Author: JA Mag

In Search of Spirituality: A Symposium

“There is, undeniably, something of a crisis in Jewish spirituality today,” wrote the late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. How would you define spirituality?

New From OU Press

Bringing together the diverse traditions of Chassidim and mitnagdim is part and parcel of achdut which we should all be seeking.

Best Tishah B’Av Reads

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 […]

Inside the OU – Summer 2023

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 […]

New Grant Bolsters OU Program Providing Financial Counseling

    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 […]

Torah in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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 […]


Every wonder how Oreos became kosher? These letters hold the very backstory and more behind the scenes of kashrut at the OU.