L to R: Elan Karoll, Ahava Schachter-Zarembski, and Hayley Nagelberg. For Jewish students at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, the recent devastating fires that spread throughout Israel was an opportunity to share warmth – in a positive way. Illini Hillel, Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative, and the Israel Education Center joined together this week
Steve Savitsky interviews Adam Englander, Head of School of the Katz Hillel Day School in Boca Raton, about how his school lowered its tuition by $1,000.
Steve Savitsky talks with Rabbi Daniel Korobkin, rabbi of Congregation Beit Avraham Yosef of Toronto. They discuss Rabbis talking politics from the pulpit.
From the JTA: Carlos Rosenkrantz, a Buenos Aires attorney and law professor, as well as a former presidential adviser, will be the first Jewish justice on the Supreme Court of Argentina. Rosenkrantz, 57, is expected to be sworn in to the nation’s highest court next month after being approved last week by two-thirds of the
From the JTA: Anti-Semitic incidents on American college campuses nearly doubled in 2015, the Anti-Defamation League reported. In addition, the number of anti-Semitic assaults across the country increased by more than 60 percent, according to the organization’s audit of such incidents released Wednesday. A total of 90 incidents were reported on 60 college campuses last year, compared with 47
The following article was published in the Queens Jewish Link. Although I am only 24 years old, I see myself as having achieved more than most young adults. A college graduate with a 3.94 GPA who balanced school, extracurricular activities, and other life responsibilities, I never could have predicted that I would one day be
No American should be assailed for their personal identity. After the conclusion of the Jewish Sabbath and Holiday of Shavuot, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America stated its condemnation for the violent attack in Orlando, Florida. Nathan Diament, the Orthodox Union’s executive director for public policy stated: “The Orthodox Union strongly condemns the
I didn’t follow the case of Brock Turner too closely. He’s the Stanford University swimmer who was convicted of raping an unconscious 22-year-old woman. Ultimately, he got six months – with the possibility of a reduction for good behavior – because the judge was concerned that prison would have a “severe impact” on Turner. Many
In this episode of Savitsky Talks, Stephen Savitsky talks with Rabbi Josh Flug about his latest article for Jewish Action where he discussed the Jewish perspective on gun control. Savitsky is the former chairman of the board and a past president of the Orthodox Union. Savitsky Talks is a weekly 20 minute audio program with interviews
Just how important is it to vote in local elections? Maury Litwack, Director of State Political Affairs for OU Advocacy, explains in The Five Towns Jewish Times: There’s nothing like a Presidential election to boost our patriotism and dedication to the political process. But when it comes to improving our daily lives, there’s nothing like