OU applauds US policy change on Judea and Samaria

Orthodox Union welcomes statement that Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria are not inconsistent with international law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2019, 4:40 AM

Orthodox Union's Yachad appoints rabbinic and halachic advisor

Yachad group for individuals with disabilities in the Orthodox community appoints Rabbi Shay Schachter as rabbinic and halachic advisor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2019, 12:07 AM

OU: An attack on a Jew anywhere is an attack on every Jew

Orthodox Union sends sympathies to Jewish community of Halle, Germany, following attack during Yom Kippur prayers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2019, 5:41 AM

Learning Torah on the eve of Yom Kippur

More than 2,000 people in attendance for marathon day of Shiurim organized by OU Israel on the eve of Yom Kippur.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2019, 11:31 PM

OU condemns Swedish party's proposed circumcision ban

Leadership of Orthodox Union expresses deep concern over Swedish Centre Party’s vote to fight the non-medical circumcision of boys.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/4/2019, 9:42 PM

Long Island family donates record $5 million to NCSY

“Shevet Glaubach Fellowship” designed to train next generation of Jewish leaders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/4/2019, 6:41 AM

We have more power than we realize to keep our children's schools safe

The Teach Coalition – an advocacy arm of the Orthodox Union – is dedicated to achieving maximum American government funding to ensure the safety, strength and affordability of Jewish days schools. You, too, need to speak up. Maury Litwack, 8/13/2019, 2:32 PM

How do you make Israel and Torah relevant to US Jewish kids?

From kosher food to synagogue security to summer programs in Israel - inside OU's efforts to strengthen Jewish identity & fight assimilationYoni Kempinski, 7/29/2019, 10:05 AM

Netanyahu meets OU leadership

“It is time that instead of Israel receiving from the Diaspora, we are giving now,” Netanyahu tells OU leaders from the US and Canada.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2019, 11:10 PM

AIPAC: Charges of dual loyalty are anti-Semitic

AIPAC issues statement after House approves measure broadly condemning anti-Semitism, says US-Israel alliance is a national interest.Ben Ariel, 3/8/2019, 2:45 AM

The limits of Modern Orthodoxy

I am not here to argue the halakhic questions in play here. That ship has sailed. The idea of women serving in the position of rabbi – no matter what the title - has been deemed unacceptable by virtually all Poskim across the spectrum of Orthodoxy.Rabbi Harry Maryles, 2/15/2019, 1:12 AM

Jewish groups welcome new US anti-Semitism envoy

OU, Young Israel and Conference of Presidents welcome appointment of Elan Carr as State Department's anti-Semitism envoy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2019, 3:38 AM

Message from the President of the Orthodox Union

Mr. Moishe Bane, president of the OU: Is PIttsburgh the beginnng of something different for US Jews? Was this a mini-pogrom, to be followed by others? Orthodox Union , 11/2/2018, 3:57 PM

Watch: Thousands of American teens celebrate in Latrun

2,500 youth from hundreds of Jewish communities in North America participate in NCSY event in Latrun.Hezki Baruch, 7/26/2018, 1:05 AM

OU to stop kosher certifying controversial slaughter method

Largest US kashrut certifier no longer accepts meat slaughtered using 'shackle and hoist' method.JTA, 7/25/2018, 2:14 AM

OU Israel holds mega event honoring Olim

Over 2,000 revelers celebrate Independence Day at OU event honoring English-speaking Olim. 'I always knew I would make Aliyah.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2018, 8:52 PM

When soldiers are attacked one 'must intervene'

US Orthodox organizations condemn attacks by some haredim against soldiers and police officers, 'arouses shame and remorse in all of us.'Mordechai Sones, 4/17/2018, 9:38 PM

Why I am pleased with the OU decision on female clergy

This week the OU adopted the position that it will not tolerate any violation of the halakhic responsum banning female clergy.Rabbi Ephraim Epstein , 2/1/2018, 7:27 AM

Jewish organizations hail Trump's Jerusalem move

Jewish organizations in the United States welcome recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, embassy move there.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2017, 4:15 AM

Jewish groups welcome Taylor Force Act

American Jewish organizations welcome approval of bill that would cut PA funding over its payments to terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2017, 5:42 AM

