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Civil Rights

The New Jersey township of Jackson, an enclave on the outskirts of the 50,000 member Orthodox Jewish town of Lakewood, is being sued for policies which discriminate against the civil rights of Orthodox Jews. Aimed at the public officials behind the enforcement of zoning laws, the lawsuit aims to ease […]
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The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once called Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel “a great prophet.” In the photo, Heschel presented King with the Judaism and World Peace Award. How did the leader of the civil rights movement come to form such a deep bond with an Orthodox Jewish rabbi? […]
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