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New York Yeshivas Get City Funds for Guards — at Cost of $19M

The Forward, December 19, 2015

Orthodox bodies join Jewish groups rejecting Trump call to bar Muslims

JTA, December 10, 2015

NY City Council passes $20M bill funding security for private schools

JTA, December 8, 2015

For once, Mayor de Blasio snubs the teachers union

New York Post, December 7, 2015

Senate Dems meet with Jewish leaders, talk Iran and refugees

JTA, December 3, 2015

100 Jewish Schools to Receive Free Security

The Jewish Week, November 30, 2015

NYC to Fund $19M for Security Guards in Nonpublic Schools

Jewish Insider, November 25, 2015

What Obama did and didn’t say about Ezra Schwartz

JTA, November 25, 2015

Obama phones family of American teen killed in Palestinian terror attack

The Hill, November 24, 2015

US religious leaders make forceful appeal to admit refugees

Associated Press/AP, November 21, 2015

Jewish Orgs. Weigh In as House Votes to Tighten Screenings for Syrian and Iraqi Refugees

Tablet, November 20, 2015

Askanim Optimistic on Incoming Speaker Paul Ryan

Hamodia, October 29, 2015

County spares bus route to help CESJDS students

Washington Jewish Week, October 28, 2015

UNESCO to vote on proposal declaring Western Wall a Muslim site

JTA, October 19, 2015

Josh Pruzansky on JM in the AM Discusses Tuition Affordability and the Importance of Voting

JM in the AM, October 12, 2015

Orthodox rabbis rally in D.C. against Iran deal

South Florida Sun Sentinel, September 15, 2015

OU and RCA Lead Rally Against Iran Deal

Hamodia, September 10, 2015

ZOA, Tea Party anti-Iran deal rally in D.C. features shofar blowing, Trump

JTA, September 10, 2015

Rabbis Rally Against Iran Deal

ABC News, September 9, 2015

N.J. rabbis make final plea to Congress to kill Iran deal

NJ.com/The Star-Ledger, September 9, 2015

Hundreds Of Rabbis Gather In Washington To Oppose Iran Nuclear Deal

5 Towns Jewish Times, September 9, 2015

200 Orthodox Rabbis Rally Against ‘Repugnant’ Iran Deal

JP Updates, September 9, 2015

On Iran, Clinton navigates policy as Trump sounds a trumpet

The Jerusalem Post, September 9, 2015

Rabbis Gather in Washington to Oppose Iran Deal

Arutz Sheva/Israel National News, September 9, 2015

Montgomery County Mulls Dropping Bus Route Used by JDS Students

Washington Jewish Week, September 9, 2015

Local Rabbis Join DC Mission to Protest Iran Deal

New Jersey Jewish Link, September 3, 2015

Nathan Diament on JM in the AM Discusses the Emergency Mission to Washington to Stop the Iran Nuclear Deal

Nachum Segal Network/JM in the AM, September 4, 2015

Rallying Against the Iran Deal

The Jewish Press, September 2, 2015

Congressional Democrats Face Political Pressure on Iran Nuclear Deal

The Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2015

Heard Around Town: Half-Hearted Hurrah for Half-Day Pre-K

City & State, August 19, 2015

Lobbying Fight Over Iran Nuclear Deal Centers on Democrats

The New York Times, August 17, 2015

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Nathan Diament on Fox News

Your World with Neil Cavuto, August 5, 2015

Obama Tries to Reassure American Jewish Leaders on Iran

CNN, August 5, 2015

Obama Presses Jewish Groups to Support Iran Deal

The Hill, August 4, 2015

Orthodox Union Steps Up Campaign Against the Iran Nuclear Deal

Washington Jewish Week, July 30, 2015

Rabbis Plan DC Protest of Iran Deal Ahead of High Holidays

Times of Israel, July 30, 2015

Rabbis to Protest Iran Nuke Deal

The Hill, July 30, 2015

Federation, OU Lobby for Area Day Schools

New Jersey Jewish News, July 27, 2015

White House Brings Lawmakers into Situation Room on Iran

CNN, July 16, 2015

Orthodox Jewish Leaders Press Congress to Reject Iran Deal

New York Post, July 15, 2015

Obama Begins 60-Day Campaign to Win Over Iran Deal Skeptics at Home and Abroad

The New York Times, July 15, 2015

Orthodox Jews are Only the First to Mobilize Against the Awful Iran Deal

The Washington Post, July 15, 2015

Day Schools Win Big in Trenton

The New Jersey Jewish Standard, July 9, 2015

A Landmark Victory, And Challenge

The New York Jewish Week, July 1, 2015

Orthodox Jewish Groups Brace for Consequences of Gay-Marriage Ruling

JTA, June 30, 2015

Josh Pruzansky, Regional Director of OU Advocacy-NJ, on JM in the AM with Nachum Segal

