Professor Michael Helfand Publishes "Kept from Keeping the Sabbath" -- First Things Journal
Professor Michael A. Helfand's article, "Kept from Keeping the Sabbath" is published in First Things, a journal of religion and public life. The article examine the federal case, Kurlansky v. 1530 Owners Corp., filed by Orthodox Jewish residents of a New Jersey apartment building because their co-op board would not allow doormen press the elevator button for them on the Jewish Sabbath.
Excerpt from "Kept from Keeping the Sabbath"
For all the recent Supreme Court decisions vindicating religious liberty, local power dynamics and religious antipathy still allow religious discrimination to flourish. In this way, unraveling how a federal courthouse came to be the forum for a fight over elevator buttons raises a fundamental question: How can the law build a more decent society for the faithful?
The complete article may be found at First Things