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Far-right Ben-Gvir to be Israel’s national security minister

By Associated Press — November 26, 2022
JERUSALEM (AP) — Giving the sensitive role to Ben-Gvir raises concerns of a further escalation in Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

This Thanksgiving, give thanks for refugees

By Darcy Hirsh — November 23, 2022
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How to talk to kids about antisemitism

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 22, 2022
(RNS) — A sad but necessary lesson for difficult and challenging times.

RNS holiday gift guide 2022: Ideas for the kids, adults and Pastafarians on your list

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 18, 2022
(RNS) — Because not everybody celebrates a religious holiday in December, but everybody loves presents.

Black museum religion exhibit features Little Richard’s Bible, Rev. Ike’s suit

By Adelle M. Banks — November 18, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The first special exhibition to focus specifically on religion since the museum opened includes photos and artifacts accompanied by quotations of famous African Americans.

Antisemitic graffiti in DC suburb seen as part of a trend

By Ashraf Khalil — November 18, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — Violently antisemitic graffiti along a popular walking trail is part of a rising tide of anti-Jewish vandalism and activity dating back a decade, according to local Jewish leaders.

Bullet holes found at building next to old German synagogue

By Associated Press — November 18, 2022
BERLIN (AP) — Four bullet holes were found in the door of a former rabbi's residence that adjoins an old synagogue in the German city of Essen.

New cemetery chapel honors victims of synagogue attack

By Peter Smith — November 17, 2022
SHALER, Pa. (AP) — What had been an outbuilding at the cemetery of New Light Congregation has been transformed into a chapel with stained glass windows and other mementos honoring victims of the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.

Chabad rabbis celebrate growth at 6,000+ conference in Crown Heights

By Yonat Shimron — November 16, 2022
(RNS) — The five-day event includes workshops on how its emissaries can be more useful — whether on college campuses, in day schools, teaching adult education or in other forms of outreach.

Veterans, Muslim and Jewish groups file support for Sikh recruits suing Marine Corps

By Alejandra Molina — November 16, 2022
(RNS) — Sikhs who serve in the Marine Corps can keep their beards and unshorn hair while on duty but are forbidden from doing so during combat deployment and in the course of boot camp.

Israel’s Haredi parties support Netanyahu again, but their politics aren’t what you think

By Avi Shafran — November 14, 2022
(RNS) — The 'ultra-Orthodox' Shas and United Torah Judaism parties aren't political hardliners, or very political at all.

What Dave Chappelle got right

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 14, 2022
(RNS) — Dave Chappelle's SNL monologue was offensive. But, there are some things we can learn from it.

Confessions of a post-Vatican II Reform rabbi

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 14, 2022
(RNS) — When we make religion easier and more convenient, what evaporates in the process?

Josh Shapiro and me

By Beth Kissileff — November 11, 2022
(RNS) — Pennsylvania's governor-elect bravely ran on inclusiveness against a candidate who leveraged Christian nationalism.
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