Leftist groups attempted to elevate same-sex marriage to be a fundamental matter of identity, such that not baking a wedding cake would be akin to refusing service to blacks or Jews. That would not enhance civil rights; it would have trampled them, sacrificing religious freedoms ensconced in the First Amendment on the altar of political correctness.read more
In a sharply-worded letter to Ruth Lacey, Principal of Beacon High School in Manhattan, Rabbi Pesach Lerner, President of the Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), questioned whether the school was “honoring humanity, or barbarism.”read more
The CJV called for two universities to revisit the courses assigned to Professor Pnina Peri next year, and to mandate diversity and sensitivity training before returning to the classroom. [UPDATED: American University reached out to indicate Peri is not a professor at AU, web link to the contrary.]read more
On May 14 at the Stephen S. Wise Temple in Los Angeles, California, the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion held its annual graduation and ordination ceremony. The speaker was a well-known anti-Israel activist, who used the opportunity to not only demonize Israel’s self-defense, but even to oppose Jewish endogamy, Jews marrying Jews.read more
The Coalition for Jewish Values, representing over 1000 rabbis across America, articulates and advocates for public policy positions based upon traditional Jewish thought.