Nachum Segal Network, June 30, 2015

OU Weighs in on SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision

The Jewish Press, June 29, 2015

Religious Groups React to Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

Tampa Bay Times, June 26, 2015

Jewish groups Celebrate Supreme Court’s Legalization of Gay Marriage Nationwide

JTA, June 26, 2015

Religious Leaders Ponder Next Steps after Supreme Court Rules for Same-Sex Marriage

The Deseret News, June 26, 2015

Orthodox Lobbyist: After Charleston, Black Communities Need Same Security Funding as Jews

JTA, June 25, 2015

Charleston Shooting Adds to Security Fears in Places of Worship

The New York Times, June 24, 2015

Agudah, OU Laud $250M Allocation for Mandated Services Owed to Yeshivas

JP Updates, June 24, 2015

Framework Agreement on Non-Public New York Schools

The Jewish Press, June 24, 2015

PEMA to South Jersey: ‘No Funds for You’

The Jewish Exponent, June 18, 2015

OU delegation warns of rise in threats

The Jewish Chronicle, June 18, 2015

Is Chuck Schumer Waffling on Iran Nuclear Deal?

The Jewish Daily Forward, June 18, 2015

Senate subcommittee doubles grants for nonprofits’ security

JTA, June 17, 2015

Senate Panel Doubles ‘Jewish Earmark’ to $25M

The Jewish Daily Forward, June 17, 2015

Albany’s ‘big ugly’ may have private school tax credit

The Journal News, June 11, 2015

OU Leaders ‘Work the Hill’ on Mission to Washington

The Jewish Link of New Jersey, June 11, 2015

Help For Parents With Day School Tuition

The New York Jewish Week, June 10, 2015

Domestic Security Concerns, Iran Dominate OU Mission to D.C.

The Jewish Exponent, June 10, 2015

NYC Jewish Groups Unite for Passage of Tuition Tax Credit Bill

The Jewish Voice, June 10, 2015

US Jewish groups slam administration’s ‘hypocritical’ view on Jerusalem

The Times of Israel, June 9, 2015

High Court Backs President in Use of Jerusalem on U.S. Passports

The Wall Street Journal, June 8, 2015

US Supreme Court: No ‘Israel’ allowed on passports of Americans born in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Post, June 8, 2015

Jerusalem mayor urges Obama to recognize Israel’s capital

The Times of Israel, June 8, 2015

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Allowing ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ on Passports

The Algemeiner Journal, June 8, 2015

U.S Ambassador Pushes Back Against Criticism of Supreme Ct. Decision on Jerusalem

JP Updates, June 8, 2015

‘Put this at the top of our agenda’ Federation and day schools join OU for state funding push

The New Jersey Jewish Standard, June 05, 2015

With One Week Left, Jewish Groups Rally for Tuition Aid

Hamodia, June 8, 2015

Dermer: Israel’s challenge is integrating haredim

JTA, June 5, 2015

Baltimore Community Contingent Joins National Orthodox Union Leaders in meeting With U.S. Leaders in DC

Baltimore Jewish Life, June 4, 2015

OU Advocacy-NY Policy Director Jake Adler on Spin Class with Michael Fragin

Nachum Segal Network, June 4, 2015

State tax credit scholarship program upheld

Flordia Jewish Journal, June 1, 2015

Supreme Court Backs Muslim Woman Denied Job Over Head Scarf

Hamodia, June 1, 2015

Jewish Orgs Applaud Supreme Court For Upholding Religious Freedom in Workplace

JP Updates, June 1, 2015

Why Jewish organizations received $110 million from Homeland Security

Religion News Service, May 29, 2015

New York Tax Credit Could Help Orthodox Schools

The Jewish Daily Forward, May 27, 2015

School Kids, Councilmembers Rally for Passage of Greenfield’s Security Bill

JP Updates, May 27, 2015

OU & UJA Launch Campaign for Passage of Edu Tax Credit Bill

The Jewish Voice, May 27, 2015

Nathan Lindenbaum & Sam Moed interviewed on JM in the AM to discuss OU’s Teach NJS initiative

