Michael A. Helfand is an associate professor at Pepperdine University School of Law and Co-Director of Pepperdine University's Diane and Guilford Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies.

The Case Against Yeshivas and the Future of Religious Liberty

The legal case that yeshiva educational standards are unconstitutional is gaining influence even as it loses in the courts, and could have far-reaching consequences


The Supreme Court Travel-Ban Decision, Explained

The court could have broken new legal ground to signal we mustn’t tolerate hostility toward any religious group. Sadly, it chose otherwise.


What the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Really Means

The justices didn’t quite settle the big questions pertaining to religious liberties versus LGBTQ rights, but gave us some useful clarifications regardless

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