In response to inquiries and questions regarding the OU’s position regarding recent reports on your website, you should note the following:
It is the OU’s unequivocal position that support for, or celebration of, halachically proscribed conduct is fundamentally inappropriate. Accordingly, the institutional endorsement or encouragement (implicit or explicit) of any conduct that is contrary to halacha is activity that no Orthodox synagogue should allow.
With this principle in mind, we are currently in the process of reviewing our synagogue standards to determine whether further comment, or other action, is appropriate.
Allen I. Fagin
Executive Vice President / Chief Professional Officer