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Moishe Bane

The Melody of Pain

July 19, 2018, by

Watch OU’s Live Tisha B’Av Webcast Here. Tisha B’Av has always been a challenge for me. References to the human dimensions of the tragedies described in Eichah and the kinos touch some emotional chords, but the core of Tisha B’Av is mourning a spiritual loss. The focus of our sadness is supposed to be the […]

UPDATE: OU Acts to Reverse “Zero-Tolerance” Immigration Policy

June 18, 2018, by

I am writing to update you on the Orthodox Union’s engagement and advocacy in the current debate over the U.S. government’s immigration enforcement policies at the border with Mexico. The Orthodox Union’s position is clear; we are opposed to the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy under which parents and children are separated. The OU holds this […]

UPDATE: Message from OU President Moishe Bane about the OU’s meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

June 14, 2018, by

I am writing to update you on the Orthodox Union’s engagement and advocacy in the current debate over the U.S. government’s immigration enforcement policies at the border with Mexico. The Orthodox Union’s position is clear; we are opposed to the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy under which parents and children are separated. The OU holds this […]

Message from OU President Moishe Bane on Torah New York

March 16, 2018, by

Dear Friend, There are few experiences as profound as sitting at the Seder table to celebrate God’s miracles and the creation of the Jewish people. On the second night of Pesach, we begin counting forty-nine days leading up to the festival of Shavuos, when we celebrate our receipt and embrace of God’s Torah at Mt. […]