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Election 2014: OU Advocacy Analysis

With the election results in and all the races decided, OU Advocacy provides you with our analysis of the elections and how they impact the issues we work on for the Jewish community. Federal The midterm elections delivered control of … Continued

Read More Posted at November 5, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Orthodox Union Urges Broad Ruling by U.S. Supreme Court to Reject Limitations on Male Facial Hair in Prison

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, called for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against the Arkansas prison regulations that compel religiously observant men to violate their beliefs and either shave their beards entirely or limit the length of the beard to one half-inch. The high court is scheduled to hear the case in question, Holt v. Hobbs, on Tuesday, October 7.

Read More Posted at October 6, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Orthodox Union Calls on U.S. Court of Appeals to Require Florida Dept. of Corrections to Provide Kosher Food to its Religious Jewish Inmates

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, called for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to reject the Florida Department of Corrections’ appeal claiming that it can refuse to provide kosher food in its prisons on financial grounds.

Read More Posted at October 6, 2014 at 8:07 am
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