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  • Obama mosque visit sends message of standing for religious diversity

    1 week ago

    An Orthodox Union official said a visit by President Barack Obama to a Baltimore mosque was an appropriate message embracing diversity.

    “George W. Bush went to a mosque a few days after 9-11 to send the message the United States should stand by principles of religious diversity...

  • Homeland Security bill includes $13 million for religious and other nonprofit groups

    March 5, 2015 | 11:35 am

    Funding for the Department of Homeland Security passed by Congress Tuesday includes $13 million for security at religious and other nonprofit institutions.

    The Orthodox Union, Jewish Federations of North America and Agudath Israel of America applauded the passage of the funding...

  • Cantor’s loss leaves Jewish Republicans bereft

    June 11, 2014 | 10:01 am

    Eric Cantor’s defeat in one constituency, Virginia’s 7th Congressional district, triggered mourning among another: Republican Jews.

    Since 2009, Rep. Cantor (R-Va.) has been the only Jewish Republican in Congress. After the 2010 GOP takeover of the House, he became the majority...

  • Nathan Diament bestrides Orthodox, Washington worlds

    July 10, 2012 | 4:20 pm

    Nathan Diament learned two things 22 years ago while watching Barack Obama play pickup basketball at the Harvard Law School gym.

    “He was a generous passer,” he said of the school’s Law Review editor and the future U.S. president. “He was competitive, but at an appropriate...

  • Four top Jewish officials named to tax panel

    September 8, 2011 | 11:39 am

    Four top Jewish officials were named to a commission studying tax accountability for religious groups.

    Nathan Diament, who directs the Orthodox Union’s Washington office; Rabbi David Saperstein, who directs the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center; Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, who...