Update on the OU Offices in New York

November 1, 2012, by

Despite a lack of available heat and phone service due to Hurricane Sandy, the Orthodox Union’s offices, commencing on Friday, November 9, the OU will return to standard business hours, Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (EST) and Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 PM (EST).  Staff are requested to dress accordingly and bring

OU Mourns the Loss of Mr. Zev Wolfson, z”l

August 13, 2012, by

Together with all of Klal Yisrael, the Orthodox Union and NCSY, its international youth movement, mourn the passing of Mr. Zev Wolfson, a”h, of Lawrence, NY, at the age of 84. Mr. Wolfson was hailed as one of the greatest baalei tzedakah (philanthropists) of his time. Amongst his generous support of many Torah and chesed organizations around the world, Mr. Wolfson was deeply committed to NCSY as a vehicle of kiruv (communicating

Masechet Hullin – 131a-137b

November 2, 2011, by

The Coming Week’s Daf Yomi by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz This essay is based upon the insights and chidushim (original ideas) of Talmudic scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, as published in the Hebrew version of the Steinsaltz Edition of the Talmud. Hullin 131a-b – Who received first tithes? Aside from the zero’ah (shoulder), lehayayim (cheeks) and kevah

Meet NCSY’s New Teen President

October 30, 2011, by

After being involved in NCSY since fifth grade, it is no surprise that Judah Joseph has been named NCSY’s 2011-2012 International Teen President. Approachable, hard working, enthusiastic, and enough of a Type-A personality to get things done, Judah is certainly the man for the job. NCSY | Jewish Youth Leadership is the international youth movement of

Allison Josephs is Jew in the City

October 30, 2011, by

New Jersey NCSY alumna Allison Josephs is using her talents and passion for Jewish outreach and education in a cutting-edge way. Harnessing the power of new media, Josephs is the creator of a YouTube series called “Jew in the City.” The episodes feature a Q&A video blog between non-Orthodox characters and the eponymous “Jew in

Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Noach

October 27, 2011, by

  Owning It (In Loving Memory of Marilyn David, Z”L) By Joyce Schur Whatever Marilyn David did was min ha’lev, b’lev shalaym (from the heart, with a complete heart). This made her the best kind of professional. She absolutely owned it, and she owned it 24/7… Read More » Featured Articles From the Heart, In

Parshat Noach – Borei Nefashot

October 25, 2011, by

After eating non-vegetable foods and most processed foods, we bless “borei nefashot,” thanking HaShem “Who creates many souls and their deficiency; for everything He created, in order to enliven all living things. Blessed is the Life of the Worlds.” The Tur (OC 207) explains that this berakha consists of three distinct parts, almost like three