The disappointing Orthodox response to Hotovely

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely is the embodiment of everything that groups such as the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America stand for. Why aren’t the major U.S. Orthodox groups coming to her defense?Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 12/4/2017, 5:13 AM

'The holy books fell apart in our hands'

Jewish Orthodox Union youth send special delegation with Israeli flag to Houston, Texas to help hurricane victims.Mordechai Sones, 9/7/2017, 5:10 PM

2,000 Jewish campers connect with Jewish identity in Israel

OU and NCSY bring thousands of Jewish campers from North America to connect with Israel and their Jewish roots.Yoni Kempinski, 8/3/2017, 5:35 PM

OU connects North American Jews to Jerusalem & Yom Yerushalayim

The president of the OU says celebrations of Yom Yerushalayim must include both national and religious elements.Yoni Kempinski, 5/21/2017, 3:42 PM

Jewish groups welcome Trump's Holocaust speech

Conference of Presidents, Orthodox Union and ADL welcome President Trump’s remarks at Holocaust Memorial Museum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/26/2017, 5:13 AM

Orthodox Union starts Chabad-on-campus type program

Rebbetzin 2.0: Young Orthodox women break mold of 'rabbi’s wife' with co-equal role in OU-sponsored college campus initiative.JTA, 4/16/2017, 7:29 AM

OU backs bid to double security funding for Jewish institutions

Letter in US Senate calls for increased security funding for Jewish and Muslim institutions in wake of anti-Semitic threats.JTA, 3/7/2017, 3:24 PM

NY Gov. announces head of joint anti-Semitism comission

OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin joins NY Gov. Cuomo on solidarity mission to Israel in wake of rising anti-Semitism.Mordechai Sones, 3/6/2017, 7:43 PM

OU rules against women rabbis; Open Orthodox rebel

The Orthodox Union, which serves as the largest umbrella organization of Orthodox synagogues in North America, has stated unequivocally that women may not serve in clergy roles. The RCA did so in 2010.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 2/5/2017, 12:46 AM

Online petition calls on Trump to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

The OU has started an online petition calling on President-elect Donald Trump to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.JTA, 12/6/2016, 9:17 PM

OU: Trump pick for Education Secretary good for religious Jews

OU Advocacy Center head says Trump's choice for Education Secretary shows he is serious about school choice and helping religious students.Gary Willig, 11/25/2016, 11:32 AM

Rabbis Gather in Washington to Oppose Iran Deal

Some 200 rabbis rally on Capitol Hill to express their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.Ben Ariel, 9/9/2015, 11:59 PM

American Jewish Organizations Mourn Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein

Religious Zionist leader's passing 'leaves a vacuum,' the OU, Young Israel say Monday.Tova Dvorin, 4/20/2015, 9:55 PM

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Discovers What OU Israel is About

Rabbi Aryeh Stern hears firsthand that OU is more than just kashrut - it's also 'love of the Land of Israel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2015, 8:29 AM

Bringing Orthodox Jewish Women to the Leadership Table

Interview: Orthodox Jewish NSA officer explains why women could contribute a lot to Orthodox Jewish leadership.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 1/2/2015, 11:37 AM

OU - More Than Just Kosher Food

Arutz Sheva speaks to OU leaders as the organization holds its annual convention in New York to discuss issues of the Jewish community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2015, 10:33 AM

OU 'Adopts' Family of Murdered Druze Officer

Head of the OU in Israel visits family of Zidan Seif, tells them that communities in the United States will commemorate their son's memory.Yishai Karov, 12/1/2014, 2:14 AM

US Slammed for Calling Israeli Land Purchase 'Occupation'

Strong criticism leveled on White House 'harsh rhetoric' against Jerusalem housing plans, and false use of term 'occupation.'Hillel Fendel, 10/2/2014, 6:44 PM

Over 1,000 Attend Jerusalem OU Job Fair

Over 1,000 job seekers attended the fourth OU Job Fair in Israel, seeking positions offered by some 60 potential employers.Yosef Berger, 5/15/2014, 11:09 AM

One Word for Six Million Souls

Arutz Sheva radio host's poignant new book memorializing the 6 million Jewish Holocaust victims has caught international attention.Ben Bresky & Josh Hasten, 2/23/2014, 2:22 PM

