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2 US Orthodox Jewish groups laud striking down of Roe v. Wade, while Orthodox Union 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'player

Marking September 11, 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 in Carson v. Makin

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'player

OU Women's Initiative launches virtual Beit Midrash with 2 learning tracks

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

Orthodox Union 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

Orthodox Union 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'player

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'player

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 Olimplayer

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