Planning a trip to Israel? Check out the OU Kosher Israel Guide, a joint effort of the OU Israel Center and OU Kosher. Both organizations understand the complexities of kashrut in Israel. It is important to be aware that there are more aspects to kosher food in Israel than there are elsewhere. The OU Kosher Israel Guide discusses a variety of subjects of interest: what is
On Halloween, a 22-year-old woman – whose name I will withhold to protect what little privacy she has left – decided to dress as a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing. This entailed dressing like a regular marathon runner but with fake blood on her extremities. And, as young people do, she posted the picture
Chesed is the hallmark of the Jewish people and we need to make sure that we are transmitting this midah to our children.
6 ways to get into healthy habits without losing your confidence.
Every Jewish educator knows that what they teach is vital. Fewer seem to appreciate that who we teach is even more important.
Sukkot in 104 degree heat in Texas and snow covered tundras in Alaska.
For many Israelis, the shofar blast that concludes Yom Kippur still evokes the sirens, tears, and prayers of the war that broke out forty years ago on that fateful day. Three veterans’ stories and how the Yom Kippur War affected their faith.
As we commemorate 40 years since the Yom Kippur War, read how Rav Yehuda Amital – Holocaust survivor, founder of Yeshivat Har Etzion, and public figure – inspired his students and combat soldiers as they served in duty, and how he dealt with mourning those who fell in battle.
Are people born with good inclinations or is it our job as parents to teach our kids selflessness? A modern take of the “Nature vs. Nurture” debate.
The month of Elul is also an important time to teach our kids about looking back in order to better ourselves.