Religious Freedom

OU Advocacy champions First Amendment guarantees for the religious liberties of individuals and institutions of faith.

What Does Trump Victory Mean For The Jewish Agenda?

The 2016 presidential election campaign is finally over. Donald Trump secured a remarkable victory over Hillary Clinton, and Republicans held onto their majority control of the House of Representatives and Senate. Trump campaigned touting a range of bold, if not … Continued
Read More Posted at November 9, 2016 at 1:28 pm

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 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
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