Jewish Action Do We Deserve the Land? Two Prominent Rabbis Debate the Theological Significance of the Withdrawal 23 Jul
Rabbi Amnon Bazak of Yeshivat Har Etzion argues that the proposed Gaza withdrawal is a punishment for the nation's sins, emphasizing that settling the land i...
23 Jul
Jewish Action Orthodoxy Awakens: The Belkin Era and Yeshiva University 22 Jul
The text discusses the role of Rabbi Dr. Samuel Belkin, the second president of what is now Yeshiva University, in shaping American Modern Orthodoxy in the m...
22 Jul
Jewish Action Remnant of Israel: A Portrait of America’s First Jewish Congregation 22 Jul
"Remnant of Israel: A Portrait of America's First Jewish Congregation" by Rabbi Marc Angel provides an insightful and accessible history of Shearith Israel, ...
22 Jul
Jewish Action Summer Reading 27 Jun
"Summer Reading" presents three Jewish-themed books: "Bylines and Blessings" by Judy Gruen, describing her journey from secular upbringing to an Orthodox lif...
27 Jun
Jewish Action Jews of Arab Countries: The Loss of Ancestral Inheritance 20 Jun
Jews have a long history in Arab countries, predating the Arab conquests. In 1948, over 870,000 Jews lived in the Middle East and North Africa, but by 1958, ...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Religion on the Battlefield 20 Jun
The text discusses the role of religion on the battlefield. It likely covers topics such as the influence of faith on soldiers, the role of chaplains in the ...
20 Jun
Jewish Action What Does the Torah Have to Say about Military Ethics? 20 Jun
The discussion delves into the Torah's teachings on military ethics, particularly in the context of Israel's past conflicts. Rabbi Shlomo Goren's ruling duri...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Questions from the Battlefield 20 Jun
Rabbi Yosef Zvi Rimon, a respected posek, educator, and community rabbi who interacts with soldiers, shares insights on halachic dilemmas faced by soldiers d...
20 Jun
Jewish Action On the Frontlines with Rabbi Shlomo Sobol 20 Jun
Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, a prominent figure in the Jewish community, addresses various challenges faced by congregants during wartime, including soldiers' dilemma...
20 Jun
Jewish Action The Holiest Work 20 Jun
Miriam Neumark Shalev, head of the Tziporit military bases chevra kadisha unit for women, discusses the work of the IDF chevra kadishas womens unit in prepar...
20 Jun
Jewish Action A Different Kind of Battlefield 20 Jun
Amidst the Israel-Gaza conflict, a surge in miluimot – women with children whose husbands are serving in the IDF as reservists – has been noted, with increas...
20 Jun
Jewish Action The Dog that Doesn’t Bark 20 Jun
The article explores the concept of noticing what is not seen, using the analogy from Sherlock Holmes' story "The Adventure of Silver Blaze." It discusses th...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Modesty in the Modern Age: A Symposium 20 Jun
In a symposium on modesty in the modern age, Rabbi Reuven Brand emphasizes the importance of tzenius for meaningful lives in today's society. The essays in t...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Rethinking Tzeniut 20 Jun
The book "Reclaiming Dignity: A Guide to Tzniut for Men and Women" explores the concept of tzeniut (modesty) from various perspectives, beyond just clothing,...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Modesty: An Educator’s Perspective 20 Jun
A seasoned educator reflects on the evolution of teaching modesty (tzenius) to high school students, emphasizing a shift towards inner values and personal gr...
20 Jun
Jewish Action My Tzeniut Journey 20 Jun
A personal reflection on embracing the mitzvah of tzeniut (modesty) as a transformative journey from external appearance to internal qualities, shaping behav...
20 Jun
Jewish Action A New Approach for Teens 20 Jun
Dr. Zipora Schorr, director of education at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School in Baltimore, discusses a new approach to teaching tzeniut (modesty) to a dive...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Tzenius: The Key to an Inner Life 20 Jun
Tzenius, often translated as modesty, holds a deeper meaning revolving around an inner focus on spirituality and self-worth. It directs individuals to look b...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Can Social Media and Modesty Coexist? 20 Jun
Social media presents a significant challenge in maintaining modesty, especially in terms of self-promotion and sharing personal content. While it can be a p...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Public and Private in the Age of Instagram 20 Jun
In the discussion of public and private behavior on social media platforms like Instagram, the article highlights the trend of vulnerability posts, where ind...
20 Jun
Jewish Action To Post or Not to Post 20 Jun
Gila Ross, an educator and podcaster, discusses the importance of accountability and thoughtful engagement on social media in a piece for a Jewish media outl...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Walking a Tightrope 20 Jun
Rebbetzin Ruchi Koval, a kiruv professional and social media influencer, discusses her use of technology to share Torah content and snippets of her personal ...
20 Jun
Jewish Action High Fashion, Higher Standards 20 Jun
Tamar Zinnar, a young woman from New York, created the Bat Melech Boutique to provide free and low-cost modest clothing to young women embracing tzeniut. Ins...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Holding Jewish History in Your Hand 20 Jun
Rabbi Benjamin Yablok of Teaneck, New Jersey, holds a unique collection of Jewish historical treasures in his home, ranging from Temple times to the present ...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Is Compromised Tzenius the Cost of Being a Communal Leader? 20 Jun
The text explores the concept of tzenius (modesty) and its implications for communal leaders, particularly focusing on the multifaceted nature of tzenius in ...
20 Jun
Jewish Action High Steaks: The Kashrus of Lab-Grown Meat 20 Jun
Lab-grown meat, also known as clean or synthetic meat, is meat grown in a lab from animal cells. The kashrut of lab-grown meat depends on factors such as the...
