The Future Role of Women in Orthodox Jewish Life

December 11, 2014, by

Listen to the full interview In a new Savitsky Talks series, Stephen Savitsky talks to his interviewees about the future of the role of women in Orthodox Jewish life. This week, Stephen spoke with Rabbanit Chana Henkin, founder of Nishmat, the Center For Advanced Torah Study For Women. Rabbanit Henkin spoke about the state of

Nachum Segal Provides a Glimpse into the 2014 OU Convention on JM in the AM

December 2, 2014, by

Nachum Segal hosted Dr. Shimmy Tenenbaum, Chairman of the Orthodox Union 2014 National Convention (from Teaneck) and Rabbi Judah Isaacs, Director of Community Engagement and Synagogue Services at the Orthdox Union live in the studio during this morning’s JM in the AM for a comprehensive preview of the upcoming 2014 OU Convention. This year’s convention

Orthodox Union Convention in December to Focus on Global Jewish Unity

November 11, 2014, by

Deeply understanding the issues facing the global Jewish community and how we can work towards global Jewish unity is the focus of this year’s Orthodox Union Convention, taking place Friday, December 26 through Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Tarrytown Hilton in Tarrytown, New York. “After war broke out in Israel this summer and the

It’s Not About Tzniyus

September 17, 2014, by

Some people have lately expressed the idea that the religious authorities should keep their noses out of matters of tzniyus (modesty). These people feel that when “the rabbis” (as if there’s one collective group) talk about tzniyus, it’s because they have an unhealthy obsession with it. I disagree. Tzniyus is a legitimate area of Jewish

Extra! Extra! New OU Publications Available for Viewing

September 11, 2014, by

You’ve got plenty of reading ahead of you this yom tov season with the latest editions of some of the Orthodox Union’s most-popular publications. Jewish Action and its supplements, including the ever-popular Guide to Passover, are a benefit of OU membership, which can be had for the annual rate of just $54. Learn more Click

The J Street Decision – Stephen Savitsky talks to Past Conference of Presidents Chair Dr. Richard B. Stone

May 28, 2014, by

Intense debate abounded throughout the Jewish American world last month following the announcement that the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations denied admission to J Street. Dr. Richard B. Stone, past chairman of the Conference, spoke to Orthodox Union Chairman of the Board Stephen Savitsky about the decision, dispelling the notion that it was

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