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No organization (i.e.the OU) can excommunicate anyone. It does not, however, mean that our communities lack organizing principles. Those principles operate based on individual choice. People effectively expel synagogues not compliant with mainstream halacha.
The OU has established parameters for a three-year period during which the umbrella body for American Orthodox congregations will work to bring its member synagogues who employ female clergy into compliance with OU standards, which stipulate that a woman cannot serve as a rabbi.
The OU is planning an ad campaign condemning the mayor's failure to meet the nutritional needs of city children.
In late August, four coalitions of Jewish clergy issued statements they planned to boycott the president's call, in response to Trump’s weak response to the neo-Nazi and white supremacist riots in Charlottesville, Va.
Israeli ZAKA Volunteers Working with Jewish, Christian Communities on Recovery from Hurricane Harvey
After an initial briefing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and with the Orthodox Union which is coordinating the volunteers within the Jewish community in Houston, the ZAKA team set out to work.
In parts of the Houston area, the slow-moving tropical storm Harvey has set a record for rainfall from a single storm anywhere in the continental United States, with 51.88 inches since the storm began. According to the Harris County Flood Control District, as much as 30% of Harris County’s 1,800 square miles of land is flooded.
Jewish music superstar Mordechai Shapiro entertained the massive crowd at the event.
A delicious summer recipe for our readers.
The natural choice for kashrut supervisors around the globe are the Chabad emissaries.
Just pop Mom’s Chicken in the oven and in just minutes, you’ll be able to serve your family a delicious meal.
Rabbi Emanuel Holzer was one of the first and most active in helping to grow the "kosher food industry" at the OU.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approved a resolution condemning the PA's anti-Israel incitement.
The Palestinian Authority thinks, or makes believe, that the white "kittel" worn on Yom Kippur is a "priestly garment."
Rabbis will appeal to Congressmen, especially the Jews, immediately before the Rosh HaShanah New Year.
His mission was to have vodka produces from the seven species of the land of Israel - figs, dates, pomegranate, wheat, barley, olive and grapes.
The Orthodox Union, B'nai Brith and the Houston Federation are pitching in.
Today’s hijab ban could be tomorrow’s kippa ban.
The OU criticized White House and State Dept. Spokespeople for suggesting Jews buying houses in Jerusalem is 'provocative.'
The news that the Chief Rabbinate withdrew kosher supervisors from Turkish plants in the face of Israel’s war in Gaza is part of what...
Before, we were unified in prayer and hope for the boys’ safe return. Now, tragically, we are unified in grief.