OU Welcomes Senate Passage of S.1248

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America—the nation’s largest umbrella organization of Orthodox synagogues representing almost 1,000 congregations nationwide—welcomed passage of S.1248, the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by a vote of 95 -3. … Continued
Read More Posted at May 13, 2004 at 8:16 pm

Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich Meets With Leaders of Montgomery County

Today the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, hosted Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. at the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville. After touring the facility, Governor Ehrlich met with lay … Continued
Read More Posted at May 13, 2004 at 8:13 pm

OU Applauds Senate Passage of Global Anti-Semitism Review Bill

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America praised the passage by the U.S. Senate of a bill mandating global assessment of anti-Semitism. The new law, S.2292, introduced by Senator George Voinovich (R-OH), will mandate the State Department to report … Continued
Read More Posted at May 12, 2004 at 8:11 pm

OU Applauds Powell Condemnation of Anti-Semitism at Berlin Conference

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – applauded a strong denunciation of anti-Semitism delivered today by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell at an international conference on anti-Semitism being … Continued
Read More Posted at April 28, 2004 at 7:26 pm

OU Applauds Federal Court Decision in Favor of Synagogues

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America welcomed a ruling announced yesterday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit against the town of Surfside, Florida and in favor of two Orthodox Jewish synagogues. The two … Continued
Read More Posted at April 22, 2004 at 7:23 pm

OU Applauds Senator Voinovich Bill to Combat Anti-Semitism

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish synagogue organization, applauds U.S. Senator George Voinovich (R-OH) for introducing the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004 (S.2292), a bill that would require the State Department to … Continued
Read More Posted at April 8, 2004 at 7:20 pm

Judaism and the Death Penalty; Of Two Minds but One Heart

Judaism and the Death Penalty; Of Two Minds but One Heart by Nathan J. Diament FIRST PRINCIPLES If one can be certain of anything in a discussion of Judaism’s views regarding capital punishment, especially those held in a public forum, … Continued
Read More Posted at April 1, 2004 at 8:17 pm
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