חג כשר ושמח
PLEASE NOTE: The OU Israel Center will be closed during Pesach.
Our regular activities will resume on Tuesday April 22 (22 Nisan).
By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran
“With a simple command, God makes clear that teaching is fundamental to our observance of Passover. Fundamental and obligatory. I must teach my son, my children, of the great miracle God performed in delivering me from slavery. Not only must I teach, but my teaching must be personal – to me and to my student.”
“Everyone likes to teach the chacham, Rabbi Safran writes. But the Torah was given to “All of us. Not just the fathers. Not just the teachers. Not just the chachamim. All of us. All the sons. All types. All backgrounds.”Read More
OU Israel Center invites you to the Israel premiere of this animated Purim film.
8:00 p.m. Motzaei Shabbat March 8 and
4:30 p.m. Monday March 10 and Wednesday March 12.
The day before Ta’anit Esther (March 12) three busloads of people left the OU Israel Center in Yerushalayim where it was raining and very cold and headed south.
Their destination: the IDF Infantry Training Base near Yeruham.
Their purpose: to bring Purim joy to IDF soldiers
“At one base, a jeep drove up and a soldier said he couldn’t believe we were there. He told his commanding officer and the officer couldn’t believe it either. He had to see it with his own eyes. He asked if we could come to his outpost after and give out mishloach manot to his friends,” explained Stan Hillelsohn, chairman of the OU Israel Commission. “It was supposed to be an early day because we had only arrived in Israel that morning, but we went over there and the soldiers were singing and dancing.”Read More
This year, the kids in Sderot gave instead of received. “The kids felt empowered. They were strong enough to help someone else.”Read More