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Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said on Monday that he believes the Federal Emergency Management Agency should assist houses of worship damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Republican Mangano, seeking re-election next Tuesday, addressed a crowd of Jewish community, synagogue and day school lay leaders at the Orthodox Union’s Manhattan offices. more
Challenging someone to step forward and forge unity across the varied streams of Torah observant Judaism in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway, Stephen Savitsky declared the need for achdut (unity), in a talk following Shabbat mincha at the Young Israel of Woodmere. more
Summer can be a time of relaxing or slacking off for some students, but for 33 high school age girls and boys on NCSY—OU’s Jewish Overseas Leadership Training (JOLT) program, it was a summer of action, roller-coaster like emotional highs and lows, and spiritual and leadership growth. more
“One of the most important things, from a religious and psychological perspective, is to take care of our family. This is what I’m supposed to be doing. That’s what I’m here for, to take care of our own parents and our own children.” more
You have a solution on curbing astronomic day school tuition? Send it to the Orthodox Union. This week the national organization challenged schools and communities to come up with “innovative and replicable solutions to address day school affordability,” offering challenge grants ranging between $50,000 to $150,000 for up to three-years to implement the winning plan. more
With Shabbos Hagadol now upon us, I thought it would be worthwhile to bring attention to a Shabbos Hagadol sermon delivered in 1962 by one of American Jewry’s most gifted thinkers who in his longtime capacity as rabbi of The Jewish Center in Manhattan delivered some of the most eloquent and meaningful d’roshos. more
There is affordable housing and day school tuition breaks, but can South Bend, Indiana, really coax a young Jewish family to leave the comforts of New York? “I thought I’d be living in New York for the rest of my life,” said Moshe Gubin, 34, a former resident of Kew Gardens Hills. more
By Michael Orbach Issue of October 22, 2010/ 14 Cheshvan 5771The Orthodox Union has come out with a statement opposing women leading Kabbalat Shabbos, the series of prayers that precede the evening … more
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb is the executive vice president emeritus of the Orthodox Union. He recently translated the Kinot for the Koren Kinot Mesorat Harav, a new translation and commentary on … more
The Kosher Bookworm by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of July 9, 2010/ 27 Tammuz. 5770 It is a point of historical irony that the least popular liturgical work of out faith is the Kinot, the … more
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