The popular actor, famous for his role as Dr. John Dorian in the television show “Scrubs,” is part of Yeshiva University’s “Nowhere But Here” campaign. The video, part ad, part Purim Shpiel, has Braff talking about where he went for a great Jewish and secular education. (Braff, who describes himself as having a strong “Conservative/Orthodox upbringing,” actually went
If I had nine months to plan my wedding, I probably would have been a calmer bride. Probably not. I don’t handle the unknown well. As a new kallah, one of my mentors reminded me and my chattan that the wedding day was just a few hours long and advised us not to get hung
Dear Israel, I love you. With all my heart. And yet, I am afraid we’re growing apart. I love you because you are the home of my parents. They were born there. My mother’s mother’s side was with you for generations. You saved my mother’s father from the Holocaust. You brought in my father’s Iranian
Every morning, I come to work at OU headquarters, located at 11 Broadway, where I serve as a rabbinic coordinator for OU Kosher, administering the kosher programs of approximately 90 dairy companies, comprising about 200 facilities. Even though OU headquarters has been located at 11 Broadway for 15 years, the “kosher history” of 11 Broadway
In his recent article, “Workplaces for Everyone,” published on eJewishPhilanthropy.com, Micah Fleisig writes, “Aside from financial necessities that jobs support, individuals obviously gather more than just money through work. People receive purpose, organization and routine, confidence, relationships, and a place in a community. Jobs allow people to face and overcome challenges, learn from others, learn
Steve and Rabbi Elefant discuss the finer points of Kosher certification for Pesach. Learn more about the Orthodox Union’s Kashruth division and how products become certified.
Prior to joining OU Advocacy, the non-partisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, as the Associate Regional Director in Pennsylvania, Michelle Twersky served as a government relations coordinator at a Jewish day school in the Greater New York area. “The fact that this school even had a position of government relations coordinator demonstrates how
Miriam Wallach responds to a recent article by Ms. Carlebach, daughter of the late, great Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, titled, “How I Became a Reform Jew.”
Some people are diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), others experience “winter blues” — both characteristically marked by feelings of melancholy and restlessness from the cold temperatures and lack of sun. Although I am not diagnosed with S.A.D, I do find myself “seasonally affected” in the days leading up to Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day,
NSA wiretapping seems to have American citizens on their toes but did the US government overstep on halacha?