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Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan last Wednesday to announce an increase in state funding to help secure communities against hate crimes. “This place … more
This Sunday’s Orthodox Union Tisha B’Av program will focus on contemporary tragedies affecting the Jewish people as well as the destruction of the Temples and other calamities throughout … more
Following a vote of confidence in the Knesset on Sunday, leaders of American organizations with an interest in Israel sent congratulations to the new democratically elected Israeli leaders while … more
The Orthodox Union has appointed Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph of Lawrence as its executive vice president and chief operating officer. Rabbi Joseph will work alongside the OU’s recently appointed … more
Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit the New York region in March, the Orthodox community was on edge. A surge in anti-Semitic incidents targeting visibly Orthodox Jews climaxed with an attack … more
After two decades as a volunteer for the Orthodox Union and the past six years as the organization’s executive vice president, Woodmere resident Allen Fagin is retiring from a job for the … more
For Orthodox Jewish advocacy groups, the last day of the US Supreme Court’s 2020 session brought a big win. On Tuesday, the high court handed school voucher proponents a victory in ruling … more
We are saddened, sickened, and outraged to have seen another broadcast video of an African American man dying at the hands of police officers. … more
When Rabbi Moshe Hauer last week told Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top health adviser, that synagogues wouldn’t let congregants sit within 8 feet of each other once services resume, he was previewing a set of formal guidelines that the organization he helps lead, the Orthodox Union, would release just a day later. … more
With an eye on the eventual reopening of shuls, the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America issued a detailed statement on Friday afternoon listing 13 “principles that should … more
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