She had learned two expressions in Russian. “You are in a safe place.” And, “You are not alone.”
While the link between the Orthodox Union and kashrut is renowned, the role of its Women’s Branch in the establishment of the OU’s kosher certification program is lesser known.
In the essays that follow, we pay tribute to the powerful and enduring influence of our mothers.
[My mother] taught me that there is a flavor, a warmth, to mitzvot. I learned from her the most important thing in life—to feel the presence of the Almighty and the gentle pressure of His hand resting upon my frail shoulders.