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'Defending ourselves is a Jewish ethic'

Rabbi Moshe Hauer of the Orthodox Union tells Arutz Sheva how American Jews are experiencing the current situation.

'Defending ourselves is a Jewish ethic'

'We will rally for Israel and protest antisemitism'

Rabbi Moshe Hauer, executive vice president of the Orthodox Union, speaks with Arutz Sheva towards the Jewish rally in Washington.

'We will rally for Israel and protest antisemitism'

American Jewish community embraces Israel

The Orthodox Union is currently working to promote significant support for the families from the areas affected by Israel's war with Hamas.

American Jewish community embraces Israel

'These are the tools we need during challenging times'

Rabbi Leo Dee offers words of inspiration at OU Israel’s Torah Modiin Conference. 'We live in a reality which is constantly changing.'

'These are the tools we need during challenging times'

'Jerusalem is in the middle of an earthquake, stop the fighting'

Hundreds from Jerusalem's English-speaking community attended OU Israel’s annual Torah Yerushalayim Conference for the Days of Awe.

'Jerusalem is in the middle of an earthquake, stop the fighting'

Israeli startup gets kosher certification for lab-grown product

Orthodox Union certifies Israeli brand of lab-grown meat as kosher — but not pareve.

Israeli startup gets kosher certification for lab-grown product

Orthodox Union helps make kosher food more accessible to US Navy

OU collaborates with Aleph Institute and the Navy to overcome issues with limited storage space and resupply opportunities on ships.

Orthodox Union helps make kosher food more accessible to US Navy

'American Jews need the connection to Israel desperately'

Rabbi Moshe Hauer on tensions between secular and religious sectors: We have to come to an understanding.

'American Jews need the connection to Israel desperately'

The rabbi who knows the secret formula of Coca Cola

Rabbi Yerachmiel Morrison, Rabbinic Coordinator of OU Kashrut Department, speaks to INN about maintaining company's kashrut and secrecy.

The rabbi who knows the secret formula of Coca Cola

Celebrating 100 years of OU kosher certification

OU Kosher CEO Rabbi Menachem Genack and COO Rabbi Moshe Elefant speak about OU's longstanding success and the future of the organization.

Celebrating 100 years of OU kosher certification

'We're here to thank God for miracle called the State of Israel'

Thousands converge on Liberty Bell Park in the capital for OU celebration of Israel's 75th Independence Day.

'We're here to thank God for miracle called the State of Israel'

OU provides Passover supplies to 21,000 Jews in Ukraine

OU provides Passover supplies to 21,000 Jews in Ukraine

Orthodox Union meets with Europe’s largest synagogue movement

Historic first in-person NYC meeting between OU and United Synagogue leads to wide ranging discussions and brainstorming on shared issues.

Orthodox Union meets with Europe’s largest synagogue movement

Orthodox Union condemns riots in Huwara after terror attack

'This must never, ever happen again.' Senior OU official slams Jewish rioters for reprisals against Arab town where terror attack occurred.

Orthodox Union condemns riots in Huwara after terror attack

Orthodox Union elects new president

New OU leader pledges to continue 'quiet diplomacy' approach to solving issues of importance to Orthodox community.

Orthodox Union elects new president

OU event thanks Florida for $60M in Jewish school funding

At Teach Florida legislative breakfast, Jewish leaders thank state legislators for enabling Jewish children to attend day schools.

OU event thanks Florida for $60M in Jewish school funding

OU satisfied with religious protections in gay marriage bill

OU endorses religious rights provisions added to federal bill enshrining gay marriage, even as it distances itself from the bill's purpose.

OU satisfied with religious protections in gay marriage bill

OU congratulates Netanyahu over election results

OU leadership: We trust Netanyahu will deliver on his mandate to protect the Jewish state.

OU congratulates Netanyahu over election results

A new security device might help prevent synagogue attacks

New security measures for Orthodox synagogues will alert them to threats, even on Shabbat.