JM in the AM, May 26, 2015

What you need to know about New York’s proposed education tax credit

JTA, May 26, 2015

Obama: Israel’s government should live up to the nation’s founding ideals

The Washington Post, May 22, 2015

Obama Stresses Support for Israel, but Refuses to ‘Paper Over’ Discord

The New York Times, May 22, 2015

Jewish Orgs Launch Campaign To Pass Education Tax Credit Bill

JP Updates, May 20, 2015

OU Advocacy’s top priority locally: Busing for parochial school students

The Washington Jewish Week, May 20, 2015

Josh Pruzansky interviewed on JM in the AM to discuss OU’s new Teach NJS Initiative

JM in the AM, May 19, 2015

Education Is Primary Issue for Jews, Too, in Philly Mayoral Race

The Jewish Exponent, May 13, 2015

Jewish groups applaud passage of Iran oversight bill

The Times of Israel, May 8, 2015

Orthodox Jews and Secular Parents Unite to Demand Half-Day Pre-K Slots

The New York Observer, May 6, 2015

White House Seeks to Publicly Mend Fences With Netanyahu, but Issues Remain

The New York Times, April 22, 2015

Ted Cruz woos Orthodox Jews

Politico, April 16, 2015

Obama lobbies Jewish groups to back Iran deal

The Times of Israel, April 14, 2015

Senate Leaders and White House Make Their Cases on Iran Deal Legislation

The New York Times, April 13, 2015

Kerry’s Pitch on Iran Deal Falls Flat With Skeptics in Congress

Bloomberg Politics, April 13, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Israel and the Iran Deal

The New York Times, April 9, 2015

With Iran Deal in Hand, White House Makes Sales Pitch to Preserve It

The New York Times, April 3, 2015

How Far Will the Obama Administration Go in Maligning Israel?

Charisma News, April 1, 2015

Blame, confusion follows collapse of Dream Act and school tax deal

Capital New York, March 27, 2015

Private School Parents Urged to Lobby for Education Investment Tax Credit

The Jewish Link of Bronx, Westchester, and Connecticut, March 26, 2015

Legislators, Community Activists Increase Pressure on Albany To Pass Education Tax Credit

JP Updates, March 25, 2015

‘Broader lens’ urged for conscience rights issue than marriage debate

The Pilot, March 25, 2015

Congresswoman Apologizes Referring to Political Rival as ‘Orthodox Jew’

The Jewish Daily Forward, March 24, 2015

Democrat Apologizes for ‘Orthodox Jew’ Slur at J Street Event

Arutz Sheva, March 24, 2015

‘Broader lens’ urged for conscience rights issue than marriage debate

CatholicPhilly.com, March 24, 2015

NYC Mayor Allows Tax-Payer Funded Private Pre-K Schools Prayer Breaks, Flexible Schedule

The Christian Post, March 21, 2015

Nathan Diament appears on CBS Los Angeles to discuss Israeli election aftermath

CBS Los Angeles, March 19, 2015

NY Senate Tells Orthodox Union To “Be Aggressive” To Push Education Tax Credit

JP Updates, March 18, 2015

Mayor Trumpets High Demand for Pre-K

The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2015

NYC’s plan for prayer break in pre-K classes raises concerns

The Washington Post, March 15, 2015

New York City’s Plan For Prayer Break In Pre-Kindergarten Classes Raises Concerns

The Huffington Post, March 15, 2015

NYC’s plan for prayer break in pre-K classes raises concerns

Newsday, March 15, 2015

NYC’s Plan for Prayer Break in Pre-K Classes Raises Concerns

ABC News, March 15, 2015

NYC’s plan for prayer break in pre-K classes raises concerns

The Herald-Standard, March 15, 2015

OU Praises Introduction Of Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act Into Congress

5 Towns Jewish Times, March 13, 2015

UPK Far from Universal

Mishpacha, March 4, 2015

Montgomery County Council adds funds for private school busing

The Washington Jewish Week, March 4, 2015

Homeland Security bill includes $13 million for religious and other nonprofit groups

JTA, March 4, 2015

Mayor de Blasio Seeks Stronger Ties With Jewish Voters

The New York Times, March 4, 2015

The complicated politics of a school-donation tax credit

Capital New York, March 2, 2015

Jewish Activist: Netanyahu Will Focus on Real Threat, Nuclear Iran

Newsmax, March 2, 2015

To Bibi or not to Bibi? The Question Ahead of Netanyahu’s Historic Speech

Hardball with Chris Matthews, March 2, 2015

Netanyahu’s Visit Bringing Uninvited Problems for Jewish Democrats

The New York Times, March 1, 2015

Jewish groups slam Boteach ad on Susan Rice

JTA, February 28, 2015

Outrage Spreads Over Shmuley Boteach ‘Genocide’ Ad Smearing Susan Rice

JTA, February 28, 2015

Brooklyn Jewish, Catholic High School Students Push for Education Tax Credit in Albany to Launch OU Campaign

