The Orthodox Union joined with other leading Orthodox Jewish organizations on the issue of whether Florida may avoid the obligation to provide kosher food in its prisons to religiously observant inmates on the ground that providing kosher meals to anyone … Continued
In the Courts
OU Advocacy files legal briefs in court cases that impact the Jewish community.
On May 5, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway. This case involved the constitutional scope and content of prayers recited at the opening of official government meetings. A … Continued
The Orthodox Union joined with other leading Orthodox Jewish organizations to defend the constitutionality of the federal tax code’s “parsonage” allowance for clergy in federal court. OU Advocacy joined an amicus brief drafted by the noted attorney Nathan Lewin. The … Continued
The OU joined with other national Jewish organizations (alongside organizations of other faiths) to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of religious business owners challenging a provision of the Affordable Care Act, which requires employer-sponsored health insurance … Continued
To read the amicus curiae brief filed on behalf of the Bronx Household of Faith on October 10, 2012, click here.
To read the amicus curiae brief filed on behalf of Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky on August 5, 2011, click here.
Today, the Orthodox Union (Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization commended a Washington State appellate court for its decision to uphold Washington’s Humane Slaughter Law, permitting kosher and halal slaughtering of animals. … Continued