US atheists’ group sues over inclusion of ‘Ground Zero Cross’ in new 9/11 museum

The Telegraph – May 9, 2014

“It was the towering charred steel beam shaped like a Christian cross that became a symbol of solace and hope after it was found jutting out of the smouldering debirs of the World Trade Centre. But the so-called Ground Zero Cross is now at the centre of a church-state row as a leading US atheists’ group sues over its inclusion as centrepiece in the new National Sept 11 Memorial and Museum.”

Florida prisons to serve kosher food

The Telegraph, January 22, 2014

“Most states do provide kosher diets, even Texas where there are about 25-30 Jewish inmates,” said Eric Rassbach, general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. “Of the remaining states that don’t, they tend not to be ones with a big Jewish population. I don’t think there is a large number of observant Jewish inmates in North Dakota.