OU Appalled at Inclusion of Haider party in Austrian Government

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the largest mainstream Orthodox Jewish organization comprised of nearly 1,000 synagogues nationwide, expressed its deep dismay at the inclusion of the Freedom Party under the leadership of Jorg Haider in the new … Continued
Read More Posted at February 4, 2000 at 1:22 pm

OU Encourages Marriage Penalty Rollback

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, through its Institute for Public Affairs, wrote to members of the House Ways & Means Committee as well as the Director of The White House Office of Management & Budget, Jacob … Continued
Read More Posted at February 1, 2000 at 1:19 pm

Action Alert: Equality for Israel at the United Nations Act of 2000

To: Officers, Rabbis, Synagogue Leaders, Info Net From: Richard B. Stone, Chairman Betty Ehrenberg, Director, International and Communal Affairs Re: Equality for Israel at the United Nations Act of 2000 IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED The OU/IPA is urging all our members … Continued
Read More Posted at January 25, 2000 at 1:18 pm

OU Marks Eleventh Anniversary of Pan Am 103 Bombing

Eleven years ago, on December 21st 1988, the world was shocked at the downing of jumbo jet Pan Am 103 at Lockerbie, Scotland. All 259 passengers and crew and eleven people on the ground were killed, including 189 Americans, among … Continued
Read More Posted at December 23, 1999 at 8:17 pm

OU Deeply Troubled by Vermont Ruling for Same-Sex Couple Recognition

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, through its Institute for Public Affairs, was deeply troubled by the Vermont Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples must be extended the same … Continued
Read More Posted at December 20, 1999 at 8:14 pm

Judaism Values Life

For the second time in less than four years, a debate is taking place in our nation over the issue of physician-assisted suicide. It is a debate that has serious moral as well as public policy implications. It is also, … Continued
Read More Posted at December 9, 1999 at 7:50 pm
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