Author: Aaron Katsman

Long Island and Queens Region: Largest Bukharian Shul Becomes OU Member

This past May, the OU Department of Community Engagement warmly welcomed Congregation Beth Gavriel/Bukharian Jewish Center of Forest Hills, New York as a new OU member shul. Beth Gavriel is comprised of over 1,000 families, making it the largest Bukharian shul in New York, possibly even in the country.

Hard Truths about Hard Liquor

Drinking is very much a part of Orthodox Jewish life. At a shul kiddush, a wedding or a Bar Mitzvah, one is sure to find a host of alcoholic beverages including scotches, whiskeys and cordials.

The Surging Israeli Economy

Counting Israeli Shekels. Photo: Ariel Jerozolimski We all know the old joke: “How do you become a millionaire in Israel? You come with two million!” While that one-liner used to be true, nowadays Israel’s economy is flourishing, and economic and employment opportunities abound. Israeli ingenuity and creativity are leading...