Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and the Rabbinical Council of America wrote to President George W. Bush to express the support of these leading Orthodox Jewish organizations for federal funding for stem cell research so long as such research is conducted under careful guidelines.
The position expressed by the statement was developed in close consultation with leading rabbinic authorities and Orthodox Jewish scientists.
The UOJCA represents nearly 1,000 Orthodox Jewish synagogues and the RCA has a membership of over 1,000 Orthodox rabbis.
A copy of the letter is now online. Inquiries may be directed to the Union’s Institute for Public Affairs at 202-857-2770.