Dep. Minister Calls for Unified Standards in Kashrut

Rabbi Ben-Dahan in meeting with OU decries lack of unified standards in Jewish dietary laws, calls for enforcing chief rabbinate standards.Chezki Ezra, Ari Yashar, 11/20/2013, 12:42 AM

OU Concerned by Obama’s Backtrack on Iran

Orthodox Jewish group voices concern over Obama’s new policy on Iran.Maayana Miskin, 11/12/2013, 5:32 PM

Slain Brothers Remembered with Holiday Gifts for Soldiers

Two brothers who fell in combat are commemorated with holiday gifts for 1,000 soldiers.Maayana Miskin, 8/30/2013, 4:43 AM

OU - Not Only About Kashrut Supervision

Rabbi Avi Berman, Director General of the OU, explains how the organization helps immigrants and IDF soldiers.Yoni Kempinski, 8/7/2013, 5:14 AM

OU Pre-Passover Webcast Provides Answers for the Holiday

The Orthodox Union’s two top rabbis are available to answer questions for its annual pre-Passover webcast, set for March 12 at 2:30 pm EDT. Chana Ya'ar, 3/3/2013, 2:12 PM

Rallies Support Israel's Pillar of Defense in New York, Paris

Thousands are rallying to support Israel's right to defend its citizens in the face of ongoing rocket fire from Gaza.Chana Ya'ar, 11/21/2012, 12:05 PM

Twice-Bereaved Mother Tells OU Youths: I'm Happy

Miriam Peretz, whose 2 sons died in combat, tells 1,200 NCSY youths: "In Israel, Jews walk proudly."Gil Ronen, 8/1/2012, 5:27 PM

Torah Tidbits Celebrates 1000th Issue

Torah Tidbits, one of the clearest and longest-lasting English voices for Torah and Aliyah, marked its 1000th issue in special celebration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2012, 1:13 AM

OU ‘Torah Club’ Youth Mark Carmel Fire Disaster

Israeli youth in OU “D’Oraita [Torah] Clubs marked the Carmel fire disaster by learning that putting out fires “is not so simple.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/1/2012, 7:59 PM

A Hanukkah Treasure: The Safran Dreidel Collection

Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran shares another look at one of loveliest and largest dreidel collections in the world with Arutz Sheva's readers.Hana Levi Julian, 12/22/2011, 12:01 PM

300 Prayer Booklets Sent to American Jewish Troops

A shipment of 300 NCSY prayer booklets has gone on a special mission to U.S. Jewish troops serving in Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea. Chana Ya'ar, 10/9/2011, 4:20 PM

OU Youths Enjoy "Day at the Bank"

Dozens of Israeli teens in the OU’s Jack Gindi “Oraita” clubs around Israel were treated to a visit, tour and workshop at Bank Mizrachi-Tefachot.Hillel Fendel, 12/13/2010, 5:56 PM

Chanukah Photo Essay: The Safran Dreidel Collection

One of the most beautiful private collections of Chanukah dreidels in the world belongs to a New York rabbi whose job has no connection to art.Hana Levi-Julian, 12/7/2010, 8:15 AM

Strong Orthodox Opposition to Palestinian State

Orthodox Jewry in the United States is "fairly solid" in its opposition to a PLO state in the heartland of Israel.Hillel Fendel, 11/25/2010, 5:55 PM

Jerusalem Event Counters Judea/Samaria Boycott

The Orthodox Union (OU) and the legal aid Honenu organization teamed up to sell arts and crafts from Judea and Samaria. Israel TV was there.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/27/2010, 3:50 PM

NCSY Teen Ambassadors Train in Jerusalem for College

A new generation of “teen ambassadors” is training in Jerusalem this summer in ways to defend the State of Israel on college campuses.Hana Levi Julian, 7/22/2010, 3:27 PM

Navy Commandos' Squadron 13 Hosted by OU in Gush Etzion

Israel's naval Squadron 13 was hosted by the Israel OU Center in Gush Etzion this week to honor the troops' dedication to the Jewish State.Hana Levi Julian, 6/23/2010, 5:20 PM