The Shomrim, Hebrew for "guards," operate as an ancillary police force in Hasidic communities. The Shomrim demonstrate that when the government funds inherently religious providers of social services, a constitutional gray area is created in the attempts to reconcile state action with the Establishment Clause. This Comment asserts the government should be careful in funding inherently religious providers of social services because such providers increase the likelihood of discrimination.
Sarah M. Sternlieb,
When the Eyes and Ears Become an Arm of the State: The Danger of Privatization Through Government Funding of Insular Religious Groups,
Emory L. J.
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