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Life

The Community Confronts Substance Abuse

February 13, 2020, by

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

Security for Jews Gets Serious

February 6, 2020, by

Security has become the number-one issue on the minds of American Jews due to an increase in anti-Semitic attacks. Recent acts of violence in places like shuls and kosher markets have engendered a very clear demand from the Jewish community and its representatives: Jewish institutions need more security. And for that security to be adequate

Orthodox Union EVP Allen Fagin meets with AG Barr

January 30, 2020, by

OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin attended a meeting in Brooklyn this week with U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who convened the meeting with Jewish leaders to discuss combating hate crimes and antisemitism. The meeting drew widespread media attention – please see coverage below: AP The New York Times CNN The Washington Post ABC News

Jersey City Shooting is Another Ugly Moment of anti-Semitism that Needs to Stop

December 12, 2019, by

Anti-Semitism has been a torment that Jews have been forced to reckon with for centuries. However, its manifestations both in the United States and abroad are alarming for a new reason: the degree to which the mainstream of civil society — politicians, media, academics, public intellectuals — has seemingly tolerated, without loud and sustained outcry,

The Intolerance of Tolerance — America Has Gone Too Far

November 11, 2019, by

Anti-Semitism has always been a torment that Jews have been forced to reckon with for centuries. However, its resurgence both in the United States and abroad is alarming for a new reason. The degree to which the mainstream of civil society has seemingly tolerated the most blatant acts of intolerance is alarming. Not a day

Tiny First Temple Seal Impression Found with Name of Bible-era Royal Steward

September 11, 2019, by

A minuscule 7th century BCE clay sealing reading “Belonging to Adoniyahu, the Royal Steward,” was recently discovered in the City of David’s sifting project. In earth excavated from the foundations of the Western Wall under Robinson’s Arch in 2013, a national service volunteer some three weeks ago unearthed the one-centimeter inscribed letter sealer bearing the

Putting Safety First

September 11, 2019, by

The number of antisemitic attacks in the United States was at a near historic high in 2018. Significantly, physical assaults on Jews was up 105% over the previous year, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s Audit of Antisemitic Incidents – and included the deadliest attack on Jews in American history, at the Tree of Life Congregation

OU, RCA Monitoring the Path of Hurricane Dorian

August 30, 2019, by

As you are no doubt aware, several of our communities in Florida are in the crosshairs of a potentially devastating storm. Though Hurricane Dorian has yet to make landfall the forecast is unfortunately not looking promising. Over the past few days many of our Jewish brethren in Florida have evacuated or are in the midst