Judaism

In search of peace in the Holy Land

By Bridget Moix — February 7, 2024
(RNS) — Gaza is the epicenter, but a broader war was unfolding all around us.

Evangelicals venture to Israel in show of solidarity

By Michele Chabin — February 7, 2024
JERUSALEM (RNS) — Visitors to Israel have been few since its war with Hamas began. But in December, groups of evangelical Christians began to arrive on solidarity missions, say groups that promote links between Israel and evangelicals abroad.

Why I envy Orthodox Jews

By Jeffrey Salkin — February 5, 2024
(RNS) — What do you envy in a religious tradition that is not your own?

At National Prayer Breakfast, Biden speaks of praying, working for peace

By Adelle M. Banks — February 1, 2024
(RNS) — ‘We're all blessed to live in a nation where we can practice our many faiths and practice them freely,’ Biden said at the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall.

Born in tragedy, Refugee Shabbat honors our 110 million neighbors looking for a home

By Joshua Hammerman — February 1, 2024
(RNS) — The sheer numbers of people displaced should tell us this is a shared problem.

Reform Jews support ‘just’ war in Gaza but call for two-state solution

By Yonat Shimron — January 31, 2024
(RNS) — The statement is an attempt to thread the needle. It conveys resolute support for Israel while at the same time criticizing some Israeli proposals for the war's aftermath.

Biology matters, especially after Oct. 7

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 31, 2024
(RNS) — A woman at an Israel rally gets creative. And gutsy.

Auschwitz survivor decries rise of the far right and increased antisemitism in Germany

By Associated Press — January 31, 2024
BERLIN (AP) — Germany saw a significant increase in anti-Jewish incidents following the attack on Israel.

When is criticism of Israel antisemitic? A scholar of modern Jewish history explains

By Joshua Shanes — January 31, 2024
(The Conversation) — In recent years, the relationship between antisemitism and anti-Zionism has taken on renewed importance and competing definitions of antisemitism have emerged. What is antisemitism?

Israel’s president says the UN world court misrepresented his comments in its genocide ruling

By Associated Press — January 30, 2024
JERUSALEM (AP) — The court's ruling on Friday cited a series of statements made by Israeli leaders as evidence of incitement and dehumanizing language against Palestinians.

After menu is deemed antisemitic, eatery throws Shabbat dinner for Jewish neighbors

By Fiona André — January 29, 2024
NEW YORK (RNS) — Palestinian restaurateurs tried to set the record straight after cheekily naming seafood section of the menu 'From the River to the Sea.'

Massachusetts man threatened to kill Jews as antisemitic incidents rise

By Yonat Shimron — January 29, 2024
(RNS) — The 59-year-old Massachusetts man is alleged to have called Congregation Agudas Achim, a synagogue in Attleboro, and left a voicemail threatening to kill Jews.

Yes, Biden and Trump are old. Jewish teaching says that can be a good thing.

By Avi Shafran — January 29, 2024
(RNS) — Look what happened when Judean King Rehoboam shunned the advice of the court elders.

How many Holocaust memorial days do we need?

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 29, 2024
(RNS) — There are three different days for remembering the Holocaust. Each one has a different message. Which message do we need today?

Nazi genocides of Jews and Roma were entangled from the start – and so are their efforts at Holocaust remembrance today

By Ari Joskowicz — January 29, 2024
(The Conversation) — Many young people today know little about the murder of European Jews during the Holocaust, and even less about the murder of Romani communities.
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