Religion


Muezzin Law to Move Ahead in Knesset

The Muezzin Law, which would restrict the amount of noise Muslims can make in their calls to prayer, is back on the Knesset agenda after being reworked to toughen enforcement…

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An Encouraging If Limited Ruling in California

A Southern California bakery can continue, at least for now, to refuse to bake wedding cakes for ceremonies that its owner considers incompatible with her religious convictions. That was the…

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Happy Ending in Mahwah

The six-month-long saga of the Mahwah eruv seems to have come to an end, and a happy one. This past Wednesday, a settlement was announced between the New Jersey township’s…

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FEMA Expands Policy to Include Houses of Worship

Shuls and other houses of worship damaged in natural disasters will now be eligible to receive relief funds from the federal government in keeping with a policy change announced last…

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A Callous Coroner in Camden

Back in the summer of 2015, senior members of the Muslim and Jewish communities in Britain met with the former Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, the Right…

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Supreme Court Hears Key Religious-Liberty Case

The Supreme Court heard arguments in what is widely regarded as the most significant religious liberty case that it plans to take up this year, asking the justices to strike…

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Bar Ilan Apologizes for Hijab Incident

Bar Ilan University has apologized to a Muslim student who was ejected from a classroom for refusing to remove her hijab and ordered the lecturer in the incident to apologize…

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NYC Man Gets Prison in Hate-Crime Firebombings

Officials say a New York City man who told authorities that he disliked Muslims, Arabs and Hindus has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in a series of firebombings…

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