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  • OU Alumni-JUSTIFI Thailand – June 2015!

    OU Alumni-JUSTIFI Thailand – June 2015!

    For the third year, OU Alumni is partnering with JUSTIFI to offer a social justice trip to Thailand for Jewish college students and young professionals. The 10-day program between June 2nd and June 11th will expose participants to Thailand’s rich culture, allow them to understand human trafficking and child exploitation in Southeast Asia, educate and inspire Thai youth, and ride on

    posted by , on January 27, 2015, with No Comments
  • Blogs from Berlin: A Different Kind of Company, A Different Kind of Car

    Blogs from Berlin: A Different Kind of Company, A Different Kind of Car

    One of the places that OU Alumni’s Germany Close Up trip visited was the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg. Actually, we were the first GCU group to do so and VW rolled out the red carpet for us.

    posted by , on August 28, 2014, with No Comments
  • Blogs from Berlin: Why Don’t We Know This Story?

    Blogs from Berlin: Why Don’t We Know This Story?

    In 1943, the SS rounded up certain Jewish men for deportation. These were men who were married to non-Jewish women and who had non-Jewish children. About 2,000 were rounded up, 20 of whom were actually forwarded to Auschwitz.

    posted by , on August 18, 2014, with No Comments
  • Blogs from Berlin: Revisiting the Past through Present Teshuva

    Blogs from Berlin: Revisiting the Past through Present Teshuva

    By no means did they paint a rosy picture of modern Germany, but they proved that – contrary to the belief of some Jews I have spoken with – not all German are Nazis. The Torah teaches that children cannot be blamed for the sins of their ancestors, that people are capable of doing teshuva, repentance. The Torah’s truths apply here too.

    posted by , on August 18, 2014, with No Comments
  • Blogs from Berlin: It’s Not Only About Us

    Blogs from Berlin: It’s Not Only About Us

    It’s a common enough refrain that we’ve all heard before: should a Holocaust memorial commemorate the six million Jews lost in the Holocaust or the eleven million total people? One could certainly argue merits on both sides. On the one hand, Jews were Hitler’s foremost target: no other group was vilified or persecuted nearly as

    posted by , on August 14, 2014, with No Comments
  • Blogs from Berlin: “Never Again” Means Something Different to the Perpetrator

    Blogs from Berlin: “Never Again” Means Something Different to the Perpetrator

    Sometimes this difference in attitude can be misunderstood. For example, Americans have been taught that "Kristallnacht" means "the night of broken glass," referring to the powerful imagery we have been shown of the broken shop windows. This is actually not the case. ...

    posted by , on August 13, 2014, with No Comments