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Novominsker Rebbe Acclaims OU Kosher At Its Annual Kashrus Conference: “You Make It Possible for Thousands of Yidden to Have a Receptive Heart for all Matters Holy”

May 23, 2017, by

At the OU’s Kashrus conference this past week, there was palpable excitement as the Novominsker Rebbe, Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, addressed his captivated audience: “It’s a privilege for me to be here, because I know that this assembled tzibbur here today represents the community of people that makes it possible for so many thousands of yidden […]

Dubai and Saudi Arabia Among 104 Nations Producing Kosher Certified Products

May 22, 2017, by

New York, NY — The number of countries that produce kosher certified products has grown to 104, according to kashrus sources. The Orthodox Union (OU) operates in all of these countries and significantly now includes the Gulf states of Dubai and Saudi Arabia. Kashrus sources estimate that nearly 1500 mashgichim (kashrus supervisors) oversee the production of […]

Moishe Bane Interviewed on JM in the AM

May 18, 2017, by

In anticipation of Yom Yerushalayim, Nachum hosted Moishe Bane, President of the Orthodox Union (OU) to preview the great Torah programming that the OU has in store for this Yom Yerushalayim. Listen now

Yachad’s Northeast Family Shabbaton Touches Over 1,000

May 18, 2017, by

Over 1,000 people attended Yachad’s Northeast Family Shabbaton on May 5-7 at Crowne Plaza in Stamford, CT, from 120 families, and 140 volunteer staff helped to make the event a success. “Yachad takes great pride in being able to host a weekend devoted to families of individuals with disabilities, providing daycare, childcare and programming for […]

Rabbanit Henkin Honored With Lighting Independence Day Torch

May 3, 2017, by

Rabbanit Chana Henkin, who heads the Nishmat Midrasha (institute of Torah study for women) in Jerusalem is to light a torch at the upcoming Israeli Independence Day ceremony. The Rabbanit is one of the pioneers of Torah study for women. At the midrasha that she founded, women and girls study Torah, and there is program […]

Anti-Semitic incidents rose a whopping 86% in the first 3 months of 2017

April 25, 2017, by

(CNN) In the first three months of this year, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the US was 86% higher than the same period last year, says a new report. The report, released Monday by Anti-Defamation League, counted 541 anti-Semitic attacks and threats between January and March. There were 281 incidents in the same time period in 2016. “Read more […]

Argentina marks 25 years since attack on Buenos Aires embassy

March 27, 2017, by

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — The 1992 terrorist attack against the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires was remembered in the Argentine city exactly 25 years after it was blown up by a car bomb. The ceremony marking the attack took place at 2:50 p.m. Friday, the time that the embassy was destroyed in 1992 in […]

Mendel Balk Yachad Adult Community Center Opening in Teaneck, Providing A Home Away From Home for Individuals with Disabilities

March 8, 2017, by

TEANECK, NJ — Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, announced its opening of the Mendel Balk Yachad Adult Community Center, which will, initially, provide four nights a week of social activities for young adults with disabilities, creating a “home away from home” experience.  The Center will be fully staffed to accommodate the needs of Yachad […]

OU’s Allen Fagin Appointed Co-Chair of New York-Israel Commission by Governor Cuomo; Joins Cuomo on Solidarity Mission to Israel in Wake of Rising Anti-Semitism

March 6, 2017, by

Jerusalem, Israel — Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Jerusalem today in an expression of solidarity with the Jewish community, accompanied by the Orthodox Union’s Executive Vice President Allen Fagin. Following a meeting with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, the Governor announced the creation of a New York-Israel Commission, charged with assisting in the creation and promotion of opportunities for the development of new programs and economic partnerships celebrating […]

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