Facebook pixel Professor Michael Helfand, "After the SCOTUS School Prayer Decision, What Comes Next for American Jews?" -- The Forward - Surf Report | Pepperdine Caruso School of Law Skip to main content
Pepperdine | Caruso School of Law

Professor Michael Helfand, "After the SCOTUS School Prayer Decision, What Comes Next for American Jews?" -- The Forward

Professor Michael A. Helfand's opinion article, "After the SCOTUS School Prayer Decision, What Comes Next for American Jews?," is published in The Forward. The article considers the Supreme Court decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, finding in favor of a public high school football coach who had been terminated for praying at the 50-yard line after games.

Excerpt from "After the SCOTUS School Prayer Decision, What Comes Next for American Jews?"

Many in the American Jewish community had expressed concern that the decision in favor of the coach might allow public school employees to foist prayers on their students, while others had worried that a decision in favor of the district might prohibit school employees from engaging in religious practices.  

Ultimately, the Court’s decision has the potential to protect individual religious liberty while still protecting public school students from religious coercion. Only time will tell whether lower courts will successfully walk that line.

The complete article may be found at The Forward