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Jax Jacobsen

Jax Jacobsen is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Jax Jacobsen

What is Quebec’s Bill 21 debate about — and will tomorrow’s vote end it?

By Jax Jacobsen — June 13, 2019
(RNS) — For the fourth time in a decade, Quebec is in the midst of a heated public discourse over a deeply controversial bill that would severely limit religious dress and symbols in public places.

Anti-Semitism is on the rise in France

By Jax Jacobsen — March 7, 2019
PARIS (RNS) — In the past two months, swastikas have been scrawled on posters of Holocaust survivor and French national hero Simone Veil, who is interred in the Pantheon. A grove of trees planted to honor the memory of Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old French Jew who was kidnapped, tortured and killed, was vandalized.
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