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Posts Tagged: religious freedom

September 29, 2020 5:14 am

Protecting Religious Freedom in the Middle East

It started with his father. As fighting and instability ravaged Iraqi villages and cities, a local Shiite militia offered a means for him to save his...

July 8, 2020 10:24 am

US Supreme Court Shields Religious Schools From Employment Lawsuits

The US Supreme Court, siding with Catholic schools in a legal dispute with teachers who said they were unlawfully dismissed, ruled on Wednesday that religious institutions like...

December 18, 2019 8:02 am

On Hanukkah, Remember Those Who Can’t Celebrate Their Religion

Hanukkah is fast approaching. Soon, Jews all over the world will begin celebrating the Festival of Lights, gathering together to light the menorah and exchange...

January 25, 2019 1:36 pm

Belgian Jews, Muslims Cite Religious Freedom in Challenging Shechita Bans in Court

A hearing was held on Thursday at the Constitutional Court of Belgium in a lawsuit challenging prohibitions on the ritual slaughter of animals in two...

July 20, 2018 3:38 pm

Ahead of Religious Freedom Summit, Secretary of State Pompeo Cautions Against Legislative Efforts to Curtail Circumcision, Ritual Slaughter

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned on Thursday against efforts in various European countries to curtail religious practices sacred to Jewish and Muslim communities,...

June 19, 2017 11:00 am

Don’t Ask Ivanka to Oppose Religious Freedom

JNS.org - Ivanka Trump is more than just the first daughter. As a key adviser, as well as the wife of Jared Kushner, the president’s...

February 22, 2017 7:35 am

Jewish Civil Rights Groups Ignore Member of the Tribe Who Was Discriminated Against

JNS.org -- What if you got fired for observing Passover? “Not possible in 21st-century America,” you confidently reply. What if you sued, and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as...

December 14, 2016 2:44 pm

Passover Vacation Punishment Case Against Orthodox Employee Continues to Travel Through the Courts

Susan Abeles’ saga began in 2013 when she took time off to observe the last two days of Passover, just as she had done annually...

November 14, 2016 4:20 am

Kaparot Is Not Protected by Religious Freedom

Several recent legal decisions in the US now prevent the Jewish custom of taking chickens and swinging them above one’s head before killing them on Yom...

May 20, 2016 9:46 am

US House Passes Religious Freedom Bill Protecting Circumcision, Ritual Slaughter

JNS.org - The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill expanding the protection offered by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to include male...

October 15, 2015 2:56 pm

State Dept. Report on Religious Freedom Cites Rise in European Antisemitism

JNS.org - The U.S. State Department’s annual report on international religious freedom, released on Wednesday by Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom...

August 7, 2014 10:41 pm

Politics No Roadblock to Jewish Praise of U.S. Religious Freedom Envoy Nominee

JNS.org - After being vacant for nearly a year, the role of America's ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom will likely soon be occupied by...

May 1, 2014 5:55 pm

U.S. Report: Several Mideast Countries Top List of Violators of Religious Freedom

JNS.org - Several Middle East countries have been identified as among the worst violators of religious freedom, according to an annual report issued by the...

January 22, 2014 8:16 am

Harper’s Moment at the Kotel

Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the Kotel (Western Wall), Judaism's holiest site, yesterday. Mr. Harper received a hero's welcome as he visited the Kotel Plaza...


‘Behavior of Colonizers’: Many Latino Millennials and Gen-Zers...

Over half of Millennial and Gen-Z Latinos believe that Jews face the least discrimination of all minority groups in the...


Biden Says Never Seen Such Anxiety Over Israel’s Political Situation...

i24 News - US President Joe Biden told Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone call on Sunday that...

Middle East

Archaeologists Discover Oldest Pearl City in the Gulf in the UAE

i24 News - Archaeologists on Monday claimed to have found the oldest pearl city in the Persian Gulf on an island off one of the northern Sheikhdoms of the United...


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