Religious Freedom and the HHS Mandate

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imageAt the end of the video, the RCA is the first in a long list of those who have filed briefs on behalf of Hobby Lobby. Feldheim Publishers is also listed. In my opinion, the ongoing war against circumcision should make us fear this kind of government intrusion into religious practice.

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About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student has served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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  1. This is a great kiddush Hashem. It is important for our fellow Americans to understand that we have something to say on the critical issues of the day. Taking a stand for religious liberty shows the rest of the country that we have principles and that we aren’t indifferent to their suffering. This is a great thing.

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