Arnold’s and Sara Lee, was going to lose their kosher certification. The company’s initial decision was based on internal efficiency and production concerns. Many of the breads they

Skiing Under Syrian Missles

January 23, 2019, by

Social media networks lit up this week with images of Israelis skiing down Mt. Hermon (we’ll talk about skiing while filming some other time) as Syrian-fired rockets were intercepted overhead by Israel’s Iron Dome missiles. In one of those “only in Israel” stories, a mother describes her son’s adventures on Israel’s lone ski slope that

Latest on the Kosher Status of Arnold’s, Entenmann’s

December 12, 2018, by

A great outcry emerged late last week upon the news that Bimbo Bakeries USA would be removing kosher certification from many of its breads and rolls. Confusion reigned as kosher consumers also feared from Bimbo-owned brands Entenmann’s and Thomas. And while it seems our raspberry danish twists and nooks and crannies are safe for now,

On Mt. of Olives, Hundreds Mourn for Four-Day-Old Amiad Yisrael Hy”d

December 12, 2018, by

Born two months premature after his mother was shot in a terror attack, four-day-old Amiyad Yisrael Hy”d died yesterday, after spending his brief life in the intensive care unit at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. Over 300 gathered to pay their final respects last night on Har HaZeitim (Mt. of Olives), just outside the Old

Sign the Petition: Return the Remains of Our Fallen IDF Soldiers

December 12, 2018, by

In August of 2014, just after a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas had taken effect, Hamas terrorists murdered three IDF soldiers. The bodies of two of the soldiers, Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt. Oron Shaul, were abducted–in violation of International Human Rights Law. A petition on We the People, the petition site of the

A Pittsburgh Rebbetzin Reflects on This Week’s Tragedy

October 31, 2018, by

This Shabbos morning began like any other. My husband gave the littlest kids their breakfast so that I could get a few extra minutes of sleep. After he left for shul, I got myself and the kids dressed, and we headed next door to our shul, PZ. The only excitement was that my oldest son