The court just made it easier for governments to give money to religious institutions like synagogues and mosques. Here’s why that’s a good thing.
Though Trump promised to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment, his just-signed executive order did little to change rules on the books.
In a number of opinions, Judge Gorsuch has demonstrated great care in analyzing the religious viewpoints underlying religious liberty claims before him.
A New York court recently deemed the state’s Get Law, which was enacted to lend the power of the state to women unable to secure a Jewish divorce from their husbands, in large part, unconstitutional. If upheld on appeal, this decision could alter the landscape of Jewish divorce in the United States.
This is about more than just Rabbi Berman. It is about changing how the Orthodox community thinks about leadership.
The Jewish world has recently been abuzz over the latest clash between law and religion, revolving around — of all things — a public swimming pool in Brooklyn.
A North Carolina prison has the bizarre notion that you need ten people to study Torah — and the Supreme Court won’t correct it. Michael Helfand explains why.
In his rulings, Justice Scalia often stuck up for religious minorities. Now that he’s gone, what will happen with the major church-state battles he left on the Supreme Court’s docket?
Instead of feeling defeated by Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, Jews can use it as a springboard to fight religious discrimination, Michael Helfand says.
Liberals slammed Indiana’s religious freedom law as backdoor bigotry. But Michael A. Helfand explains why its benefits far outweigh the risks.