A tragic mass shooting that hit close to home for the Jewish community elicited a call from Jewish groups for gun control legislation.
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Under previous rules, relief funds could not go to synagogues and other houses of worship due to concerns about separation of church and state.
After nearly a year of deliberation, the leading Modern Orthodox umbrella group decided that it won’t expel synagogues that employ female clergy.
Rabbanit “is a word with a history that touches on the leadership that women have always played in Judaism,” Alissa Thomas-Newborn wrote.
The Orthodox Union on Monday endorsed the Trump administration’s rollback of a rule requiring employers to include coverage for birth control.
Religious entities can now refuse to cover contraception in their health plans, which the Orthodox Union called “good news for all Americans.”
“The mayor is openly discriminating against students in nonpublic and religious schools” by not providing kosher or halal food, the OU argued.
Armed with a presidential tweet, a bill moving forward in Congress and a pending lawsuit, Jewish and Christian advocates believe they are on the verge of overturning a long-standing policy that has prohibited federal emergency funds from reaching houses of worship hit by natural disasters.
Tensions over the fate of five synagogues that defy the ban on female clergy are making some leaders fear for the unity of Orthodoxy.