Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

thescroll_header

Oregon Ban on Religious Clothes for Teachers

Brings people together

Print Email

Is the Oregon state legislature trying to make peace between the world’s religions? That seems to be the inadvertent effect of a bill under consideration in Salem that would keep in place a law that “prohibit[s] a teacher from wearing religious dress while engaged in the performance of duties as a teacher,” according to The Oregonian. Originally passed nearly a century ago as an anti-Catholic measure, says the paper, it’s now being protested by Sikh and Muslim groups, who want the governor to veto the bill. And what’s one element of their argument? Both Sikh and Muslim leaders have invoked the plight of Jewish teachers prohibited from wearing a yarmulkes or Star of Davids. Such togetherness!

Oregon Law Is Too Strict on Teachers’ Religious Garb [The Oregonian]
Sikhs reject ‘Gaping Hole’ in Oregon Discrimination Bill [World Sikh News]

Print Email

I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)

2000

Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Oregon Ban on Religious Clothes for Teachers

Brings people together

More on Tablet:

Digging Up My Jewish Roots in My Grandfather’s Ukrainian Village

By David Kalis — My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.