Religion


A Head Start on Discrimination

While this week’s ruling of the European Union’s Court of Justice (ECJ) to allow the banning under certain circumstances of Islamic headscarves (the hijab) won’t resolve the highly charged debate…

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Religious Exemptions for Vaccines On the Rise in NJ

More parents in New Jersey are choosing religious exemptions for child vaccinations, resulting in a steady increase in unvaccinated schoolchildren. The number of state religious exemptions among children in primary…

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Marine Le Pen’s Kippah Ban Proposal

In an interview with an Israeli journalist on Monday, Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate for president of France, had the unthinkable effrontery to propose that the Jews of France…

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Politics and Pulpits

One of the clearest lines in the sand that separates religion and politics in America is something known as the Johnson Amendment. Last week, President Donald Trump vowed to “totally…

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Freedom of Religion Wins Out in Bernards Township

Even in this age of political correctness, religious bigotry continues to thrive in the streets and especially in social media. For the most part, here in the United States, where…

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Appeals Court Hears Religious-Liberty Case

The case of Susan Abeles, an Orthodox Jew who claims she was disciplined by the Washington, D.C., airport authority for observing Pesach, was heard by the United States Court of…

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Good News From Ocean Township

The federal court decision in the Yeshiva Naos Yaakov case is a significant victory for religous liberties in general and the Jewish community specifically. We are gratified that U.S. District…

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The Mounties’ New Hijabs

The name Tahita Jenkins will ring bells only in the heads of a rarified group of lawyers and others aware of the black Pentecostal New York City bus driver having…

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Religious Councils Go Digital

The Israeli Religious Services Ministry entered the digital age on Monday, as it announced that marriage registration and related matters will from now on be accessible by email or text…

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