Trump taps Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as religious freedom envoy

Gov. Brownback has a long history of cooperation with Jewish community on issues of religious freedom, is an outspoken supporter of Israel.JTA, 7/27/2017, 7:52 PM

Obama's final religious freedom report slams Muslim blasphemy

Obama administration’s final report on religious freedoms focuses on oppressive blasphemy laws and societal norms in Muslim countries.JTA, 8/15/2016, 4:55 AM

'Want to be observant? Not in our town!’

Resident of Kfar Bilu claims local committee refuses to erect an eruv fearing ‘religious take-over.’ Council response: not true.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2016, 11:06 PM

NY Judge Allows Kapparot Ritual Despite Animal Rights Suit

Animal rights group claim 2,000 year-old ritual, in which chickens are given to the poor, is a 'public nuisance' and 'animal cruelty.'Tova Dvorin, 9/16/2015, 8:11 PM

Professor Had to Sign 'No Prayer' Contract to Visit Temple Mount

As the price for his being allowed onto the Temple Mount, Professor Yoel Elitzur had to sign a 'no-praying' promise for police.Yaakov Levi, 3/8/2015, 6:17 PM

US Supreme Court Allows Prayer at Government Meetings

Close vote deems prayer with Jesus's name 'constitutional', with 5 for and 4 against.AFP, 5/5/2014, 7:36 PM

China Urged to Allow Jews Access to Synagogue Services

Amid Jewish revival in China, US House Majority Leader to advocate for religious freedom during state visit.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/27/2014, 10:43 AM

Canadian Jewish Groups Announce Initiative Against Bill 60

Bill to outlaw religious symbols in the public sphere subject of ongoing criticism from religious groups; CIJA, CJA push for recall.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 12/22/2013, 8:16 AM

Secular Upset over Canceled ‘Stay Religious’ Program

Media, opposition upset over Jerusalem program to keep young women religious. City: It’s already been canceled. Maayana Miskin, 4/5/2013, 10:47 AM

For the First Time, Religious ‘Status Quo’ Out of Government

For the first time in Israel’s history, the coalition agreement does not include a commitment to the religious-secular “status quo.”Maayana Miskin, Chana Ya'ar, 3/17/2013, 11:20 AM

Video: Netanyahu Pledges to Ensure Religious Freedom

Netanyahu: "Israel is proud of its record of religious tolerance and pluralism, and will continue to protect freedom of religion for all."Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/25/2012, 1:44 AM

Canadian Party to Ban Religious Headgear

A Quebec party is planning to ban public employees from wearing religious headgear, including kippahs. , 8/21/2012, 10:27 PM

Jews March to 'Wear Kippot on Heads, Not Hide in Bags'

Hundreds of Orthodox Jews wearing kippot marched in Swedish city of Malmo protesting against the recent rise in anti-Semitism.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/19/2012, 12:19 PM

US Congressmen Call to Protect Right to Circumcise

20 Congressmen express ‘deep concern’ over threat to circumcision in Germany, call to protect religious circumcision by law.Maayana Miskin, 8/14/2012, 6:19 PM

George Washington Attacked Bigotry in Letter to Jewish Community

A letter against bigotry and written by George Washington to the Jewish community will be featured at an exhibit for religious freedom.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/14/2012, 12:17 PM