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Three years ago Koren Publishers released a unique liturgical work dedicated to Yom Ha’atzma’ut and Yom Yerushalayim. Among its essays, one written by Rabbi Berel Wein, titled simply … more
Hundreds of Jewish day-school students from around New York State streamed into the legislative chambers in Albany last Tuesday to advocate for increased state education funding for private … more
Major American Jewish organizations — including the Orthodox Union — are calling for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the Feb. 14 mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left … more
Yachad LI held its first Tu B’Shvat Supermarket Challenge, hosted by the Kosher Guru (at right). Yachad members and high school peers arrived at J2 Pizza in Lawrence where they split into seven … more
NEWS: The Orthodox Union, after a year of discussions with various stakeholders and in the face of some opposition, has established parameters for a three-year period during which the umbrella body … more
Just in time for Purim, Megillat Esther Mesorat HaRav, published by OU Press and Koren Publishers, is a welcome addition to the literature about Megillat Esther. The book contains, alongside the text … more
Like so many happy accidents, it started with Purim. Riva Preil, a physical therapist in her early 30s living in Manhattan, was recording a skit for her Orthodox shul’s Purim spiel when the … more
WASHINGTON — When the new federal tax bill was signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 22, an unexpected constituency benefited: parents who send their kids to Jewish day schools. Until … more
Here are statements publicized by major American Jewish organizations following President Trump's Jerusalem speech on Wednesday. They are from Agudath Israel of America, the Orthodox Union, Hadassah, the Council of Presidents, RCA, AIPAC, and One Israel Fund, plus Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. Additional statements will be added to this post as they become available. more
JERUSALEM — Hadas was just 11 when her mother began to suffer from postpartum depression so severe it rendered her incapable of caring for herself or her children. Her father and an older … more
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