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Author Grumet, Louis, author.

Title Curious Case of Kiryas Joel [electronic resource] : The Rise of a Village Theocracy and the Battle to Defend the Separation of Church and State / Louis Grumet.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Chicago Review Press, [2016]


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Summary Twenty years ago, on the last day of session, the New York State Legislature created a publicly funded school district to cater to the interests of a religious sect called Kiryas Joel, an extremely insular group of Hasidic Jews. The sect had bought land in upstate New York, populated it solely with members of its faction, and created a village that exerted extraordinary political pressure over both political parties in the Legislature. Marking the first time in American history that a governmental unit was established for a religious group, the Legislature's action prompted years of litigation that eventually went to the Supreme Court. The 1994 case, The Board of Education of the Village of Kiryas Joel v. Grumet, stands as the most important legal precedent in the fight to uphold the separation of church and state. In The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel, plaintiff Louis Grumet opens a window onto the Satmar Hasidic community and details the inside story of his fight for the First Amendment. This story-a blend of politics, religion, cultural clashes, and constitutional tension-is an object lesson in the ongoing debate over freedom of vs. freedom from religion.
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Subject Kiryas Joel Union Free School District (Monroe, N.Y.) -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Church and state -- United States.
Freedom of religion -- United States.
Jewish religious schools -- New York (State) -- Kiryas Joel.
Jewish religious education of children with disabilities -- New York (State) -- Kiryas Joel.
Religion in the public schools -- Law and legislation -- New York (State)
Satmar Hasidim -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- New York (State) -- Kiryas Joel.
Satmar Hasidim -- New York (State) -- Kiryas Joel -- Trials, litigation, etc.
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Added Author Caher, John M., author.
Kaye, Judith.
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Other Form: Print version: Grumet, Louis. Curious case of Kiryas Joel : Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2016. 9781613735008 (hardback) (DLC)2015048056
ISBN 9781613735039 (e-pub)
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