Religion


Federal Judge Dismisses Anti-Kapparos Lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at preventing Jews from performing kapparos in Irvine, California. The suit, which has been pending since last Rosh Hashanah, is the latest…

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Legislative Action Needed On Religious Rights

Social “progressives” were alarmed, and political and religious conservatives heartened, by a presidential executive order draft leaked to the media in February. President Trump, it seemed, was poised to reverse…

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Religious Liberty Order Draws Mixed Reaction From Orthodox Groups

A long-anticipated executive order dealing with issues of religious liberty signed Thursday morning by President Donald Trump drew a mixed reaction from Orthodox community advocates and other proponents of faith…

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Trump Signs Order Promoting Religious Liberties

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order on religious liberties designed to ease a ban on political activity by religious and other tax-exempt institutions. The order also…

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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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