20 Jun
Jewish Action What’s the Truth about . . . Boiling Three Eggs? 20 Jun
The tradition of boiling at least three eggs at a time to nullify blood spots is not explicitly mentioned in halachic sources like the Shulchan Aruch. The pr...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Taking it Outdoors 20 Jun
This article highlights the joys of outdoor cooking and entertaining, particularly in the summer months. It provides tips for successful outdoor cooking, suc...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Rays of Wisdom: Torah insights that light up our understanding of the world 20 Jun
Rabbi Mattisyahu Rosenblum's book "Rays of Wisdom: Torah insights that light up our understanding of the world" delves into the legacy of Rabbi Moshe Shapira...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Giving: The Essential Teaching of the Kabbalah 20 Jun
In "Giving: The Essential Teaching of the Kabbalah," Rabbi Yehuda Lev Ashlag's insights are presented by Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Gottlieb, focusing on Kabbal...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Reviews in Brief Summer 2024 20 Jun
Rabbi Doron Perez's book "The Jewish State: From Opposition to Opportunity" explores the rise of anti-Zionism and offers solutions for Israel to serve as a p...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Mah Shlomcha? 20 Jun
David Olivestone, a resident of Jerusalem, reflects on life in Israel during a period of war, highlighting the delicate balance between maintaining normalcy ...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Letters Summer 2024 20 Jun
The letters from the summer 2024 issue discuss various topics in the Jewish community. One letter disagrees with a definition of Chareidi as being opposed to...
20 Jun
Jewish Action An Inflection Point in Jewish Life—Mi va’Mi Haholchim 20 Jun
A group of rabbis, including Rebecca Alpert, met with the UN Secretary General to support the call for a ceasefire in Gaza and criticized Israel's actions. T...
20 Jun
Jewish Action What Are You Good At? The Art of Positive Feedback 20 Jun
In this reflection on the importance of positive feedback and recognizing strengths, Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph shares a personal story of how a friend's simple a...
20 Jun
Jewish Action A Lifeline for Israeli Teens 20 Jun
The OU Israel established Makom Balev and the Oraita Program to provide programming for Israeli teens, particularly those in economically-disadvantaged areas...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Summer Reading Recommendations 20 Jun
For those seeking intellectually stimulating summer reads, OU Press suggests the following titles: "The Return to Zion" by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik prese...
20 Jun
Jewish Action Choosing Life: The Blessing of Caring for My Father 16 Jun
The text discusses the author's experience of caring for their sick father, who was once a survivor of Nazi Europe and Stalinist communism. The author reflec...
16 Jun
Jewish Action Boosting Morale with Art 22 May
Artist Leah Luria, based in Ramat Bet Shemesh, shifted her focus from painting Israeli landscapes to fundraising for those affected by the recent Hamas attac...
22 May
Jewish Action What’s The Truth About… The Luchot 21 May
The traditional depiction of the Luchot (Tablets containing the 10 Commandments) as rounded at the top in most illustrations deviates from the Talmudic descr...
21 May
Jewish Action Reviews in Brief – The Halachic Haircutting Handbook 21 May
Rabbi Chaim and Binyamin Jachter's "The Halachic Haircutting Handbook" delves into the often-debated topic of whether halachah forbids men from shaving their...
21 May
Jewish Action Excerpt: “Night and Day” from Letters to President Clinton 18 Apr
Senator Joe Lieberman contributed a Torah-based essay to a book called Letters to President ClintonBiblical Lessons on Faith and Leadership, a compilation of...
18 Apr
Jewish Action Joe Lieberman’s Love of Shabbat  18 Apr
Former Senator Joe Lieberman was widely admired for his steadfast commitment to observing Shabbat, despite the challenges it posed during his career as a Uni...
18 Apr
Jewish Action Personal Memories of Joseph Lieberman 18 Apr
Prominent figures in the Jewish community and beyond have shared heartwarming stories highlighting the kindness and menschlichkeit of the late Joseph Lieberm...
18 Apr
Jewish Action Joe Lieberman: The Man, The Mentsch   18 Apr
Joseph Lieberman, the recently deceased retired senator, is remembered as a kind and unpretentious man who took his Jewish faith seriously but without arroga...
18 Apr
Jewish Action Leadership Lessons from the Most Noted Orthodox Politician in US History 18 Apr
Joseph Lieberman, a prominent Orthodox Jewish politician in US history, was known for shaping his political views and conduct through Torah study and Orthodo...
18 Apr
Jewish Action Joe Lieberman: A Role Model for American Orthodox Jews 18 Apr
Joe Lieberman, a prominent figure in American Orthodox Judaism, demonstrated the importance of bringing Jewish values into the public sphere during an Orthod...
18 Apr
Jewish Action Natan Sharansky: On Pesach and Freedom 2 Apr
Natan Sharansky, a former refusenik and political figure, shares his experiences of imprisonment and ultimate release from the Soviet Union, focusing on the ...
2 Apr
Jewish Action Remembering Rebbetzin Bruria David: On the Occasion of Her First Yahrtzeit 2 Apr
Rebbetzin Bruria David, founder of the Beth Jacob Jerusalem seminary, is remembered on the occasion of her first yahrtzeit. Described as a great woman with a...
2 Apr
Jewish Action Haggadah for Teens and Their Grown-Ups 2 Apr
Rebbetzin S. Feldbrand noticed a need for a Haggadah that would engage teenage readers, leading her to create "Haggadah for Teens and Their Grown-Ups." This ...
2 Apr