Experience: I was an imam at Guantánamo Bay

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I was one of the first Muslim imams in the United States military. Clergy defend the right of US military personnel to practise their religion. This means providing religious support, taking services and advising the commander in religion, ethics and morale. I grew up in New Jersey as a Lutheran and was still a Christian … Read more

‘Unchain your wife’: the Orthodox women shining a light on ‘get’ refusal

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On Route 59 in Monsey, New York, an Orthodox Jewish enclave in upstate New York, there is a large billboard that says in big block letters: “Dovid Wasserman. Give your wife a get!” A “get” is a document Orthodox Jewish men give their wives as the couple is divorcing; it seals the divorce according to … Read more