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Yom NCSY featured in the Jewish Link of New Jersey

August 4, 2016, by

More than 1,500 teens from every OU/NCSY summer program come together at Bar-Ilan University to celebrate the magic of unity and being in Israel. Each program wears different colored t-shirts with the words “Best. Summer. Ever.” emblazoned on the front and the name of their respective programs on the back. Yachad’s Yad B’Yad, Euro ICE,

Why Being an Orthodox Jewish Mom Makes Me a Better CEO

July 26, 2016, by

360i CEO Sarah Hofstetter is not your typical ‘ad man.’ When 360i, the ad agency I run, won Oscar Mayer’s business in 2010, I politely declined their invitation to sample products from their new portfolio. It’s not that I wasn’t interested—I had spent countless hours trying to win the hot dog maker’s business—but my faith

What Is The Jewish View on Ghosts?

July 20, 2016, by

The Ghostbusters franchise has come back from the dead, raising questions on what Judaism teaches about ghosts. According to the Torah, do ghosts haunt our society, crossing over from the dead to appear before and communicate with the living? Texts spanning millennia offer two different approaches within Jewish belief. Judaism teaches that death does not

NBA Star Omri Casspi posts Instagram photo wearing Tefillin

July 12, 2016, by

  NBA star Omri Casspi posted the most amazing shot of himself in prayer on Instagram. “In the past few days I had the privilege of meeting Rabbi Yakov Ades, a righteous and pure man,” he wrote. “We spoke of the merits of Tefillin, Shabbat, Kashrut, modesty, Jewish values and ethics and more. I learned so

#3 – We’re Almost There: Living with Patience, Perseverence & Purpose

July 6, 2016, by

Reflections and insights on the transformational life of Elie Wiesel z’l. In particular, he discusses “having issues with faith & with G-d” and battling and struggling with G-d himself. In the second segment, Rabbi Cohen has a riveting discussion with author Felice Cohen discussing her book “What Papa Told Me,” and how the suicide of

An Important Message from HaRav Asher Weiss

June 20, 2016, by

Watch as HaRav Weiss shlit”a tells the incredible story of his father’s survival through the horror of the Shoah and how that led to a life of helping his fellow Jew. HaRav Weiss is running a special 24-hour campaign to help support his crucial work on behalf of the Jewish people. Click here to learn

How Do We Achieve Jewish Unity?

June 15, 2016, by

You Don’t Have to Like Everyone, But You Must Love Them On June 6, over 2,000 people attended the Boca Raton Jewish community Unity Day Event. These remarks were delivered there. “Can he unite the party?” “Can she unite the party?” Everyone is talking about unity these days. But it is a unity with an agenda,

Savitsky Talks: An Interview with Rabbi Menachem Genack

June 7, 2016, by

In this episode of Savitsky Talks, Steven Savitsky talks with Rabbi Menachem Genack, CEO of OU Kosher, about his relationship with Rabbi Yisroel Belsky z’tl and the role of the posek of the Orthodox Union. Savitsky is the former chairman of the board and a past president of the Orthodox Union. Savitsky Talks is a weekly

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