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OU Staff

Rabbi Pinchas Teitz’s Civil Rights Polo Grounds Speech

June 11, 2020, by

Mr. Chairman, Reverend Clergy, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: I have the great honor to bring you greetings and blessings from the highest rabbinic tribunal in the world, the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada. I am here to express our full solidarity with the heroic struggle waged by awakened courageous

World Zionist Congress 2020 Election Results

March 26, 2020, by

The election results have finally arrived! We are excited to let you know that the Orthodox Israel Coalition have emerged as the leading Orthodox slate, with 21,698 votes and second out fifteen slates overall. We would like to just take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support throughout this

‘Most Visible Jews’ Fear Being Targets as Anti-Semitism Rises

February 20, 2020, by

A rabbinical student was walking down a quiet street in Brooklyn last winter, chatting on the phone with his father when three men jumped him from behind. They punched his head, knocking him to the ground before fleeing down the block. When police officers arrested three suspects later that night, the student, a Hasidic man

OU Israel Helps Organize Mass Prayer at the Kotel for Coronavirus Victims

February 20, 2020, by

Hundreds gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Sunday to pray for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak and to halt the epidemic. Worshipers recited prayers and Psalms, sang and even danced in a circle, asking God to help in the finding of a cure for the disease, in a ceremony promoted by Chief

Congrats to Center for Communal Research Photo Contest Winner

February 13, 2020, by

Congrats to Lior Melnick for winning the Center for Communal Research’s photo contest and $1,000! His winning photo, titled: Eishet Chayil, Will I Find?, was chosen for its creativity, quality, originality and responsiveness to the prompt. Stay tuned for more on this topic from the Center soon.

Orthodox Union EVP Allen Fagin meets with AG Barr

January 30, 2020, by

OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin attended a meeting in Brooklyn this week with U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who convened the meeting with Jewish leaders to discuss combating hate crimes and antisemitism. The meeting drew widespread media attention – please see coverage below: AP The New York Times CNN The Washington Post ABC News