Religious Freedom

A new production of an old play stresses the benefits of religious tolerance. But the play itself suggests there might also be costs—and specifically for Jews.

June 29 2016 12:01AM

What Jews can teach Christians, and vice-versa.

May 26 2016 12:01AM

As Christians in America lose their majority status, they can gain from the experience of a religious minority that’s been here from the start.

Aug. 27 2015 12:01AM

The threat to religious liberty has its roots in a progressivist faith that has been steadily gaining momentum in America for at least a century and a half.

Aug. 24 2015 12:01AM

Depending on circumstances, American Jews should be prepared to cede some religious-liberty protections in the name of pluralism and anti-discrimination.

Aug. 20 2015 12:01AM

The conflict over religious liberty is at once modest in scope and potentially very sweeping.

Aug. 17 2015 12:01AM

The threat is not just to individuals but to religious institutions, and the latter are remarkably vulnerable.

Aug. 10 2015 12:01AM

America’s “first freedom” is under attack from an ascendant cultural secularism. Christians are its first target, but Jews and Judaism may not be far behind.

Aug. 3 2015 12:01AM

Perhaps on paper, but not in reality.

July 13 2015 12:01AM

As a simple matter of religious freedom and equal rights, Jews, like Muslims, should be allowed to pray atop Judaism’s holiest site. 

Michael Freund
May 21 2014 12:01AM

Religiously, morally, and legally, Britain is a Christian nation—a fact that should be embraced by all, including British Jews. 

Daniel Finkelstein
May 21 2014 12:01AM

In upholding the right of a town board to begin meetings with a prayer, the Supreme Court has reinforced the real meaning of church-state separation.  

May 8 2014 12:01AM

Should rabbis and priests remove themselves from the civil-marriage business in order to avoid state coercion or persecution? A roundtable discussion.

David Novak et al.
April 8 2014 12:01AM

The first American president pledged an America free of religious persecution; as the Supreme Court considers the birth-control mandate of Obamacare, does his vision still hold? 

Seth Lipsky
March 28 2014 12:01AM