OU Mourns the Death of Senator Paul Wellstone

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America released the following statement with regard to the tragic death of Senator Paul Wellstone and those traveling with him on an airplane: The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America expresses … Continued
Read More Posted at October 28, 2002 at 5:13 pm

Statement Regarding Voting

Dear Rabbis and Synagogue Leaders, As we anticipate the upcoming election season, the Institute for Public Affairs of the Orthodox Union is urging synagogues, yeshivot, and schools across the country to play an active role in the political process. You … Continued
Read More Posted at October 28, 2002 at 5:12 pm

OU Hails Federal Appeals Court Ruling Against New Jersey

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – hailed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit defending religious liberty and rejecting religious bigotry as … Continued
Read More Posted at October 24, 2002 at 5:11 pm

OU Praises Federal Agency For Bringing

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, through its Institute for Public Affairs, praised the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for filing a religious discrimination lawsuit yesterday in federal court in New York against The French Connection, … Continued
Read More Posted at September 26, 2002 at 5:05 pm

OU Supports Atty. Gen. Ashcroft’s Appeal

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – through its Institute for Public Affairs, stated its support for an appeal filed by the U.S. Department of Justice seeking to overturn … Continued
Read More Posted at September 23, 2002 at 5:03 pm

OU Urges Passage of Syria Accountability Act, S. 2215, H.R. 4483

Ever since Israel withdrew from Lebanon in accordance with UN resolution 425, Syria has been giving Hezbollah a green light to continually attack Israel’s northern border. Syria is one of the world’s leading sponsors of international terrorism. Syria continues the … Continued
Read More Posted at September 17, 2002 at 3:41 pm

Letter to Congress: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

February, 2002 Dear Member of Congress, As you are aware, this year Congress must undertake the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Orthodox Jewish community has a significant stake in this reauthorization process. This is because … Continued
Read More Posted at September 1, 2002 at 6:39 pm

OU Welcomes Dismissal Of Challenge To Clergy Tax Allowance

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – through its Institute for Public Affairs – welcomed the decision Monday by a federal appeals panel to dismiss a case questioning the constitutionality of a tax allowance for housing costs … Continued
Read More Posted at August 28, 2002 at 3:40 pm

OU Wages Voter Registration Campaign, Distributes Guide to Community

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – through its Institute for Public Affairs – is contacting synagogues and OU members throughout the country to join a voter registration campaign. A kit containing talking points, a state-by-state guide to … Continued
Read More Posted at August 7, 2002 at 3:38 pm
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