Author: Toby Klein Greenwald

Searching for Heather Dean

In a new memoir, a former entertainment journalist shares why she gave up a glamorous career to pursue newfound dreams in Israel.

A Book Out of the Ashes

Where did Yoram get the faith, the strength to be able to say “gam zu l’tovah” after the devastating fire?

Rochel Sylvetsky: From Community Activist to Editor of Leading News Site

The word “eclectic” is the one that jumps out when exploring the world of Rochel Sylvetsky—her upbringing, education and career path. She is one of the editors of, and a seasoned reporter and columnist for, the English-language Religious Zionist news site Arutz Sheva (Israel National News). Sylvetsky was raised...

Sivan Rahav-Meir: Orthodox with a Hashtag

The trendiest place to be every Wednesday night in Jerusalem is not a ‘60s Anglo bar or a rock concert, but the packed hall of Hechal Shlomo, where journalist Sivan Rahav-Meir expounds on the weekly Torah portion, flowing freely between Ramban and Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, Rabbi Samson Raphael...

Who is a “Settler”?

There is a common misconception that all residents of areas that were liberated during the Six-Day War are Orthodox, or of a particular political bent or that their towns are all “bedroom” communities. In fact, the residents of “yishuvim”—the Hebrew word for any settlement but which has come to...

The City of Four: Kiryat Arba

Rabbi Ya’akov Litman, Hy”d and his eighteen-year-old son Netanel, Hy”d, of Kiryat Arba, were murdered by terrorists on November 13, 2015, near Otniel (south Hevron Mountains), on their way to the Shabbat chatan of Ariel Biegel. He was due to marry Yaakov’s daughter, Sarah Techiya, four days later. I...

Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Cooperman

The OU mourns the passing of Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Cooperman, founder of Michlalah Jerusalem College for Women. In recognition of Rabbi Cooperman's extraordinary contributions to Jewish women's education, we are highlighting this article from the Spring 2014 issue of Jewish Action that detailed his life and achievements.