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  • Must my boss’s religious freedom trump my own?

    By Maya Paley

    July 17, 2014 | 12:02 pm

    On June 30, the United States Supreme Court enabled business owners to make decisions about their employees’ religious freedoms and reproductive and healthcare rights. The court once again expanded the powers of corporations in this country when it allowed Hobby Lobby, a for-profit...

  • Jewish groups stand by religious freedom law, but Supremes’ take divides them

    July 1, 2014 | 4:56 pm

    Two decades ago the Jewish community united in support of landmark religious freedom legislation. Now the Supreme Court’s application of that law has Jewish groups divided.

    Leading Jewish advocacy groups denounced the court’s 5-4 decision Monday in the Hobby Lobby case granting...

  • Supreme Court Strikes a Blow to Women’s Health

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    June 30, 2014 | 10:40 am

    Earlier today the Supreme Court dealt a startling blow to women’s health rights when it ruled that Hobby Lobby and other closely held companies can decide not to include coverage for certain types of birth control in their health insurance plans for employees.

    This means, for...

  • Israeli officials order halt to underhanded contraception of Ethiopian women

    January 28, 2013 | 11:32 am

    Following a TV report alleging that Ethiopian Israeli women were being given contraceptive shots against their will, Israel’s Health Ministry has ordered physicians to put a stop to the practice.

    The report, broadcast Dec. 8 on the “Vacuum” investigative news program on Israeli...

  • Report: Coerced contraception behind 50 percent decline in Ethiopian-Israeli birth rate

    December 11, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Israeli and Jewish aid officials are denying an Israeli TV report alleging that Ethiopian immigrant women have been coerced into taking contraceptive shots.

    The report, which aired Saturday night on Israeli Educational Television, charged that coercive contraception is behind a...

  • O.U. formally comments on Obama contraceptive coverage rules

    June 18, 2012 | 1:56 pm

    The Orthodox Union formally commented on pending Obama administration regulations mandating employer-sponsored health plans for contraceptives and sterilization.

    The comments filed Monday with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services express concerns over the regulations’...

  • How Jewish groups became involved in the contraception coverage debate

    February 14, 2012 | 2:39 pm

    What were the Jews doing becoming so involved in a debate over contraception?

    It was a question that more than Jewish official asked themselves over recent months as tensions between the Obama administration and leaders of the Catholic Church rose to the boiling point over the issue...