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Religious Thoughts Upon Hurricanes
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While we are not G-d and we don’t know why hurricanes Irma and Harvey happened, we can still learn from these events. Rabbi Moshe Taragin explains what he learns from these events. He approaches the subject carefully from a Torah perspective with caring and concern for the victims as well as with a sense of […]
Is There a Mitzva to be Married?
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Introduction The commentaries discuss how to legally categorize the halakhic institution of marriage. On the one hand, it is evident that the Torah desires that men and women marry (Bereishit 2:18) and that there is a positive commandment to bear children (ibid. 1:28; Yevamot 65b). But can the act of finding a partner and initiating […]
Conversion to Judaism
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The Orthodox Union does not perform conversions, nor do we provide classes for conversion candidates. We do, however, receive many inquiries about conversion, so we are providing this page to offer basic information and to direct interested individuals to appropriate resources. Conversion is a long process; it could easily take two years of study (or […]
Hespedim for Rav Moshe Shapira zt”l
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This playlist includes hespedim from: Rav Baruch Dov Povarsky – Rosh Yeshiva of Ponevezh Rav Yehudah Ades – Rosh Yeshiva of Kol Yaakov Rav Aviezer Piltz – Rosh Yeshiva of Tifrach Rav Aryeh HaKohen Feldman (son-in-law) Rav Shmuel Shapira (son) Rav Shlomo Shapira (son) Rav Avraham Shapira (son) PLUS: Legacy: Reflections in Response to the Petira of […]