The Supreme Court and Public Prayer

Odyssey Networks
May 09, 2014 AT 10:38 AM
This week the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the rights of a local town council in Greece, NY to open their meetings with a prayer, saying it did not violate the constitutional prohibition against government establishment of religion. According to Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, President of Clal and co-Founder and Executive Editor of, "the thing that has to accompany public prayer is public space, and carving out space for all those people who pray differently than we do or who may choose to not pray at all"