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OU Dismayed by Gay Pride Parade to Be Held in Jerusalem

November 9, 2006, by

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America is profoundly offended by the “Gay Pride” parade scheduled for this Friday in the Holy City of Jerusalem, Israel. Torah observant Jews cannot be silent as those who flout the word of God provocatively choose to stage this event in Judaism’s holiest city.

A Powerful Video Shows the Aftermath of War in Israel and the OU’s Vigorous Response

November 3, 2006, by

The video begins with the sounds and pictures of war, with images of smoke and fire, of missiles falling, of buildings destroyed, of bomb shelters packed and people weeping – children and adults alike – all to the accompaniment of the sounds of big guns. These images are real, photographed by Israelis during the war against Hezbollah this summer, as missiles fell all over the north of Israel, traumatizing the populace.

It’s Showtime for Yachad/NJCD:’Academy Awards’ To Highlight Nov 13, Second Annual ‘Oscar’ Ceremony

October 31, 2006, by

Following last year’s highly successful National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD) “Academy Awards” for leading performances in support of people with disabilities, presented by the Orthodox Union’s Yachad/ NJCD, the program returns once again this year with “Yachad Oscars: A Benefit and Awards Ceremony.” The “Oscars” celebrate the “Jewish community’s dedicated individuals who have consistently delivered outstanding performances on behalf of Yachad/NJCD.”

Duncan Hines to Offer OU Certified Pareve Cakes Again

October 26, 2006, by

There is good news for kosher consumers who want their Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mixes, certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, to have pareve and non-dairy status. The company has reversed a decision made in 2005 to switch the product to dairy, therefore rendering it unusable for cakes that are served with meat meals at the Sabbath table. The product line includes Moist Deluxe Classic Yellow, the best selling cake mix in the country, and other consumer favorites such as Devil’s Food, Lemon Supreme and Butter Recipe Golden.