Rabbis welcome US directives on religious liberty

US Orthodox rabbis, OU, praise Trump Administration directives to protect religious rights and rights of unborn children able to feel pain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/9/2017, 7:17 PM

Agudath Israel US joins court brief to support religious liberty

'If the court accepts our legal position, it would establish an important precedent that would protect religious freedom for all Americans.'Mordechai Sones, 10/4/2017, 8:29 AM

Orthodox group to US Supreme Court: Don't end religious freedom

Agudath Israel warns Supreme Court case of baker who refused to bake for gay wedding could lead to greater loss of religious freedom.Gary Willig, 9/10/2017, 8:59 PM

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