Yeshiva World News, February 27, 2015

Students lobby for New York education tax credit

Newsday, February 26, 2015

Governor’s Link of Tuition Assistance Programs Sets Up Fight Between Assembly, Senate

NY1, February 26, 2015

Christian, Gay Rights, and Jewish Groups Help Muslim in Head Scarf Case Against Abercrombie & Fitch; Win Likely After Supreme Court Oral Arguments

CP Politics, February 25, 2015

Orthodox Union Praises Cuomo’s Commitment to Education Tax Credit

JP Updates, February 24, 2015

Pre-K On Sunday? Orthodox Groups Divided On New UPK Options

The Jewish Week, February 19, 2015

De Blasio’s New UPK Sparks Optimism For Some, Disappointment For Others

Vos Iz Neias, February 19, 2015

Pre-K? Yes. Universal? Not yet.

The Flatbush Jewish Journal, February 19, 2015

Qualifying for UPK: Will de Blasio Accommodate Orthodox Jewish Schools?

City & State, February 19, 2015

NYC changes pre-K rules to accommodate Orthodox schools

JTA, February 19, 2015

New York City Adjusts Pre-K Rules to Attract More Religious Schools

WNYC SchoolBook, February 19, 2015

City changes rules to accommodate religious schools that teach pre-K

The Daily News, February 19, 2015

New York City Eases Pre-K Rules to Allow Prayer Breaks

The New York Times, February 18, 2015

De Blasio Adds UPK Requirement Options To Accommodate Jewish Day Schools

JP Updates, February 18, 2015

Credit-worthy kids

The New York Post, February 9, 2015

No Jew Left Behind

The New York Post, February 9, 2015

For US Orthodox, ‘upper-class’ incomes often not enough

The Times of Israel, February 5, 2015

OU’s Litwack Calls on de Blasio for Orthodox Jewish Inclusion in Universal Pre-K Program

The Jewish Voice, February 4, 2015

For Orthodox, tax-defined ‘upper’ incomes are often stretched

Arizona Jewish Post, February 3, 2015

Major Jewish Orgs Criticize Obama Admin For Lack Of Charitable Tax Deduction In New Budget

JP Updates, February 3, 2015

Achieving Transformative Legislative Change for Jewish Area’s Day Schools

The Jewish Link of the Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut, January 29, 2015

Maury Litwack Interviewed by Nachum Siegel on JM in the AM

WFMU Radio, January 29, 2015

Jewish Community Says Mayor’s Universal Pre-K Leaves Them Out

WPIX-TV Ch. 11, January 28, 2015

Nathan Diament Interviewed by Kathy Hoekstra on Michigan’s WJR Radio

WJR Radio, January 28, 2015

Orthodox Jewish Group Presses for More Half Day Pre-K Seats

WNYC SchoolBook, January 28, 2015

OU Calls on Mayor de Blasio to Make His Signature Universal Pre-K Program ‘Universal’

Yeshiva World News, January 28, 2015

OU Launches Campaign Against De Blasio For Lack of Pre-K Seats For Jewish Schools

JP Updates, January 28, 2015

City’s Orthodox Jews upset with free Pre-Kindergarten program, want time for religious instruction

Daily News, January 27, 2015

Cuomo Includes Education Tax Credit, Passed By State Senate, In Budget; De Blasio Opposes

JP Updates, January 21, 2015

A victory for religious liberty: Supreme Court allows Muslim inmates to grow beards

Deseret News, January 21, 2015

Muslim prisoner wins U.S. Supreme Court beard case with the aid of Orthodox Jews

Haaretz, January 21, 2015

Muslim Prisoner Wins Right to Wear Beard in Case With Orthodox Support

The Jewish Daily Forward, January 20, 2015

Supreme Court avoids lather, OKs inmate’s half-inch beard

McClatchey DC, January 20, 2015

Court upholds inmate’s religious liberty

Baptist Press, January 20, 2015

Christians Celebrate Supreme Court Approval of Religious Prison Beards

Christianity Today, January 20, 2015

Breakaway Senate Dems unveil ‘Invest New York’ policy agenda

The Daily News, January 19, 2015

GOP bill would kill presidential mandate on waiving Jerusalem law

JTA, January 14, 2015

Senator Cruz Reintroduces Legislation To Move US Embassy To Jerusalem

JP Updates, January 14, 2015

OU Executive Director Nathan Diament on Jewish Security in France and the United States

Newsmax TV, January 13, 2015

Public Schooling’s Pluralism Problem and the School Choice Solution

The Cato Institute, January 9, 2015