Slice of Life: Honey

September 13, 2011, by

Please note: Eileen Goltz is a freelance kosher food writer. The Orthodox Union makes no endorsements or representations regarding kashrut certification of various products/vendors referred to in her articles, blog, or web site. Certain produce requires careful examination and scrutiny for any bugs and insects. For more information, please visit : OU Fruit and Vegetable

Ki Teitzei – Confusing the Accuser – part two

September 8, 2011, by

Last week we pointed out that Chazal and the Rishonim explain quite a number of shofar customs based on the principle of “confusing the Satan”, the accuser. One approach we presented was to explain that by blowing the shofar earlier (already in Elul), more times (standing and sitting) and in more ways (various kinds of

PHOTO ESSAY: The Jewish Day School Experience

September 6, 2011, by

“The Jewish Day School Experience” is a published photo essay, featuring more than 85 color photographs by photographer and filmmaker Judah S. Harris. The series can be viewed online as a slide show and provides an close-up and personal look at contemporary Jewish education in a day school setting, with a special emphasis on the

The Tuition Crisis: A Personal Reflection

September 6, 2011, by

The word “tuition” may not have preceded the word “crisis”, but the circumstances were so similar and the consequences so identical that it’s probably worth a lead-in… In the late 1980s, the U.S. was experiencing a devastating economic downturn. With only one school age child at the time, and because luxury lifestyle choices took a

Job Fair Draws Hundreds

September 6, 2011, by

Orthodox Union Job Fairs, which have been held both in the United States and Israel, are uniformly successful, because employers have jobs to offer, and the candidates who register have had their resumes screened to make certain that they qualify for positions that are being offered. There is no aimless wandering around, and no one’s

A Timeless People: Memphis

September 6, 2011, by

The exclusive excerpt below, a continuation of Shabbat Shalom’s mini-series on Jewish communities across America, is courtesy of Dr. Saul Landa, a New Jersey dentist with a passion for photography, author of “A Timeless People” (Gefen Publishing), which highlights the history of 18 Jewish communities across America. How to Grow a Jewish Community The keys

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