Orthodox Union

Pinchas Stolper, OU rabbi who retired after abuse scandal, dies at 90

Stolper retired in 2000, the year the New York Jewish Week exposed decades of allegations of physical and sexual abuse of minors by Rabbi Baruch Lanner


Roe v. Wade: For Orthodox Jews, it's wait and see on decision

All of the US states’ laws have exemptions for a threat to the mother’s life, but there are variations.

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Orthodox Union sued over past abuse by rabbi convicted of sexual abuse

The Orthodox Union and its youth group were sued over past abuse by Baruch Lanner, rabbi convicted of sexually abusing teenage students.


Impossible Pork shouldn't be kosher - opinion

"We should be glad that technology has created a meaningful difference between veggie beef and veggie pork — but if the distinction is there, the ban on the pork must be, too."

By David Zvi Kalman/JTA

OU launches program for Jewish people with special needs

The program, REACH, will provide resources tailored to the individual needs of members of the New York Jewish community with developmental, intellectual and learning disabilities and their families.

Over 3,000 expected at Orthodox Union's virtual Torah Yerushalayim on Sept. 12

Speakers including Chief Rabbi David Lau and singer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz, are expected to be at this year's virtual Torah Yerushalayim event.

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FBI rolls out a public awareness campaign against hate crimes

The campaign aims to encourage the public to report hate crimes to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It will feature messaging in 17 languages, including Hebrew and Yiddish.

New US bill includes $50m. for nonprofits energy upgrade

The OU has been pushing for these reforms for over a decade, said its Advocacy Center Executive Director: "Our nation’s synagogues, churches, day schools, have badly needed this update."

The poor man’s Passover prayer

OU delves out grants to NA synagogues to get congregants back to prayer

Synagogues chosen for the grants include 35 institutions across the United States and one situated in a Canadian province - from New York to Baltimore to LA and back, up and over to Ottawa.

OU rebukes GOP-led PA legislature for cutting nonprofit security funding

Less than 3 years after the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania legislature plans to cut security funding for nonprofits to zero.

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