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.
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.