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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

Orthodox Union Expresses Outrage at 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, expressed its outrage at the opposition Dr. Gershon Pincus is facing from the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in his effort to obtain security clearance for his civilian position in the U.S. Navy, as described in The Wall Street Journal.
Read More Posted at December 17, 2015 at 6:49 pm

An Open Letter to President Barack Obama

Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum of Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst authored and circulated this Open Letter to President Obama about the murder of Ezra Schwartz:   To the Honorable President Barack H. Obama: The life of a young American teenager has, tragically, been … Continued
Read More Posted at November 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Orthodox Union Mourns Loss of Ezra Schwartz and Other Terror Victims

Our hearts are broken. We in the American Orthodox Jewish community have felt deep grief with each and every terrorist attack on innocent Israelis these last two months. But today, we mourn the loss of Ezra Schwartz—an 18-year old who was in Israel for a post high school year of study and service—a coming of age rite that pervades our community.
Read More Posted at November 20, 2015 at 9:33 am

Orthodox Union Applauds Unanimous Approval by House Foreign Affairs Committee of Resolution Condemning Incitement within Palestinian Authority

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the unanimous approval by the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs of H. Res. 293, a bipartisan resolution that expresses “strong condemnation” of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement within the Palestinian Authority.
Read More Posted at October 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Orthodox Union Condemns UNESCO Proposal Seeking to Reclassify Western Wall as Muslim Site

Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, condemned the draft UNESCO resolution that seeks to declare that the Western Wall in Jerusalem—one of Judaism’s holiest sites—belongs to the al-Aksa Mosque compound and should be declared a Muslim site.
Read More Posted at October 19, 2015 at 4:03 pm
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