Rose was a kind, sweet and generous Southern girl—a gentle and deeply spiritual soul who always looked to help others. At the same time, she was determined, strong and competitive.
The OU in Israel and America have been working around the clock to organize efforts to help our brothers and sisters in Israel.
Living here takes humility.
Why did Chazal forbid making bread that is dairy or meat?
Self-Esteem and Spirituality; The Singlehood Experience
The Return to Zion; Perpetuating the Masorah; The Rav on Tefillah; Masters of the Word; Torah United
Living side by side in peace and harmony
“There is, undeniably, something of a crisis in Jewish spirituality today,” wrote the late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. How would you define spirituality?
I don’t think this is a singles crisis. I believe this is a community issue.
Puncturing Stereotypes; The Downsides of AI; Ibn Ezra and Robert Browning
Bringing together the diverse traditions of Chassidim and mitnagdim is part and parcel of achdut which we should all be seeking.
“Steve is looking to be a leader in this area. He wants to inspire others to give, to follow in his and Genie’s footsteps.”
Jewish Action won seven Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism for work that appeared in 2022.
Wondering how to occupy your time this Tishah B’Av? Take a look at Jewish Action‘s favorite Tishah B’Av reads: In the Narrow Places: Daily Inspiration for the Three Weeks By Erica Brown The Vale of Tears By Rav Pinchas Hirschprung Mourning Under Glass: Reflections on a Son’s Murder By Naftali Moses Between My Father and […]
Reflections on the founding of the Jewish State
How did a variety of great religious personalities respond to the founding of the State of Israel?
We were not only “few against many,” but a small settlement of less than a million souls, with a few hundred rifles, fighting against six nations of 100 million Arabs with armies and planes and tanks.
The question of the Land of Israel reaches even deeper than we imagine. The whole future of the Torah depends on it.
Crash course on the kashrut of eggs
Responses to OU Kosher Centennial; Navigating Widowhood
Happenings Around the OU Disability Inclusion in Shuls In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) this past February, the OU Department of Synagogue Initiatives and Yachad co-hosted an empowering community conversation about disability inclusion in shuls. The event, hosted at the Young Israel of Woodmere in New York and moderated by […]
Back in 2020, the Metropolitan Chicago Jewish Population Study found that 21 percent of Chicago’s Jewish community’s households were “struggling financially.” Eager to assist the more than 30,000 economically stressed Jewish households in the city, the Walder Charitable Fund began working with Living Smarter Jewish (LSJ) to address the challenge. LSJ, an OU […]
Making Pesach for an avel
The OU’s Community Projects and Partnerships Division has kept a finger on the pulse of Ukrainian Jewry
In This Section What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us about What it Means to be Human by Rabbi Netanel Wiederblank Halachic Smarts about Smart Technology by Rabbi Chaim Jachter Artificial Intelligence: The Newest Revolution in Torah Study? Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin in conversation with Professor Moshe Koppel AI Meets Halachah: Jewish Action speaks with Rabbi Dr. Aaron […]
There are many different areas in which AI can revolutionize Torah study and, in fact, already has.
Could AI ever really pasken sheilot?
Every wonder how Oreos became kosher? These letters hold the very backstory and more behind the scenes of kashrut at the OU.
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