Becket Fund

First Amendment Group Joins Bris Fight

Becket Fund sees pattern of anti-Orthodox hostility in city’s actions. Is it right?

05/08/2013
Associate Editor

There’s something “sinister” about City Hall’s “regulatory excess” and “bureaucratic targeting” of Orthodox Jews, says a prominent lawyer at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Religious Dress Codes Vs. Human Rights?

Non-chasidic support for Satmar in modesty fight against city.

04/17/2013
Associate Editor
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For years, the modest dress of Satmar chasidim, and their request that visitors dress in kind, was seen by some non-Jews as Amish-like charming, by some liberal Jews as annoying or religious bullying, and within their own Satmar world as a gentle way to bring holiness to something as ordinary as the length of a sleeve or socks.

Why are haredi dress codes different from those posted at swanky private clubs? Getty Images
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