OU Expresses Deep Reservations Over Announced Framework Agreement with Iran

In 2012, President Barack Obama declared that ‘the deal we’ll accept’ with Iran ‘is that they end their nuclear program’ and ‘abide by the U.N. resolutions that have been in place.’ The elements of the framework of a deal announced yesterday by the President and Secretary of State appear to fall short of that stated goal.
Read More Posted at April 3, 2015 at 3:22 pm

A Middle Way Approach to Religious Freedom Laws, by Nathan Diament

The tension between laws that protect religious liberty and those that prohibit discrimination against gays is the culture war battleground of the decade. The recent enactment of Indiana's "Religious Freedom Restoration Act" is but the latest flashpoint for this ongoing clash.
Read More Posted at April 1, 2015 at 11:55 pm

South Florida Delegation Pushes For Expanded School Choice Options In Tallahassee

A 45-person mission of Jewish community and business leaders from South Florida pushed state legislators on Wednesday to support the expansion of Florida’s school choice options. Organized by the Jewish Leadership Coalition (JLC) with assistance from the Orthodox Union, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, the mission represented nearly every Jewish community and Jewish day school in South Florida.
Read More Posted at March 27, 2015 at 12:35 pm

NY Senate Leadership Tells Joint Orthodox Union/UJA-Federation Delegation To “Be Aggressive” In Advocacy Efforts for Education Tax Credit

Contact: Roslyn Singer Director of Communications, OU Advocacy 212-613-8227/202-489-4180 rsinger@ou.org   Today, members of the New York Senate leadership encouraged a delegation of community and Jewish day school leaders from Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester and Upstate—in Albany to support the … Continued
Read More Posted at March 17, 2015 at 8:54 pm

OU Advocacy Hosts Post-Israeli Election Analysis Conference Call

On Wednesday, March 18, OU Advocacy hosted a Post-Israeli Election conference call with experts David Horovitz and Shmuel Rosner. David Horovitz is the founding editor of The Times of Israel. Previously, he was editor of The Jerusalem Post and The Jerusalem Report. … Continued
Read More Posted at March 11, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Orthodox Union Welcomes $13 Million Funding For Nonprofit Security Grants In Homeland Security Bill

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, welcomed Congressional passage of a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which includes $13 million for the Nonprofit Security Grants Program (NSGP). The House sent the legislation to President Obama; he signed the bill into law today.
Read More Posted at March 4, 2015 at 10:59 am
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