OU Pleased By Lott Putting RLPA On Senate’s ‘Short List’

Following up on a commitment stated last week to a leadership delegation of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott announced today that he expects the Religious Liberty Protection Act to be among those … Continued
Read More Posted at October 20, 1999 at 7:32 pm

OU Mourns the Passing of Dr. Yosef Burg

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America joins with the people of the State of Israel in mourning the death of Dr. Yosef Burg, former Minister of Religious Affairs of Israel, a position among the many posts which he … Continued
Read More Posted at October 18, 1999 at 7:31 pm

OU Disappointed By Supreme Court Decision Not To Review

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, through its Institute for Public Affairs, expressed its deep disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review a decision by the Maine Supreme Court denying the appeal of five … Continued
Read More Posted at October 12, 1999 at 7:27 pm

OU Welcomes Supreme Court Decision

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, through its Institute for Public Affairs, welcomed a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand an Arizona Supreme Court decision which upheld the constitutionality of a state tax credit … Continued
Read More Posted at October 5, 1999 at 6:43 pm

OU Hails Bipartisan Senate Introduction of Workplace Religios Freedon Act

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization — hailed today’s introduction of the Workplace Religious Freedom Act in the U.S. Senate by Senators Sam Brownback (R-KS), John Kerry (D-MA) Tim Hutchinson … Continued
Read More Posted at September 30, 1999 at 6:40 pm

THE WORKPLACE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT – BACKGROUNDER

THE WORKPLACE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT B A C K G R O U N D E R Critical Legislation for the American Community Today in the United States, where the First Amendment of the Constitution protects each citizen’s right to … Continued
Read More Posted at September 30, 1999 at 5:59 pm

OU Joins in Call for Federal Court to Uphold New York Kosher Food Laws

Today, an attorney representing the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America among a coalition of Orthodox Jewish organizations, as well as the New York State Attorney General’s office argued before U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon in favor of upholding … Continued
Read More Posted at September 24, 1999 at 6:39 pm
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