OU Mourns The Passing of the Bobover Rebbe

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America mourns the passing of Grand Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam, the Bobover Rebbe, z”tl. Dr. Mandell I. Ganchrow, OU president, said, “The Jewish community has lost a great spiritual leader. Rebbe to thousands and … Continued
Read More Posted at August 4, 2000 at 4:26 pm

Getting Religious Liberty Passed; a Testament to Teamwork

Last week, to the happy surprise of many in the Jewish community, both houses of congress passed by unanimous consent the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. This measure is the latest effort by America’s religious communities to legislatively … Continued
Read More Posted at August 3, 2000 at 4:24 pm

OU Disappointed In Court Ruling Striking New York’s “Kosher Laws”

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – through its Institute for Public Affairs – expressed its disappointment with the ruling of a federal district judge in Brooklyn finding New York State’s kosher food consumer protection laws unconstitutional. … Continued
Read More Posted at August 2, 2000 at 4:20 pm

Congratulatory Letter to Israeli President Katzav

Honorable Moshe Katzav The Knesset, Jerusalem Via Fax Dear President-Elect Katzav, On behalf of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the largest mainstream Orthodox Jewish organization in North America with nearly one thousand synagogues, we congratulate you on … Continued
Read More Posted at July 31, 2000 at 4:18 pm

OU Hails Congressional Passage Of Religious Liberty Legislation

Tonight, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, through its Institute for Public Affairs, hailed the U.S. Congress’ passage of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. The measure passed both the Senate and House by unanimous consent … Continued
Read More Posted at July 28, 2000 at 4:14 pm

OU Applauds Deutsch-Lazio Amendment on Iran

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest mainstream Orthodox Jewish organization, today applauded Rep. Peter Deutsch (D-Fl) and Rep. Rick Lazio (R-NY) for passing an amendment to the Treasury/Postal Appropriations bill that would prevent the administration … Continued
Read More Posted at July 26, 2000 at 4:13 pm

OU Applauds Senate Passage of Marriage Penalty Rollback

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, through its Institute for Public Affairs applauded the U.S. Senate’s 60-39 vote approving a measure designed to abolish the tax code’s unfair treatment of married couples. Currently, public policy, as embodied … Continued
Read More Posted at July 18, 2000 at 4:10 pm

OU Marks Anniversary of Argentinean Terror Bombings

Eight years ago, the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires was struck by a terrorist bomb in which twenty-nine were killed and dozens of Israelis and Argentineans were wounded including Israeli diplomats and staff, pupils in a nearby school, and passersby. … Continued
Read More Posted at July 11, 2000 at 4:08 pm
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