(RNS) — This list of 12 — drawn from stories RNS has covered between 2010 and 2019 — offers a one-time retrospective of the personalities (and not a few of the issues) that dominated the religious scene this past decade.
(The Conversation) — With anti-Semitism today bombarding American Jews from the right and the left, the moment appears new, but its language is not. It's a very old theme.
(RNS) — 'The decaying of the soul often leads to decaying of societies, of countries, of nations, of the world.'
It's not about how they hate us. It's about how God loves us. That is the lesson for Jews on Rosh Ha Shanah.
(RNS) — The first-ever congressional hearing on the ban focused on its human cost. But it also highlighted the confusion around the process for obtaining the case-by-case waivers promised by the Trump administration.
(RNS) – The lawsuit was brought forth by 23 U.S. Muslims, including a toddler who at just 7 months old was added to the secretive federal watchlist of “known or suspected terrorists.”
(The Conversation) — The president’s recent tweets have capitalized on a tension embedded within two paradigms of the place of Israel in American Jewish life.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump's claim triggered an uproar from critics who said the president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes amid an ongoing feud with Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
(RNS) — On Tuesday, President Trump said, 'I think that any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.' Of the two, I have to choose disloyalty — and I'm proud of it.
(RNS) — We did not create Israel so that she could resemble a ghetto — physically, mentally and politically.
(RNS) — I believe one day U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib will be able to visit her grandmother without forfeiting her commitment to justice to do so. That day is hastened when we see Israel for what it is: not a flawed democracy, but no democracy at all.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's interior minister said that Tlaib had requested and been granted permission to enter the West Bank to see relatives, including her 90-year-old grandmother.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The move comes shortly after President Trump tweeted that "it would show great weakness" if Israel allowed them in.
American Jews — let’s not get played. By anyone.
(RNS) — Divisive rhetoric is a serious threat to our dignity, but when people tell me to 'go back' to where I came from, my response is simple: I ask them what they have against Texans.