Suit over sale of former public school to Orthodox Jewish schools is settled

Statement from the President on Passover

Court order allows Dallas synagogue to operate while lawsuit proceeds

11 French local councils to ban no-pork menus in schools

Canada: Judge scolds Lev Tahor families for fleeing before court ruling

8th Circuit sends suit against Hebrew National back to state court

Denmark prohibits ritual Jewish or Muslim cattle butcher

How kosher butchers could decide the fate of Obamacare

Bruce Frohnen: Making religion illegal in Denmark

Lev Tahor children remain with parents ahead of Guatemalan court hearing

Bill to draft ultra-Orthodox into IDF passes Knesset

Arab envoys say no to Israel as Jewish state

UK: End religious slaughter of animals without stunning first, urges top vet

Loud outcry over Jerusalem’s plan to quiet mosques

Danish Jews, Muslims fight for exemption to ritual slaughter ban

Danish government bans kosher slaughter

Dallas man suing rabbi neighbor who uses house as synagogue

The culture war against circumcision

    Spiked: “Of all the forms that the new, cultural anti-Semitism takes, the anti-circumcision movement might be the most pernicious. In the past year alone, several European countries have taken steps towards outlawing religious circumcision. The most remarkable thing about these attacks is not that they effectively aim to end Judaism, by outlawing a practice that has been absolutely central to the Jewish faith since the time of Abraham. . . . the most disturbing and ironic aspect of these attacks is that that they are carried out in the name of human rights.”


  • Posted: 02/06/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.spiked-online.com

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Ontario court orders children from Jewish sect back to foster care

MA: Northboro, Southboro school boards debate change on religious holidays

Israel keeps Arab teachers out of Jewish religious schools

NYC settles discrimination lawsuit against Hasidic stores

Meet key witness in NYC Human Rights Commission case against Jewish business owners

Israel’s Supreme Court Issues Temporary Stay Of Rabbinical Court’s Order Requiring Boy’s Circumcision

New Calls For Jewish Prayer At Jerusalem Holy Site

Obama Putting Squeeze On Temple Mount: Seeks Palestinian rule over Judaism’s most sacred site

Jewish activists want to pray on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, raising alarm in Muslim world

Jewish groups protest US court decision deeming clerical tax breaks unconstitutional

Israeli State Rabbinical Court Fines Mother For Refusing To Have Son Circumcised

Swedish Jewish Activist Applies In Protest For Asylum In Her Own Country

Pew Study: 27% of Jewish Children Live in Orthodox Homes

Norway’s Government Will Propose New Law On Ritual Circumcision

Jewish Leaders Criticize Bush 43′s Decision To Speak At Messianic Jewish Fundraiser

Jordan vetoes Israeli request to allow Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

“Israel’s civil union bill must apply to everybody, not just same-sex couples”

    Haaretz: There are three bills on Knesset members’ desks that aim to extend the eligibility for civil unions beyond couples who claim to have no religion. Two of them are egalitarian proposals, giving the civil union option to any interested couple: the civil union bill initiated by Yesh Atid, and the proposal the Justice Ministry issued Sunday called the “Joint Living Law.” A third proposal would allow civil unions only for gays, while other voices within the coalition and outside it would specifically exclude same-sex couples from eligibility for civil unions. These last two approaches are unacceptable


  • Posted: 11/04/2013
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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  • Source: www.haaretz.com

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Knesset debate on Jewish prayer on Temple Mount ends in name-calling, walkout

Historic Graves Smashed as Christian Cemetery in Israel Vandalized, Jewish ‘Extremists’ Questioned

13 detained on Temple Mount for Jewish prayer, singing Hatikva

Israeli Settlers Rampage Through Village

Attack On Jerusalem Graves Unnerves Christians

Europe’s Proposed Circumcision Ban: How Far Back We’ve Gone While Making Progress

Israel Condemns European Advice On Circumcision

Council of Europe Votes on Circumcision as Human Rights Violation

French row over plans to swap Christian holidays

Why it matters that Jews are standing on the Temple Mount

In Praise Of Rand Paul & His ‘Bible-Thumping’ | Rod Dreher at The American Conservative

Temple Mount: Arabs Pelt Jewish Visitors with Stones

127 Rabbis Will Discuss Women’s Prayer at Western Wall for High Holidays

Education Department Dismisses Complaint That Anti-Israel Incidents Subjected Jewish Students To Hostile Environment

Prayer Plaza in Jerusalem for Both Sexes Ignites Uproar

New York’s Increasing Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Population Poses Accommodation Issues

Israel: Catholic Monastery Defaced In Apparent Political Act

No Israelis in future Palestinian state, Abbas says

ACLJ to OH Governor: “Extremist Position” by Atheists Not Supported by Law – Offer to Assist in Defending Holocaust Memorial

Rabbi Shot And Wounded In Russia’s Dagestan

Polish minister asks Jews, Muslims to sue over ritual slaughter

UC Regents Confirm Muslim Student To Board

Polish Parliament Shuns Religious Animal Slaughter | AP

Seattle Area Transit Authority to Display Pro-Israel Advertisement after Legal Action Threatened

Israel’s Supreme Court Says Large Grocery Chains Must Close On Saturdays

Court: Ban on Temple Mount Jewish Prayer Violates Freedom of Worship

Threatening letters sent to Western Wall rabbi: Give women equal prayer rights or face harm

Australian Court Sets Aside Commercial Ruling of Jewish Religious Court

Curious IRS Timing: Did the tax agency also target groups that support Israel?

Vandals Target Israeli Women’s Prayer Group

In Israel “Women of the Wall” Pray With Police Protection After Winning Court Ruling

Ministry to review Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

Florida: Lawmaker offended by morning prayers in Weatherford’s House

    Miami Herald: Friday’s morning House Session opened as it usually does. A religious leader invited by a House member offers a prayer for guidance to the lawmakers. And as usually happens, the reverend, invited on Friday by Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, concluded “we ask these things in the name, and through the merits of Jesus Christ, thy son and savior, amen.” But that final invocation of Jesus Christ is a growing concern for Jewish members, according to Rep. Jim Waldman, D-Coconut Creek.


  • Posted: 04/26/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: miamiherald.typepad.com

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Jerusalem court upholds women’s prayer rights at Western Wall

On the Persecution of Middle Eastern Christians – And Why the Media Ignores It

    Aleteia.org: A century ago, during the reign of the last of the Muslim caliphs, Christians in the Middle East amounted to a fifth of the population, with thriving strongholds in Egypt, Palestine, and the regions now known as Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. Today, that community is in a state of rapid, terminal decline. Best estimates now put the Christian population at around five percent, but even these few are being squeezed out by persecution, war and occupation. The near-destruction of these ancient Christian communities during the past half-century is an important historical event. This all goes to say that the astonishing fact that it has been consistently underreported in the West is a disgrace.


  • Posted: 04/11/2013
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.aleteia.org

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Western Wall plan unveiled to resolve 24-year-old prayer rights dispute

NYC Reports 2 Infant Post-Circumcision Herpes Infections Despite New Regulations