How Justice Scalia’s death impacts 6 cases that matter to Jews

With the sudden passing this weekend of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court is now split 4-4 between liberals and conservatives, throwing into doubt how the court will rule on a raft of cases — including several watched by Jewish … Continued
Read More Posted at February 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Despite budget fight, an effort focused on students

Pennsylvania has long been a pioneer in school choice, providing tax-credit programs that enable tens of thousands of low- and middle-income families to place their children in the most appropriate educational settings. But the state’s budget stalemate threw these crucial … Continued
Read More Posted at February 16, 2016 at 5:06 am

Toomey’s Message Hits Home at OU Meeting

On Feb. 12, speaking before some 70 representatives of the Jewish community from Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania at the invitation of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) reiterated his support for Israel and concern for its welfare … Continued
Read More Posted at February 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

OU & RCA Statement on the Passing of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

Today, the leaders of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America – the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization – and the Rabbinical Council of America — a membership body representing 1,000 Orthodox rabbis, issued the following statement with … Continued
Read More Posted at February 15, 2016 at 11:32 am

Orthodox Union Helps Present PA School Choice Champion Award

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, recently joined with the Pennsylvania affiliate of the Council on American Private Education (PA CAPE) and other education organizations to honor state Rep. Jim … Continued
Read More Posted at February 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Orthodox Union Welcomes Pentagon’s Reversal of Apparent Anti-Semitic Discrimination in Federal Security Clearance Process

The leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, welcomes the Pentagon’s reversal of its decision to deny security clearance to Dr. Gershon Pincus due to alleged “divided loyalties” between the U.S. and Israel. The initial denial was a decision made September by the federal Office of Personnel Management.
Read More Posted at January 15, 2016 at 11:21 am
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