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There is affordable housing and day school tuition breaks, but can South Bend, Indiana, really coax a young Jewish family to leave the comforts of New York? “I thought I’d be living in New York for the rest of my life,” said Moshe Gubin, 34, a former resident of Kew Gardens Hills. more
Summer can be a time of relaxing or slacking off for some students, but for 33 high school age girls and boys on NCSY—OU’s Jewish Overseas Leadership Training (JOLT) program, it was a summer of action, roller-coaster like emotional highs and lows, and spiritual and leadership growth. more
The Orthodox Union Advocacy Center lauded sections of the just released NYS Executive budget for its increased education funding that will in turn benefit New York Jewish day schools. more
Week after week, the tuition crisis comes to our attention, front and center. Rabbis, couples, and concerned members of the community call us, email us, and approach us after davening regarding the financial pressures threatening our schools and squeezing our middle class families. more
With Shabbos Hagadol now upon us, I thought it would be worthwhile to bring attention to a Shabbos Hagadol sermon delivered in 1962 by one of American Jewry’s most gifted thinkers who in his longtime capacity as rabbi of The Jewish Center in Manhattan delivered some of the most eloquent and meaningful d’roshos. more
You have a solution on curbing astronomic day school tuition? Send it to the Orthodox Union. This week the national organization challenged schools and communities to come up with “innovative and replicable solutions to address day school affordability,” offering challenge grants ranging between $50,000 to $150,000 for up to three-years to implement the winning plan. more
No book so completely unites the dispersed people of Israel. If any single volume can tell us what it means to be a Jew, it is the Siddur which embodies the visions and aspirations, the sorrows and joys of many generations … more
Challenging someone to step forward and forge unity across the varied streams of Torah observant Judaism in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway, Stephen Savitsky declared the need for achdut (unity), in a talk following Shabbat mincha at the Young Israel of Woodmere. more
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb is the executive vice president emeritus of the Orthodox Union. He recently translated the Kinot for the Koren Kinot Mesorat Harav, a new translation and commentary on … more
The Kosher Bookworm by Alan Jay Gerber Issue of July 9, 2010/ 27 Tammuz. 5770 It is a point of historical irony that the least popular liturgical work of out faith is the Kinot, the … more
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