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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, […]

OU Israel Welcomes Rabbi Aryeh Stern, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem

January 22, 2015, by

Rabbi Aryeh Stern was elected Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Yerushalayim on October 22, 2014. A student of Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook, Rabbi Stern filled an 11-year vacancy that was created by the death of Rabbi Yitzhak Kolitz ז”ל in 2003. The chief editor of the Halacha Brura and Berur Halacha Institute, he is recognized as being […]