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American and Israeli delegates celebrate historic relocation of US embassy to Jerusalem
Knesset member Zeev Elkin looked forward to the international community recognizing Jerusalem as the Jewish capital, and to those who do not, he said: “My answer to these voices saying there is no Jewish connection here is obvious—read the Bible. Look at the archaeological evidence. If we believe in truth, the truth will win.”
Orthodox Union lobbies for equitable education dollars for security, STEM program
In New York state, private schools receive less than 1 percent of state funding, even though parents who opt to send their children there pay the same taxes as public-school parents.
Orthodox Union draws a line in the sand on female clergy, seeks compliance from member synagogues
The Orthodox Union (OU), after a year of discussions with various stakeholders and in the face of some opposition, has established parameters for a three-year period during which the umbrella body for American Orthodox congregations will work to bring its member synagogues who employ female clergy into compliance with OU standards, which stipulate that a woman cannot serve as a rabbi.