The Township of Freehold New Jersey has issued an ordinance making it illegal for individuals to conduct religious activities in the privacy of their home.
Rabbi Avraham Bernstein has been under surveillance for activities in his home expected of a Rabbi.
“People of all faiths should be outraged over this latest effort by government officials to dictate what religious believers can and cannot do in the privacy of their own homes,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute.
A civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the township in federal district court by the The Rutherford Institute and Marks & Klein, LLP.
Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Against NJ Officials Over Ordinance Restricting Use of Homes for Prayer Services, Illegal Surveillance of Rabbi’s Home