A 17-year-old American girl openly declared that she is gay. She took her girlfriend to the school prom. Her parents summarily enrolled her into a Christian school where she would for a year not have any contact with the outside world. The school apparently is known for “praying the gay away”.
This happened in the year 2017, not in 1317, and in the USA, not some backwater country with a paternalistic, dictatorial belief system.
The girl’s parents sent her to the school so that they could ensure the daughter they were given in this life is “changed”. Talk about conditional love … And they could do this because legally she is still under age and there is nothing she can do to get out of this “school”.
A group of synagogues in part of London have applied for the erection of poles linked together with fishing wire to demarcate an eruv in Camden.
An eruv is a marked area in which Jews can carry or push objects on the Sabbath without violating Jewish law that prohibits carrying anything outside the house. This new construction will allow people in wheelchairs and parents with pushchairs to leave their house during the Sabbath, because the construction of the eruv will in the minds of the Jews create the illusion that their homes have been extended to the boundaries of the eruv, which can be as large as a number of square miles.
This is not a new concept.