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Dad gets OK to take daughter to church

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Cook County Judge Renee Goldfarb, who had denied Joseph Reyes permission to take his daughter Ela to Easter services, said in an April 13 divorce judgment that Reyes can take his daughter to church during his visitation times (which reportedly include Christmas and Easter).

Reyes grabbed headlines last winter when he had Ela baptized despite a temporary restraining order filed by his estranged wife that barred him from exposing their daughter to anything but the Jewish faith. Reyes converted to Judaism when he got married and allegedly promised his that Ela would be raised in the Jewish faith.

Goldfarb said her ruling was based on “the best interest of the child,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported.  — jta


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