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by Zvi Volk The week before Pesach when most Israeli teens were either helping clean the house or going on tiyulim with their youth groups, teens from the Jack E. Gindi Oraita Youth Clubs and Makom Balev had a very different kind of experience. They visited Retorno, an inpatient rehabilitation center near Bet Shemesh, about 25 miles…

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For a special crowd of 115, this year’s Pesach Seder was one they will long remember. In Nazareth Illit, OU Israel’s Jack E. Gindi Oraita Youth Club organized a seder in a local yeshivah high school for the teens and their families. Some of the participants came with siblings, some came with their families, and…

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Pesach 5775 פסח All times listed are for Yerushalayim. For other cities, check with local Batei Knesset (synagogues). Leil HaSeder is Leil Shabbat (Friday Night April 3). Hadlakat Neirot is 6:24 PM. Bedikat Hametz is Thursday Night April 2. Final time for eating hametz is Friday April 3 at 10:06 AM. Final time for Biyur…

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Listen to this shiur which was presented to an overflow crowd at the OU Israel Center on Sunday evening, March 22, by Rav Zvi Rimon, Chairman of the Halacha Education Center and Author of “Pesach Haggadah and The Seder Night.” Download the following pdf files to follow the shiur. Use three highlighters to help organize…

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For 20 Yachad Israel members, participating in this year’s Jerusalem Marathon on March 13 was the culmination of a dream. They all ran five or 10 kilometers. From left, first row: Hannah Tessel, from Riverdale, Bronx, President of the Yachad Israel Leadership Board; Suri Goldstock; Mendy Goldstock; Yoel Sterman, Director of Yachad Israel. Second row:…

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Web Guide

Get your complimentary copy with the Friday March 13 edition of The Jerusalem Post. On Friday March 20 the Guide will be available with Torah Tidbits in communities outside of Jerusalem. On Friday March 27 it will be distributed to other communities. Simultaneously this year’s OU Israel Pesach Guide will be available at selected hotels….

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This year’s campaign to send Mishloach Manot packages to IDF soldiers for Purim was the most successful ever. Donors in Israel and the US gave more than NIS 32,000/more than $8,000. The following letter was sent to the offices of OU Israel from one of the soldiers who received a package: My name is Yossi…

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