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
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
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
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
Last week, our community was privileged to welcome Magen Yeladim’s Safety Kid program to Cleveland. The Los Angeles-based staff, including Debbie Fox, Yair Cohn, and Yelli Koenig, braved the Cleveland weather to provide us with a comprehensive community-wide child safety training program. Over the course of three days, staff and administration in the Jewish Day
At a recent community event hosted by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik at Shearith Israel in New York City, Senator Lieberman, Rabbi Genack, Rabbi Soloveichik and renowned Lincoln scholar, Harold Holzer, talked a range of topics from President Lincoln’s Jewish Doctor to Rabbi Genack’s relationship with President Clinton. The new book, Letters to President Clinton, can be purchased at www.OUpress.org.