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Ask Aviva: Hating the Green-Eyed Monster

August 6, 2015, by

Dear Aviva, I have a wonderful dear friend who is amazing in all ways except for just one. But that one is a biggie, as it is one of the Ten Commandments! My friend is a coveter. She covets the things in my home, my car, my style—you name it! At times I find it

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

If We Missed You!

May 18, 2011, by

Mindful that not everyone in our global community was able to attend our extraordinary weekend of learning and inspiration at the Hilton in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, January 14-16, 2011, we proudly present a “Virtual Version of the Convention” for your edification and enjoyment. Learn more about the OU from the comfort of your home

Civility: What the Sages Had to Say

January 25, 2011, by

In the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Tucson, “civility” is the word on everyone’s lips. This is ironic when one considers that civility is nowhere to be found in anyone’s actions. Each partisan faction is charging the other with hatred and violence. The rhetoric being bandied about is beyond ridiculous. Tom Lehrer once said,

From Long Island to Phoenix; It’s Closer Than You Think

January 19, 2011, by

To find out more about OU’s 2011 Convention Resolutions, including those issues relating to civility, please visit: OU Adopts Resolutions at 2011 Convention Judaism demands that we empathize with the sorrow of all people regardless of where they happen to be. Thus we read that Noach and his sons entered the Ark separately from their

Inaugural Address of OU’s New President, Dr. Simcha Katz

January 19, 2011, by

On Sunday, January 16, at the Biennial National Convention of the Orthodox Union in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Dr. Simcha Katz officially assumed the position of the 13th President of the OU. With semicha from the RIETS Seminary of Yeshiva University, with graduate degrees in engineering, business and finance, with 25 years of involvement in the

Women of the Tent

January 4, 2011, by

In February 2007, Shabbat Shalom featured an op-ed piece titled “Flipped Over the Wig” by Barbara Bensoussan. The article (pro-tichel, anti-sheitel) received numerous comments and continues to generate them nearly four years later! One of Mrs. Bensoussan’s arguments was the following: “Kol kevudah bat melech penimah”, the tehillah (Psalm 45:14) tells us: “The glory of

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