Barry Lynn

“The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel” is a fascinating insider account of a small religious group- Satmar Hassidic Jews-that had established a self-governed village in upstate New York, violated the principle of church/state separation, and ended up losing a major case at the United States Supreme Court. ¬†Grumet and Caher are sensitive to the anti-Semitism that drove this group to insulate itself — but acutely aware of the danger to our Constitutional system their tactics generated — sometimes with the help of powerful political forces that should have known better.”

Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

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