A Chance to Rethink Religious Liberty to Protect Jews, Muslims, and Devotees of Other Minority Faiths

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard the case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, concerning the refusal of Catholic Social Services to place children with same-sex parents. The court’s ruling on the matter could have far-reaching implications, possibly expanding religious freedom in ways particularly beneficial to religious minorities. Asma Uddin and Howie Slugh explain:

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More about: American Jewry, Freedom of Religion, Islam, Supreme Court

Despite Reasons for Worry, Jews Shouldn’t Lose Faith in the American Promise

Sept. 24 2021

From synagogue shootings, to attacks on Jews on the streets, to the gathering strength and viciousness of anti-Zionism, especially in the corridors of political power, American Jewry has ample reason for concern about its safety and wellbeing. But, surveying both the present situation and the deep roots of what has made America a welcoming home to Jews with “no analogue in the 2,000 years after the destruction of the Temple,” Josef Joffe argues that the U.S. remains exceptional. The bad news, however, is still bad:

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More about: American exceptionalism, American Jewry, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Chuck Schumer