Jewish Features

Jewish Features

Passover Question Round-Up

WHAT DOES OU-P MEAN? The OU-P symbol means that the OU has certified a product bearing that label as Kosher for Passover. To receive such a certification, an extremely high level of supervision is required including hashgacha temidit (constant supervision),…

Psak Halacha on Female Clergy

(A message from the Rabbinical Alliance of America (RAA) and the Igud HaRabbonim) Recently a swirl of controversy has engulfed the Jewish Community surrounding the role of female clergy and Halacha. Some of our Chaverim have reached out to the…

The Talmudic Formula for Success

I made my fortune but didn’t feel successful. What was missing? After practicing corporate and securities law for a couple of years at one of the largest law firms in the world, I decided to pursue my entrepreneurial passions and…

American Jewry is Disappearing

Patrilineal descent and intermarriage are the problem, not the solution The recent Jewish People Policy Institute study found that outside of Orthodoxy, fewer Jews are getting married, those marrying are marrying later and having fewer children and intermarriage rates are…

ABCs of Purim

Summing up the Purim holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat Purim is Judaism’s most dramatic, fun-filled holiday. When else can you dress up like a bunny rabbit and eat doughy triangles filled with poppy seeds? Purim…