The Implicit Bargain behind the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Religious Liberty during the Pandemic

Just before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of Agudath Israel—the nation’s leading ḥaredi organization—and the Catholic diocese of Brooklyn, which claimed that New York State’s restrictions on houses of worship located in neighborhoods deemed coronavirus “hotspots” constituted an undue burden on the free exercise of religion. Examining the decision, Michael A. Helfand writes:

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Hamas and Hizballah Won’t Give Up Their Radical Goals for Economic Benefits

June 18 2021

In his first interview after leaving office, the former head of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen, admitted that he had erred in believing that Israel could come to some sort of accord with Hamas. In his own words:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Hamas, Hizballah, Iran, Mossad