A new security device might help prevent synagogue attacks

2 Orthodox Jewish groups laud end of Roe v Wade, while OU wavers

Leading Orthodox Jewish groups unite in rejection of abortion on demand, yet differ in response to striking down of Roe v. Wade.

2 Orthodox Jewish groups laud end of Roe v Wade, while OU wavers

Rabbi Pinchas Stolper, Orthodox Union leader, dies at 90

Rabbi Pinchas Stolper, a pioneer in making Orthodox Judaism accessible to young people, has died at 90.

Rabbi Pinchas Stolper, Orthodox Union leader, dies at 90

New bill to dramatically increase funding for security program

Orthodox Union applauds US House Approval of legislation to Authorize $500 Million annually for security grants for synagogues.

New bill to dramatically increase funding for security program

'Freedom to worship only when there is freedom from fear'

Orthodox Union applauds passage of bipartisan Pray Safe Act establishing clearinghouse on safety and security for faith-based organizations.

'Freedom to worship only when there is freedom from fear'

Orthodox Union's Rabbi Moshe Elefant: 'Kosher is hot in the US'

With kosher more popular than ever, Arutz Sheva spoke to the Orthodox Union's Rabbi Moshe Elefant about kosher food in the US and in Israel.

Orthodox Union's Rabbi Moshe Elefant: 'Kosher is hot in the US'

Orthodox Union honors over 2,000 first responders

OU-JLIC college students and young professionals honor first responders 20 years after 9/11.

Orthodox Union honors over 2,000 first responders

Orthodox Union files 'Friend of the Court' brief

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America urges SCOTUS to require state school aid program to include religious schools.

Orthodox Union files 'Friend of the Court' brief

OU chief: Authorities can't act if hate crimes aren't reported

Orthodox Union joins FBI-Newark Field Office to launch national public awareness campaign to promote reporting of hate crimes.

OU chief: Authorities can't act if hate crimes aren't reported

OU pressing members of Congress to meet with Orthodox voters

Orthodox Union organizing dozens of meetings between lawmakers and their Orthodox Jewish constituents after Gaza conflict.

OU pressing members of Congress to meet with Orthodox voters

'We must act to nip anti-Semitism in the bud'

'The Democratic party has to deal with its internal issues on anti-Semitism,' says top Orthodox Union official following surge in attacks.

'We must act to nip anti-Semitism in the bud'

OU Women's Initiative launches virtual Beit Midrash

Orthodox Union launches online women's learning program with intensive and lecture series tracks for the Three Weeks.

OU Women's Initiative launches virtual Beit Midrash

OU names Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph as EVP and COO

OU appoints Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph as its executive vice president and chief operating officer.

OU names Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph as EVP and COO

OU praises NY governor for anti-hate crime spending package

Orthodox Union lauds Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to spend $45 million to protect at-risk institutions from hate crimes.

OU praises NY governor for anti-hate crime spending package

OU women's initiative launches Nach Yomi program “Torat Imecha”

Orthodox Union launches women's Nach Yomi study program, 'Torat Imecha'.

OU women's initiative launches Nach Yomi program “Torat Imecha”

Orthodox Union commends FBI foiling Colorado synagogue attack

Calls for federal, state governments to increase protection for synagogues, other houses of worship.

Orthodox Union commends FBI foiling Colorado synagogue attack

US Jewish groups demand freedom for Jonathan Pollard

OU, Agudath Israel, and Coalition for Jewish Values write separate pleas to President Trump to allow Pollard to care for his ailing wife.

US Jewish groups demand freedom for Jonathan Pollard

Torah takes the mound at Citi Field

OU brings 29 Torah scholars to annual event at home of the New York Mets.

Torah takes the mound at Citi Field

OU celebrates 40 years with Shwekey

Orthodox Union’s Israel arm celebrates its 40th anniversary in a gala concert with international singer Yaakov Shwekey, 5,000 attendees.

OU celebrates 40 years with Shwekey

Our intense focus on Torah Education is celebrated, yet it's flawed

Our intense focus on Torah Education is celebrated, yet it's flawed

2,500 Diaspora Jewish teens meet for one night in Israel

Orthodox Union's NCSY brings together 2,500 Jewish teens from US and around the world for a special evening in Raanana.

