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Statement on Vaccinations from the OU and Rabbinical Council of America

February 10, 2015, by

Orthodox Jewish parents, like responsible parents across the United States, overwhelmingly vaccinate their children against measles, mumps, rubella, polio and the other childhood diseases for which inoculations are now almost miraculously commonplace. As in many communities, a small minority of parents chooses not to do so. The ongoing measles outbreak demonstrates how this could bear […]

OU & Partners Present SPIRIT Programs for Boca Raton and Boynton Beach Retirees, February 17-18

February 9, 2015, by

The Orthodox Union’s Department of Community Engagement, in collaboration with partners, will present the “Stimulating Program Initiative for Retirees that Inspires Thought (SPIRIT),” a forum focused on enhancing the educational opportunities for active retirees in the Jewish community. The educational series will take place on Tuesday, February 17 in Boca Raton’s Congregation Torah Ohr, and […]

OU Expresses Concern Over Obama 2016 Budget Proposal That Reduces Tax Deduction for Charitable Contributions

February 3, 2015, by

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, expressed concern about two key provisions contained in President Obama’s 2016 Federal Budget proposal. Orthodox Union Executive Director for Public Policy Nathan Diament stated: “We are deeply concerned that President Obama has yet again proposed reducing the tax deduction […]

New from OU Press “Chumash Mesoras Harav: Sefer Shemos” With Commentary By Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

February 2, 2015, by

OU Press announces the publication of Chumash Mesoras HaRav: Sefer Shemos, the second volume in this series which contains a running commentary based on the teachings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik on the Chumash. The “Rav,” Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the towering rabbinic thinker of the twentieth century, was also a master of Biblical exegesis, […]