Rabbi Mendel Carlebach, a Chabad rabbi and chaplain for the Port Authority Police Department, has been unwittingly dragged into the so-called "bridge-gate" political scandal embroiling New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration.
(JTA) -- Orthodox voters should pressure candidates for the state Legislature and national office on the "foundational issue" of school choice in the run-up to the November elections, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at an Orthodox Union breakfast in Teaneck Sunday
Education was the primary focus of the legislative breakfast, which drew a crowd of 600 and lasted for two hours at Congregation Keter Torah.
Jewish LGBT groups welcome Christie’s ban on ‘reparative therapy’ for gay youth, while Orthodox ones challenge it.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision this week to sign a bill that prohibits therapists in the state from performing so-called reparative therapy on young gay patients drew a mixed reaction from Jewish and civil rights organizations.