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Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (X)

30 Shevat 5777 – February 26, 2017
Goldman's case would be the first time the Supreme Court considered a service member’s right of Free Exercise as protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution.

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (IX)

2 Shevat 5777 – January 29, 2017
The ongoing legal saga of whether Dr. Simcha Goldman could wear his yarmulke while serving in the US Air Force

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (VIII)

26 Kislev 5777 – December 26, 2016
Somehow, Simcha Goldman wearing a yarmulke in uniform was perceived as an act of insurrection that could weaken the very foundations of the military. But how?

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (VII)

24 Heshvan 5777 – November 25, 2016
The ongoing saga of the yarmulke wearing Dr. Simcha Goldman and the US Air Force

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (VI)

28 Tishri 5777 – October 30, 2016
The Air Force’s defense was that the Constitution only protected a genuine religious law; not a personal preference. Wearing a yarmulke, they argued, was not the law.

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (V)

29 Elul 5776 – October 2, 2016
Goldman's fight against the entire military establishment was stressful yet, oddly, exhilarating. He felt the Almighty was tapping him on the shoulder, whispering, “I want you to pull this off for Me”

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (IV)

29 Av 5776 – September 2, 2016
Law-abiding, mild-mannered, Rabbi Dr. (Psychology) Simcha Goldman was unprepared to obey the direct order of his commander that he could NOT wear his yarmulke outside the hospital. Strike 2 on Goldman

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (III)

1 Av 5776 – August 5, 2016
Dr. Goldman went from testifying as an expert witness to being the defendant. Could it have been because of his yamulke?

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (II)

25 Sivan 5776 – July 1, 2016
Mitchell Geller was inducted as a Jewish chaplain; a rabbi and a beard go hand in hand. To tell a rabbi to take off his beard would be akin to telling a Catholic Father to remove his collar.

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (I)

28 Iyyar 5776 – June 5, 2016
The story of Air Force Chaplain Rabbi Geller's options concerning his beard: "Either you go to the barber shop or you go to jail."

Abusing Clout

20 Elul 5773 – August 25, 2013
When Chassidim make a request to a government official, he pays attention.

Denmark Bans Meatballs to Accommodate Muslims

13 Elul 5773 – August 18, 2013
"The next thing could be that Danish nurses are forced to go under cover as Muslim women..." — Danish People's Party

Kosher Slaughter Ban Shows Poland Has a Jewish Problem

9 Elul 5773 – August 14, 2013
Thirty-eight Sejm members representing Tusk’s ruling Civic Platform party joined with the opposition in voting to outlaw ritual slaughter.

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