Orthodox Union

Orthodox Jewish Groups Brace For Consequences Of Gay-Marriage Ruling

07/02/2015

Washington – The name that keeps coming up when Orthodox Jewish groups consider the consequences of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision extending same-sex marriage rights to all states has little to do with Jews or gays.

A same-sex marriage supporter celebrating in San Francisco following the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage June 26, 2015. JTA

Senate Subcommittee Doubles Grants For Nonprofits’ Security

06/17/2015

Washington — A U.S. Senate subcommittee voted to more than double funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to $25 million for the coming year.

Boxer Miguel Cotto Sports Unorthodox 'OU' Tattoo

The tat's not exactly kosher, but doesn't present any major copyright or kashrut problems, the rabbi says.

06/09/2015
Editorial Intern

There’s no question that boxer Miguel Cotto’s swift knockout of Daniel Geale in Saturday night’s World Boxing Championship makes him the one to beat. But does it make him kosher?

Miguel Cotto at a weigh-in in 2010. Wikimedia Commons

Riverdale ‘Sauna’ Rabbi May Be Leaving His Pulpit

Board votes to seek a settlement with Jonathan Rosenblatt and have him step down.

06/09/2015
Editor and Publisher

In the wake of a controversy over Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt’s practice of inviting boys and young men to shower and share the sauna with him, it appears that his three-decade tenure at the Riverdale Jewish Center may be coming to an end, The Jewish Week has learned.

Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt

Boxer Miguel Cotto Sports Unorthodox 'OU' Tattoo

The tat's not exactly kosher, but doesn't present any major copyright or kashrut problems, the rabbi says.

06/08/2015
Editorial Intern

There’s no question that boxer Miguel Cotto’s swift knockout of Daniel Geale in Saturday night’s World Boxing Championship makes him the one to beat. But does it make him kosher?

Cotto sports a tattoo of the Orthodox Union’s kosher symbol, a circle with the letter “U” in the middle, near his right collarbone. Elie Seckbach of the boxing website ES News reports that Cotto chose the emblem as a tribute to a Jewish friend in New York. 

Miguel Cotto at a weigh-in in 2010. Wikimedia Commons

Orthodox Groups Divided On New Pre-K Rules

Option to hold class six days a week called a good first step by some, unreasonable by others.

02/24/2015
Staff Writer

The de Blasio administration announced rule changes aimed at making it easier for Jewish schools to participate in its signature free universal preschool program. But Jewish organizations are divided on just how helpful these changes will be.

The city’s new rules will allow preschools to operate six days a week. But how many will want to?  Michael Datikash/JW

When Universal Pre-K Is Not Universal

02/12/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

“We will offer every child, from every borough of this city, truly universal, full-day Pre-K.”

That was Mayor Bill de Blasio’s promise to the children of New York City one year ago in his inaugural State of the City address. The Mayor's pledge of a free pre-K program available to every four-year-old in New York City — regardless of background, religion, or socio-economic status — signaled an exciting and visionary approach to early childhood education for all New York preschoolers.

Jewish Groups Lend Legal Support To Hijab-Wearing Teen Denied Job

When Abercrombie & Fitch said the head scarf was a no-go, Jewish groups responded.

12/16/2014
Staff Writer

Should an American business be allowed to deny a job to a Muslim teenager who wears a hijab head covering for religious reasons?

Jewish groups lend legal support to Hijab-wearing teen. Getty Images.

Orthodox Union Condemns N.J. Rabbi’s Anti-Arab Rhetoric

Statement follows Rabbi Steven Pruzansky’s 'Dealing With Savages’ blog post but doesn’t refer to it.

11/26/2014

A growing chorus of Orthodox leaders are speaking out against the anti-Arab rhetoric of a prominent New Jersey rabbi, Steven Pruzansky of Teaneck.

Rabbis Condemn N.J. Rabbi Steven Pruzansky’s Anti-Arab Rhetoric

11/26/2014

A growing chorus of Orthodox leaders are speaking out against the anti-Arab rhetoric of a prominent New Jersey rabbi, Steven Pruzansky of Teaneck.

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