Yitzchok Adlerstein and Michael Broyde
If New York is serious about its curricular regulations in Hasidic school, it will address them with two-sided financial incentives — giving carrots and withholding carrots — and nothing else.
The plight of an Orthodox Jewish child, whose life physicians in the U.K. are campaigning to end, appears to pose no threat to us here in the U.S. But appearances are deceiving.
Are some rights so basic that we aren’t fully human without them? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo thinks so. He recently established a Commission on Unalienable Rights to promote and safeguard them. Not everyone was happy with this.
We understand that you are feeling a bit overwhelmed by recent events that threaten to marginalize you. We'd like to offer a bit of empathy, and if it is not too presumptuous, some valuable experience and tools as well. You see, we've been there before.