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OU Press Set to Publish Birkon Mesorat HaRav

August 18, 2016, by

OU PRESS SET TO PUBLISH BIRKON MESORAT HARAV,COMPANION VOLUME FOR BLESSINGS AND RITUALS OF SHABBAT, YOM TOV, SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND EVERY DAY OU Press announces the publication of the Birkon Mesorat HaRav: The Wintman Edition, edited by Rabbi David Hellman and published in conjunction with Koren Publishers Jerusalem. The Birkon Mesorat HaRav is a singular companion for the blessings and rituals of Shabbat and Yom Tov, special occasions […]

OU Supports Senate Effort to Stop Funding to Terrorists and Their Families

August 5, 2016, by

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee is attempting to put a stop to providing U.S. tax payer dollars for the Palestinian Liberation Organization that it then uses to provide stipends to terrorists or their families. The State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Act of 2017, approved June 29, contains a provision sponsored by Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) […]

OU Leaders Meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

July 20, 2016, by

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Orthodox Union leaders met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday to discuss the relationship between American Orthodox Jewry and Israel. Mr. Netanyahu praised the OU as an important bridge between the United States and Israel. Presiding over the meeting were Orthodox Union President Martin Nachimson and Executive Vice President Allen Fagin. Also […]

Hundreds Gather as IDF Sergeant Shlomo Rindenow z”l is Laid to Rest

July 18, 2016, by

Hundreds of people gathered at the Netzer Hazani synagogue Monday afternoon for the funeral of 20-year-old IDF Sergeant Shlomo Rindenow, a lone soldier from the US who died in a hand grenade explosion Sunday. Rindenow was killed along with First Sergeant Hussam Tapesh, who was buried earlier Sunday in his hometown of Beit Jan in […]

Prayers for Dallas

July 8, 2016, by

In response to the horrific assault upon police officers in Dallas, Texas, five of whom were killed, we urge all synagogues to incorporate appropriate prayers into the services this Shabbat. We ask all synagogue rabbis to address the issue in their sermons, emphasizing our support for police officials in Dallas and throughout the United States, […]

Elie Wiesel gave the Holocaust a face and the world a conscience

July 5, 2016, by

Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate who became a leading icon of Holocaust remembrance and a global symbol of conscience, died Saturday at 87. His death was the result of natural causes, the World Jewish Congress said in a statement. A philosopher, professor and author of such seminal works of Holocaust literature as […]

OU West Coast Banquet To Honor Its President Dr. Steven Tabak; Beverly Hills Marriot; Sholom Chapels; June 21 In LA; Featuring Installation Ceremony Of Incoming President Scott Krieger

June 9, 2016, by

The Orthodox Union West Coast Region will host its annual OU West Coast Under the Stars Banquet Tuesday evening, June 21 at the Beverly Hills Marriott. This year’s event will celebrate OU West Coast’s distinguished guests of honor: Dr. Steven Tabak, Current President of OU West Coast, with the Keter Shem Tov Award; Brian Keyes, […]

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