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Congressional budget includes double the security funding for nonprofits

The funding goes to hardening targets with “barriers, gates, safety gear, surveillance equipment."

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Orthodox Union, US Rabbinic Council advise use of coronavirus vaccine

Jews are obligated to care for their own health and protect others from harm or illness under Halakha.

Coronavirus guidelines: How should Jewish communities behave in winter?

These guidelines were created by the OU and RCA after consulting with numerous poskim (halachic authorities) to best determine communal decisions and policies.


Rockoff announced as new executive vice president of the RZA

Earlier in the year, Rockoff served as the head of World Mizrachi’s Orthodox Israel Coalition, doubling its membership from the previous elections.

Orthodox Union launches applications for Impact Accelerator program

The applications are due on October 30, and includes completing an online form, an interview with the OU Impact Accelerator selection committee and a pitch to the program’s board.

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Orthodox Union to highlight positive stories during pandemic

The initiate will be held on Shabbat on August 22, and will include Torah discussions.

 PAINTING by the Polish artist Maurycy Gottlieb c. 1878, titled ‘Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yo

Orthodox Union to offer virtual prayer leader boot camp amid coronavirus

Smaller and staggered minyanim are intended to be organized amid the pandemic, which leaves the list of qualified Baalei Tefillot quite thin.

Orthodox Union publishes High Holy Days observance guidance amid COVID-19

"Due to the pandemic, this year we must plan for a Yamim Noraim that will be very different than usual," the OU stated in their guidance.

Six years of preparing for the unanticipated

When I announced my upcoming retirement this fall after six years of leading the Orthodox Union as its senior professional, the world looked very different.


Tisha Be'av: Orthodox Union to discuss COVID-19 impact on Jewish community

Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb's Torah study (shiur) titled “Reflections on Recovery, Resilience, and Redemption” - meant to be heard after mincha - will be available all day across all US time zones.

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