Who Should Public Swimming Pools Serve?

This week, a public pool in Brooklyn became the diving-off point for a new clash over religious law and religious coercion in New York City. For decades, the Metropolitan Recreation Center in Williamsburg has offered gender-separated swimming hours in an … Continued
Read More Posted at June 6, 2016 at 1:42 pm

Every Vote Counts in Local Elections

The following op-ed by Maury Litwack appeared in the Five Towns Jewish Times: There’s nothing like a Presidential election to boost our patriotism and dedication to the political process. But when it comes to improving our daily lives, there’s nothing like … Continued
Read More Posted at May 23, 2016 at 6:23 pm

Will The Supreme Court Let Faith Make Children Unsafe?

The following op-ed by Nathan Diament appeared in the New York Jewish Week: Should all children’s playgrounds be made as safe as possible, or should some be denied safety improvements because of bigotry? This question is at the core of … Continued
Read More Posted at May 6, 2016 at 11:50 am

FBI said to arrest man plotting to bomb Florida synagogue

The FBI arrested a man allegedly planning on attacking a Miami-area synagogue with an explosive device, a south Florida news station reported late Sunday. The man, who was not named in the report but is expected to appear in federal … Continued

Senate approves measure that funds energy efficiency for non-profits

The Senate overwhelmingly approved an energy bill that includes a provision that creates grants for non-profits to become energy efficient. The Energy Policy Modernization Act passed 85-12 on Wednesday. It includes language that started out as the Nonprofit Energy Efficient … Continued
Read More Posted at May 2, 2016 at 10:39 am
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