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Episode 49: Non-Jews I – Prayer in Public Schools

by Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on January 14, 2024)

In 1962, the Supreme Court ruled that prayer in public schools was a violation of the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. Many religious groups, including segments of the Orthodox community, responded by fighting for a constitutional amendment that would permit such prayer to be said. What was Rav Moshe’s view of school prayer and what his response to this political battle from a halakhic and policy perspective? And how did his approach differ from that of the Lubavitcher Rebbe? Find out in the latest episode of Iggros Moshe A to Z with host Rabbi Dov Linzer.