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Bob Moses, civil rights leader, led us to imagine the end of racism

By A. James Rudin — July 26, 2021
(RNS) — The great educator and civil rights leader reminds us that there may be no more noble cause than democracy.
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RNS News Quiz: Ben & Jerry’s and Wally Funk

By Emily Churchill — July 23, 2021
(RNS) — Test your knowledge of the week's current events in the world of religion.

Politics foil replacing hazardous bridge to Jerusalem site

By Ilan Ben Zion — July 22, 2021
JERUSALEM (AP) — The tenuous state of the Mughrabi Bridge has raised fears of another disaster after a stampede at a religious festival left 45 people dead.

‘My Unorthodox Life’: Meh

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 21, 2021
(RNS) — The Netflix series isn’t antisemitic or self-hating. But there are deeper questions to mine.

California synagogue shooting suspect pleads guilty

By Associated Press — July 21, 2021
SAN DIEGO (AP) — John T. Earnest called 911 to say he had shot up a synagogue because Jews were trying to ‘destroy all white people,’ authorities said.

Ben & Jerry’s threatened ban in West Bank creates ripples beyond ice cream stores

By Michele Chabin — July 20, 2021
(RNS) — The company’s announcement that it would not renew its licensee in the occupied territories has brought accusations of antisemitism.

Anger as French protesters compare vaccines to Nazi horrors

By Angela Charlton, Constantin Gouvy — July 20, 2021
PARIS (AP) — “I wore the star, I know what that is, I still have it in my flesh,” Holocaust survivor Joseph Szwarc said Sunday.

Jewish group condemns United Church of Christ resolution on Israel, Palestinians

By Yonat Shimron — July 19, 2021
(RNS) — The American Jewish Committee took offense to the liberal Protestant denomination, which called the oppression of the Palestinian people a sin.

Israeli PM: No change to ban on Jewish prayer at mosque

By Laurie Kellman — July 19, 2021
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is not changing the norms at a contested site in Jerusalem to allow Jewish prayer there.

Israeli police clash with protesters to clear Al-Aqsa complex for Tisha b’av worshippers

By Daoud Kuttab — July 18, 2021
(RNS) — The Israeli action violates the 1994 peace treaty between Jordan and Israel, the Jordanian foreign ministry said.

Report: Nearly half of Jewish cemeteries in Europe are falling apart

By Yonat Shimron — July 15, 2021
(RNS) — The report, to be published in September by the ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative, found that 44% of the 1,700 cemeteries visited by surveyors were in urgent need of protection.

Netflix’s ‘My Unorthodox Life’ is an exposé that fails to explain some basic facts

By Avi Shafran — July 14, 2021
(RNS) — Fashion triumphs over fundamentalism. What could be more inspiring?

JewBelong goes digital — and hot pink — in campaign to sound alarm on antisemitism

By Yonat Shimron, Renée Roden — July 13, 2021
(RNS) — Seven such billboards have been flashing at Times Square for more than a month. Beginning this week, they are going up in four other cities.
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