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Beth Kissileff

Beth Kissileff is an author at Religion News Service.

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Change is slow — but it’s coming, and it’s why they rioted at the Capitol

January 11, 2021

(RNS) — The chaos at the Capitol was the work of a desperate group, clinging to false beliefs at all costs, unwilling to shift their paradigm. But it is their last gasp. 

New Light congregant: Last year’s shooting demands we turn prayers to action

October 25, 2019

(RNS) — I can’t bring back the 12 American Jews killed by anti-Semitic violence this year, but I can live my life with the urgency our tradition asks of us and encourage others as well to build the world, kindness first. 

The Jewish answer to how to punish the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

February 27, 2019

PITTSBURGH (RNS) — I plan to avenge the attack on my husband’s synagogue and our community by celebrating our lives as Jews.

Fighting hate, from Tree of Life synagogue to Charleston’s Mother Emanuel Church

January 29, 2019

PITTSBURGH (RNS) — In response to hate, we connected with other victims of hate to increase good in the world and honor those slain in the Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, 2018.

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