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Orthodox Union Praises Bipartisan Group of U.S. Representatives for Recommending Renegotiation of Iraqi Jewish Archives Scheduled Return to Iraq

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, commends the group of 18 Members of Congress for introducing House Resolution 505, strongly recommending the United States renegotiate the return of the Iraqi Jewish Archive to Iraq. The bipartisan group of co-sponsors includes Representatives Ros-Lehtinen, Israel, Deutch, Roskam, Nadler, Stivers, Grimm, Lowey, Weber, Chabot, Titus, Franks, Bill Johnson, Peter King, Wolf, Patrick Murphy, Frankel and Schakowsky.
Read More Posted at March 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Orthodox Union Praises U.S. Senate for Unanimous Approval of Resolution 333, Recommending Renegotiation of Iraqi Jewish Archives’ Scheduled Return to Iraq

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, praised the U.S. Senate for passing Senate Resolution 333 last night, which strongly recommends the United States renegotiate the return of the Iraqi Jewish Archive to Iraq. The resolution was adopted unanimously, with 30 co-sponsors.
Read More Posted at February 7, 2014 at 11:10 am

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passes Resolution 333, Recommending Renegotiation of Iraqi Jewish Archives’ Scheduled Return to Iraq

For Immediate Release                                                           Contact: February 4, 2014                                                                    Roslyn Singer, 212-613-8227 Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, commended the United States Foreign Relations Committee for passing Senate Resolution 333, … Continued
Read More Posted at February 4, 2014 at 4:54 pm

OU Submits Letter to U.S. Dept. of Defense Voicing Concern about Revised Religious Accommodations for Military Personnel

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, submitted a letter to Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jessica L. Wright concerning the Department of Defense’s recently revised instructions on “Accommodation of Religious Practices within the Military Services.”
Read More Posted at February 3, 2014 at 3:20 pm

OU Urges Senators Toomey, Blumenthal to Support Senate Resolution 333, Urging State Dept. to Renegotiate Terms of Iraqi Jewish Archives

Dear Senator, As representatives of AJC, Justice for Jews from Arab Countries, Anti-Defamation League, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, World Jewish Congress, B’nai B’rith International, American Sephardi Federation, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the … Continued
Read More Posted at February 3, 2014 at 1:45 pm
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