Never make predictions about the Jews
By Jeffrey Salkin — March 21, 2023
(RNS) — An American Jewish sage tried to predict Judaism, 2025. You’ll be surprised at what he got right — and wrong.
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Another religious leader marks 10 years of trying to find peace on LGBTQ
By Jacob Lupfer — March 17, 2023
(RNS) — Can the Archbishop of Canterbury hold the Anglican Communion together?
Divine dilemma: Who gets God’s nod in March Madness?
By Mark I. Pinsky — March 16, 2023
(RNS) — If two Christian schools’ fans pray for victory, which one gets God’s favor?
What’s threatening Florida?
By Jeffrey Salkin — March 16, 2023
It's not just that huge mass of seaweed. There is something far more insidious going on.
All aboard the Mormon women’s history cruise
By Jana Riess — March 15, 2023
(RNS) — Sign me up for that.
A reading list for seminarians and other Catholic conservatives
By Thomas Reese — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — Books changed my life. They can change yours too.
Georgia may be turning purple. It’s definitely turning green.
By Marqus Cole — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — Georgia’s clean energy transition is doing what some may deem a miracle — getting Republicans and Democrats to agree.
Five charts that explain the desperate turn to MAGA among conservative white Christians
By Robert P. Jones — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — White Christians’ attempt to halt their demographic slide has fostered two narratives of American life.
The women who stood with Martin Luther King Jr. and sustained a movement for social change
By The Conversation — March 14, 2023
(The Conversation) — From family to grassroots activists, these are some of the women who shaped MLK’s vision and campaigns.
How Frances Willard shaped feminism by leading the 19th-century temperance movement
By The Conversation — March 14, 2023
(The Conversation) — A historian highlights the role of Frances Willard, who helped found the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, one of the major social movements of the 19th and 20th centuries.
What is a pogrom? Israeli mob attack has put a century-old word in the spotlight
By The Conversation — March 14, 2023
(The Conversation) — A scholar of Jewish history explains how the term ‘pogrom’ lives in Jewish collective memory and why its use can be highly contentious.
Nazi orders for Jews to wear a star were hateful, but far from unique – a historian traces the long history of antisemitic badges
By The Conversation — March 14, 2023
(The Conversation) — Badges and other wearable markings had a long history of being used to target Jewish people in Europe.
Remembering Chaim Topol — and how ‘Fiddler’ reflected American Judaism
By Jeffrey Salkin — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — The inside story of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ reveals some deep truths about American Judaism.