David Olivestone, former senior communications officer of the OU, and Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, OU executive vice president, emeritus, remember Ben Zion Shenker, z”l, trailblazing composer of the “American niggun.” The Unsung Composer of the Songs We All Sing by David Olivestone Personal Memories of A Modern-Day Sweet Singer of Israel by Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
By David Olivestone This past November, on the Friday evening of the week in which Ben Zion Shenker, z”l, passed away, my wife and I were guests in the home of a Sephardi family. Expecting a different type of Shabbat experience, I was taken by surprise when the host led us in singing Eshet Chayil […]
He unfailingly attached his melodies to appropriate texts, and displayed an uncanny ability to instill in those texts new spiritual significance.
We live in a generation where mitzvah observance and Torah study have risen dramatically over previous generations. Yet, it is one of life’s great ironies that despite the explosion in Torah learning and observance, we seem more distant from the Ribbono shel Olam. We are missing something.
There is a real need for rabbinical scholars to gain a deeper understanding of new biotechnologies, as the Jewish community needs to have halachic positions on various complex bioethical issues related to reproductive medicine.
For kids of divorce, their parents’ decision to separate, as well-intentioned or unpreventable as it may be, means that life will never be the same again.
Dr. Schechter recently spoke with Jewish Action editor Nechama Carmel about his research on divorce in the Orthodox community.
For adults who experienced their parents’ divorce, these emotional scars can influence their own experience of dating and marriage.
What’s the secret to marital longevity? Is the dream of living “happily ever after” really attainable?
If Rembrandt did not create the first rabbinical portrait considered to be a great work of art, who did?
Relive the sense of awe and wonder that Jews the world over—religious and secular alike—felt then, and reaffirm your own faith in the eternity of the Jewish people. Am Yisrael Chai.
You have to make a conscious effort, but it can be done.
Cookbook author and caterer Naomi Nachman certainly knows a thing or two about putting a modern twist on traditional Passover dishes. Her new cookbook, Perfect for Pesach (ArtScroll), is packed with creative, imaginative recipes that are easy yet elegant, and are absolutely perfect for Passover. Passover will never be quite the same! Enjoy! Recipes and […]
For over half a century Rabbi Hertz Frankel, a college-educated Agudist product of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, has been the bridge between the English-speaking contemporary Orthodox world and the rapidly expanding, increasingly insular, self-sustained world of Satmar.
If anyone thought that studying Rashi’s commentary to Chumash was a simple task, this book will quickly disabuse him of this notion.
But what distinguishes “Modern Orthodoxy” from Orthodoxy? Is it a movement or is it merely “the other”—the Orthodoxy that is not open or closed, all-inclusive or all-exclusive?
How do you celebrate a holiday dedicated to memory when a person’s memory is fading?