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Can you see the face of a friend?

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 30, 2023
Social justice, kosher-style 101. Wrapped up in one poetic piece of Jewish law.
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The hidden Torah of Steely Dan

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 24, 2023
Listen closely, dig deeper. There is far more to Steely Dan than meets the ear. Just like our sacred texts.

Playing chicken over debt and spending bills

By Thomas Reese — May 23, 2023
(RNS) — Would that Congress could look seriously at government programs to make them better and more efficient rather than grandstanding for the media and their partisan base.

You’re More Resilient Than You Think • Rabbi Denise Eger & Rev. Dr. Neil G. Thomas

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 21, 2023
COVID isn't over. How has it affected our faith? Two pioneering clergy share their anguish and their hope.

One in 4 US Mormons has thought about leaving the LDS Church, study shows

By Jana Riess — May 19, 2023
(RNS) — PRRI's findings showed Latter-day Saints were some of the most religious — but often uncertain — believers.

Paul Simon gets religion

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 19, 2023
It only took him 82 years, but Paul Simon has created a masterful piece of Jewish liturgy.

Anger management and guns

By Phyllis Zagano — May 18, 2023
(RNS) — Anger is clearly at the root of our mass shootings.

Why can’t Israel be better?

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 18, 2023
When it comes to Israel: "relationship complicated." The case against perfectionism.

COVID-19 and the decline of religion in America

By Mark Silk — May 17, 2023
(RNS) — Evidence that in the United States, pandemics depress faith.

6 things we now know (maybe) about the LDS church’s wealth

By Jana Riess — May 16, 2023
(RNS) — A new ‘60 Minutes’ interview raised questions about the LDS church's finances, including whether its wealth now amounts to $150 billion.

EWTN, once ‘the work of the devil,’ now gets blessing from pope

By Thomas Reese — May 16, 2023
(RNS)— Critics of EWTN, even the pope, need to be nuanced.

Why there is no ice cream at Auschwitz

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 16, 2023
Because some places are holy. The survival of our culture depends on our ability to recognize that.

What Governor DeSantis needs to learn about the Holocaust and the Bible

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 12, 2023
On a daily basis, the anti-intellectual forces are gathering steam. What will we do about it?
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