A scene from HBO's documentary "Night Will Fall." Photo courtesy of Imperial War Museums/HBO

Auschwitz was about the Jews (COMMENTARY)

(RNS) Some question whether American Judaism is still overly focused on the morbidity of the Holocaust. I have often raised that question myself, but not now. Not when a new, groundbreaking documentary about the Holocaust can barely say the word “Jew.”


The ‘Splainer: blood libel and the synagogue massacre

(RNS) Hours after two Palestinians, armed with guns and hatchets, killed four Jewish worshippers and a Druze police officer at a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday (Nov. 18), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the attack a “blood libel.” Why, and what did he mean?