Author: Rabbi Steven Weil

The Legacy of the Last Survivor

Yaakov ben Moshe Levi Moelin, better known as the Maharil, lived in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries in Mainz, Germany during the aftermath of the Bubonic Plague (the Black Death). He witnessed the barbaric attacks on the Jewish communities of Germany and Austria by the gentiles who blamed them for poisoning the wells […]

The Out-of-Town Advantage

At the recent Orthodox Union dinner, we hosted a phenomenally successful Emerging Jewish Communities Fair, where representatives of thirty-nine communities from across North America showcased the places they call home. These communities, boasting of shuls, day schools, kosher eateries, as well as job opportunities and numerous other amenities that facilitate an Orthodox lifestyle, are wonderful […]