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Life

Re-Burying Their Dead: A Gush Katif Saga

August 14, 2019, by

Fourteen years ago this week, 10,000 Jews were expelled from the twenty one diversified communities of Gush Katif. They lost their homes, their livelihoods, their shuls, their yeshivot, as well as the cemetery where forty-six of their beloved ones were buried. With the black cloud of being expelled from Gush Katif hanging over their heads,

U.S. Jewish Communities Face Up to New Security Challenges After Pittsburgh and Poway

May 30, 2019, by

Jewish communities across the United States are debating how to strengthen security measures at their synagogues, schools and community centers in light of the ongoing wave of anti-Semitic incidents. Over the past two weeks alone, synagogues in the suburbs of Boston and Chicago were subject to arson attempts. Previously, events like these would immediately become

Disaster Strikes in Moshav Modi’in

May 29, 2019, by

Mevo Modi’in, a moshav of approximately 250 residents, nestled into the Ben Shemen Forest east of Tel Aviv, was one of a number of communities completely evacuated last week on Lag B’Omer, due to approaching fires. More than a thousand firefighters throughout the country battled 1,023 blazes over a period of 41 hours, which translates

A Letter of Thanks from Tomchei Shabbat of Denver

April 30, 2019, by

We received the following letter from Shlomo Fried of Tomchei Shabbat of Denver, who expressed his appreciation to all who supported the OU’s maot chitim campaign, which helped Tomchei Shabbat of Denver purchase Pesach food for those in need: To the leadership of the Orthodox Union and the wonderful supporters of the Maot Chitim project:

Watch: Israeli Spacecraft Set to Land

April 11, 2019, by

Watch the live broadcast of SpaceIL’s attempted landing of a spacecraft on the Moon. If successful, Israel would become only the 4th nation to ever land a spacecraft on the Moon. The broadcast is set to begin at 2:45 pm (EDT):

OU Hosts First MeetUp For Orthodox Software Developers

February 14, 2019, by

On February 6th, the Orthodox Union hosted the inaugural Frum Developer’s MeetUp. Rabbi David Pardo, Director of Birthright Follow-up, worked with the leaders from FrumDevCon to host the event and welcomed nearly one hundred Frum software developers who spent hours networking and schmoozing and learning from a world-class CEO. Oren Eini is the CEO and founder

Camp Maor’s Winter Performance Coming Soon to Bergen County

February 14, 2019, by

“Meorot”, a new performing arts program that provides Orthodox girls with an outlet for performing arts, will have its first performance on Sunday, March 3rd. The program began this past October in Bergen County and had 50 participants from all over the tri-state area. “Meorot” is directed and produced by the director of NCSY’s summer