The Wall Street Journal published highlights from the Supreme Court case involving Hobby Lobby, "whether for-profit companies with religious objections should have to pay a fine for not covering contraceptives in workers’ insurance plans without a co-pay as required by the Affordable Care Act."
Justice Samuel Alito: According to the media, Denmark recently prohibited kosher and halal slaughter methods because they believe that they are inhumane. Now, suppose Congress enacted something like that here. What would the — what would a corporation that is a kosher or halal slaughterhouse do? They would simply – they would have no recourse whatsoever. They couldn’t even get a day in court. They couldn’t raise a [Religious Freedom Restoration Act] claim. They couldn’t raise a First Amendment claim.
Donald Verrilli: Well, I’m not sure they couldn’t raise a First Amendment claim, Justice Alito.
Stu Bykofsky writes about the treatment Alan Dershowitz received at after a screening of “The J Street Challenge.”
Dershowitz caught the most flak from the hard-line Zionists, who believe that since God gave that land to the Jews, no compromise should be permitted, it might even be sacrilege. When Dershowitz said Israeli settlements on that land impede peace, he was booed.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/253043296.html#Br1ltlcl2KSwQmxS.99
Chabad Lubavitch rabbis have published a letter to "Establish Day of Prayer in Wake of Tragedies."
Read more: http://crownheights.info/chabad-news/431227/rabbonim-establish-day-of-prayer-in-wake-of-tragedies/