RNS Morning Report: Jewish Identity Amid Rising Anti-Semitism; Rabbi Zalman Bluming; Auschwitz at 75

Hasidic leaders read personal notes and prayers at the resting place of the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson at Montefiore Cemetery in New York, on Nov. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Need to know: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Identity Markers

Amid rising anti-Semitism, Orthodox Jews weigh safety with being conspicuously Jewish

For Orthodox Jews, the current wave of anti-Semitic attacks raises questions about how to keep safe while remaining identifiably Jewish. More from Religion News Service

Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries

Steadfast in his calling, a Chabad rabbi remains committed to serving fellow Jews

As the world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which this year coincides with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Rabbi Zalman Bluming puts forward a hopeful narrative about America. More from Religion News Service


Auschwitz at 75: From sorrow to song

As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the time has come to turn our sorrow into song — in a sense, to embrace Auschwitz, writes Joshua Hammerman. More from Religion News Service


Why Christians should audit their words, worship and practices for anti-Semitism

Christians can faithfully proclaim our faith as rooted in the witness of biblical Israel without using Jews and Judaism as foils for our own purposes. One place to start is by doing an audit for anti-Semitism, write Laura Everett and Dan Joslyn-Siemiatkoski. More from Religion News Service

Flunking Sainthood

Second thoughts about the Mormon curriculum

I want to apologize for last week's "dumpster fire" column. While I stand by much of the content, I can now see problems with the tone and the way I approached it, writes Jana Riess. More from Religion News Service

Disappointment at Statement

'Laughing stock': letter from clergy attacks C of E's guidance on sex

Almost 3,000 people, including nearly 800 members of the clergy, have signed an open letter to the archbishops of Canterbury and York, saying guidance issued by bishops last week saying sex is only for married heterosexuals has made the Church of England a “laughing stock”. More from The Guardian




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