2,500 Diaspora Jewish teens meet for one night in Israel

'2,500 Jewish teens prove - we are one nation'

Participants of the variety of OU NCSY summer programs gather to celebrate and rejoice

'2,500 Jewish teens prove - we are one nation'

New charity to provide kosher food to American Jews in need

Orthodox Union opens Kosher Food Lifeline to provide low-cost or free kosher food to Jews in need around the country.

New charity to provide kosher food to American Jews in need

Thousands celebrate Independence Day with OU Israel in Jerusalem

The celebration is the first in a series of events to mark the 40th year of the Orthodox Union’s presence in the State of Israel.

Thousands celebrate Independence Day with OU Israel in Jerusalem

OU mourns passing of President Bush

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America mourns former President George H.W. Bush.

OU mourns passing of President Bush

Converso saga brought to Jerusalem stage – in English

Women's Orthodox Union acting group highlights riveting story of Spanish Aguilar family's long road to freedom.

Converso saga brought to Jerusalem stage – in English

OU agrees: Separating migrant families 'undermines' US values

Orthodox Union joins Jewish communal letter opposing family separations.

OU agrees: Separating migrant families 'undermines' US values

'We have every single party represented'

Orthodox Union official says his organization unites left and right, hopes US Embassy move will encourage more Jews to visit Jerusalem.

'We have every single party represented'

OU announces: Previously-parve Pringles may now be dairy

OU warns consumers to check whether the Pringles they buy are dairy, dairy equipment, or parve.

OU announces: Previously-parve Pringles may now be dairy

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.'

OU Israel holds mega event honoring Olim

Saudi Crown Prince holds first-ever meeting with Jewish leaders

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with heads of Orthodox Union, Reform and Conservative movements.

Saudi Crown Prince holds first-ever meeting with Jewish leaders

OU commends US House for passing violence prevention act

Orthodox Union applauds US House for passing bipartisan school safety bill funding increased security and violence prevention programs.

OU commends US House for passing violence prevention act

NY Assemblyman rips Sen. Schumer for criticism of Orthodox Jews

Dov Hikind slams Sen. Chuck Schumer for jabs at Orthodox Jews. 'Where is Schumer on BDS? On terrorist apologist Linda Sarsour?' CJV agrees.

NY Assemblyman rips Sen. Schumer for criticism of Orthodox Jews

The Orthodox Union isolates the final four

The Orthodox Union isolates the final four

Orthodox Union will not penalize synagogues with women clergy

OU says it won't penalize synagogues that already employ women as clergy, but reaffirms prohibition on hiring women for rabbinic positions.

Orthodox Union will not penalize synagogues with women clergy

OU applauds American veto at Security Council

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America welcomes veto of resolution calling for withdrawal of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem.

OU applauds American veto at Security Council

'Everyone should feel like they belong'

From ASL interpreters to service dogs, Orthodox shuls are trying to be more inclusive.

'Everyone should feel like they belong'

Chabad leaders: Report child abuse to secular authorities

Chabad rabbis rule Jewish law permits abusers to be reported directly to non-Jewish authorities, say no reason to ask rabbi first.

Chabad leaders: Report child abuse to secular authorities

Trump invites Orthodox leaders to holiday call - snubs Reform

President to hold annual pre-Rosh Hashanah conference call with Orthodox leaders, snubs Reform movement reps who pledged to refuse invite.

Trump invites Orthodox leaders to holiday call - snubs Reform

Live: Tisha B'Av prayer and learning in Jerusalem

Watch live from the OU Israel Center: THE PATH - From Destruction and Despair to Restoration and Repair.

Live: Tisha B'Av prayer and learning in Jerusalem

As consumption rises, more companies produce kosher cheese

Here’s why some of America’s top cheese brands are now going kosher.

As consumption rises, more companies produce kosher cheese

Am I a lonely woman of faith?

Am I a lonely woman of faith?