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The OU and Women Rabbis: Look Again!

24 Shevat 5777 – February 20, 2017
How do we expand leadership roles and titles that the OU and its Rabbinical Panel recommend while developing and continuing a halakhic conversation about the exact parameters of those roles and titles?

Rabbi Emanuel Holzer, z’l, NY Jewish Leader, Passes

15 Adar I 5776 – February 23, 2016
Rabbi Emanuel Holzer was one of the first and most active in helping to grow the "kosher food industry" at the OU.

BiPartisan US House Comm. Squarely Points at PA as Source of...

13 Heshvan 5776 – October 26, 2015
The House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approved a resolution condemning the PA's anti-Israel incitement.

PA Charges Jews with Wearing ‘Priestly Garments’ on Temple Mount [video]

12 Tishri 5776 – September 25, 2015
The Palestinian Authority thinks, or makes believe, that the white "kittel" worn on Yom Kippur is a "priestly garment."

Orthodox Rabbis to Lobby near Rosh HaShanah against Deal with Iran

15 Av 5775 – July 30, 2015
Rabbis will appeal to Congressmen, especially the Jews, immediately before the Rosh HaShanah New Year.

OU Weighs in on SCOTUS Gay Marriage Decision

13 Tammuz 5775 – June 29, 2015
The OU respects the process which led to the Obergefell decision, but prays religious liberty won't be sacrificed.

US Entrepreneur Turns Kosher Vodka into Spiritual Experience [video]

5 Tammuz 5775 – June 22, 2015
His mission was to have vodka produces from the seven species of the land of Israel - figs, dates, pomegranate, wheat, barley, olive and grapes.

Jewish Organizations Raise Relief Funds after Houston Flood

11 Sivan 5775 – May 29, 2015
The Orthodox Union, B'nai Brith and the Houston Federation are pitching in.

Jewish Groups Back Muslim Woman’s Headscarf Appeal to Supreme Court

11 Tishri 5775 – October 5, 2014
Today’s hijab ban could be tomorrow’s kippa ban.

OU Rejects US Govt’s Criticism of Jews Buying Homes in Jerusalem

9 Tishri 5775 – October 2, 2014
The OU criticized White House and State Dept. Spokespeople for suggesting Jews buying houses in Jerusalem is 'provocative.'

Kosher Supervisors Wary of Worldwide Anti-Semitism

12 Av 5774 – August 7, 2014
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...

OU and Rabbinical Council of America ‘Cry Out in Anguish’

3 Tammuz 5774 – July 1, 2014
Before, we were unified in prayer and hope for the boys’ safe return. Now, tragically, we are unified in grief.

Jewish Groups Praise New EEOC Workplace Guidelines

7 Adar II 5774 – March 8, 2014
Jewish groups across the religious spectrum praised Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines on accommodating religious attire in the workplace. The guidelines published Thursday are for...

Congress Budgets $13 Million for Nonprofits Security

18 Shevat 5774 – January 18, 2014
Congress budgeted $13 million for a nonprofit security assistance program that mostly aids Jewish institutions. The money was allocated in the $1.1 trillion budget passed...

OU Reverses Position and Says Quinoa Can Be Kosher for Passover

1 Shevat 5774 – January 1, 2014
Now quinoa is OK for Pesach says the OU.

More Kosher Snack Foods Coming Up for Passover

14 Tevet 5774 – December 16, 2013
Snack food manufacturers are increasingly turning to the Orthodox Union for kosher certification to expand their markets during the Passover holiday. Classic Foods announced last...

Liberal Jews Praise Gay Protection Law, Orthodox

7 Kislev 5774 – November 10, 2013
An array of liberal Jewish groups lauded the U.S. Senate for passing a bill that would extend federal anti-discrimination protections to gays. “Today’s bipartisan Senate...

Jewish Institutions Awarded $9 million in Federal Security Grants

27 Elul 5773 – September 2, 2013
Approximately 90 percent of the $10 million in funding for non-profit organizations announced by the Department of Homeland Security to help nonprofit organizations protect...

Kerry Briefs Jewish ‘Leaders’ (Cheerleaders?) on MidEast Talks

3 Elul 5773 – August 9, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry met with what the Jewish Telegraph Agency described as "Jewish leaders" to "brief" them on the resumption of Israeli-Arab...

Jewish Schools Advocacy Bringing Hundreds of Millions in Public Funds

25 Tammuz 5773 – July 3, 2013
Private Jewish day schools and yeshivas get hundreds of millions of dollars through tax credit programs.

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