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Noam E. Marans

Noam E. Marans is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Noam E. Marans

Oberammergau Passion Play enters a new era

By Noam E. Marans and Peter A. Pettit — May 9, 2022
(RNS) — Oberammergau is no longer a capital of antisemitism.

How the infamous Oberammergau Passion Play is evolving

By Noam E. Marans — November 21, 2019
(RNS) — For the past three decades, the most heinous anti-Jewish excesses of the world's most famous Passion play have been slowly eliminated, but more work needs to be done.

Four ways to keep anti-Semitism from becoming the new normal

By Noam E. Marans — October 7, 2019
(RNS) — There is a lot at stake for all of us. Anti-Semitism endangers not only Jews but the societies in which they live.

COMMENTARY: John XXIII and John Paul II: Two Catholic saints for the Jews

By Noam E. Marans — April 24, 2014
(RNS) We must never forget the centuries of Christian enmity that preceded the Holocaust, but we must also be ready to praise those like John XXIII and John Paul II who modeled a new narrative of Christian-Jewish relations.

COMMENTARY: Pope Francis, Marc Chagall and the Jews

By Noam E. Marans — March 3, 2014
NEW YORK (RNS) Pope Francis is a devoted fan of artist Marc Chagall, and his favorite is Chagall’s “White Crucifixion,” which depicts Jesus on the cross, wrapped in a Jewish prayer shawl and encircled by scenes of endangered Jews. That tells us a lot about this pope, and the future of Christian-Jewish relations.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Presbyterians on the precipice (again)

By Noam E. Marans — June 19, 2012

NEW YORK (RNS) Regardless of whether the Presbyterian Church (USA) decides to reopen the fight over divesting from Israel, the fact that so much time and energy are expended threatens interfaith comity, and not only between Jews and Presbyterians. By Noam E. Marans.

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