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Sep 9, 2019, 8:38 AM
Domestic Terrorism Bill: What Would Brandeis Say?
The US Congress returns this week from its August recess. Mass shootings, unfortunately, did not take a vacation. White supremacy, religious bigotry and racial hatred have spawned a long list of atrocities -- from the Tree of Life Synagogue...
Aug 22, 2019, 2:11 AM
The Irreplaceable Reb Aaron Rokach of Belz OB”M
Reb Aaron Rokach of Belz, of blessed memory, died on 21 Av 5717 in Tel Aviv. He left a void that cannot be filled, to the detriment of contemporary Israel -- indeed, to the disadvantage of 21st Century Jews...
Aug 16, 2019, 3:04 AM
US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer At 81
August 15, 2019, marks the 81st birthday of US Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer. President Bill Clinton appointed Breyer in 1994 to what had previously been “the Jewish seat” until Richard Nixon’s appointment of Harry Blackmun. After Justice...
Aug 7, 2019, 8:41 PM
Remembering a justice who guarded US Judaism
US Supreme Court Justice Stevens knew that entangling the state in religion causes trouble for the former and corrupts the latter
Aug 6, 2019, 4:35 AM
California’s $69 million Teva Settlement Bad Law
The Attorney General of California reported last week that Teva and two other drug companies paid the State of California $69 million to settle an antitrust case. California had sued Teva over a settlement the drug company made in...
Jun 27, 2019, 3:58 PM
When a war memorial contravenes religious freedom
Why the Supreme Court’s decision to let a taxpayer-funded cross stand is dangerous for American Jews
Joshua Z. Rokach is a retired appellate lawyer and a graduate of Yale Law School.