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Can Blacks and Jews re-boot their relationship?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 10, 2022
A quiet weekend in St. Augustine uncovers a holy place. For both Jews and Blacks.

Will God save the Queen?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 6, 2022
(RNS) — Many of us are total fans of the royals. What does that say about us, and about them?

Why ‘The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem’ matters

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 3, 2022
(RNS) — Come for the story. Stay for the strong women characters.

Celebrate Jerusalem, but …

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 31, 2022
(RNS) — The Jerusalem Day Flag March is an unnecessary provocation.

It is time for our politicians to repent

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 27, 2022
Politicians are allowed -- even commanded -- to admit that they were wrong. Why don't they?

If you love the Bible and God, then love children. Live children.

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 25, 2022
(RNS) — I am so done.

Should religion influence abortion policy?

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 23, 2022
(RNS) — Your theological claim cannot be the law of the land. This is America and this is 2022.

What I learned when I got COVID

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 18, 2022
(RNS) — This is what ‘positive thinking’ can get you. In the midst of it all, COVID-19 became my rabbi.

From Charleston to Pittsburgh to Buffalo, their blood cries out

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — Buffalo reminds us: Jews and Blacks are allies.

The Pulitzer winner is also the most compelling Jewish novel of the past year

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 12, 2022
(RNS) — It just won the Pulitzer for fiction. It is either a tour de force, or a tour de farce. You decide.

Is Paul Simon Jewish? Or ‘Jew-ish’?

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 10, 2022
(RNS) — You can take the boy out of Queens. Can you take Queens out of the boy?

For Israel, hope wins over mockery

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 5, 2022
Israel's #2 song -- a hidden historical nugget.

Why Roe v. Wade must stand

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — An anguished plea for choice and moral autonomy. Before it is too late.

‘Russian Doll’ is the story of Jewish history

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 2, 2022
(RNS) — We live our lives as stories within stories. This Netflix series shows you why.

An old synagogue in Krakow could heal our social ills

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 29, 2022
(RNS) — From the cobblestone streets, a lesson in religious (and cultural) diversity.
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