(RNS) In the Diaspora, writes Alan Wolfe, Jewish can embrace universalism — applying Jewish values to make the world a better place. “Jewish particularism” better describes the defensive, inward posture of Jews in Israel.
Author Archives: Lauren Markoe
About Lauren Markoe
Lauren Markoe covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion News Service staff in 2011. She was Washington correspondent for The State (Columbia, S.C.), where she won a 2004 first prize for feature writing from the National Association of Black Journalists. She also covered government for the Charlotte Observer and the Massachusetts statehouse for the Patriot Ledger. Markoe holds B.A. in history from Yale University and an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
(RNS) Hours after two Palestinians, armed with guns and hatchets, killed four Jewish worshippers and a Druze police officer at a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday (Nov. 18), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the attack a “blood libel.” Why, and what did he mean?
Chicago welcomes its new archbishop. Terrorists slay four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue. And in the name of religious freedom, Utah allows a woman to take an unusual photo.
(RNS) To those who say that religion is inherently violent, Karen Armstrong responds with “Fields of Blood,” a book that walks through thousands of years of human history, religion and warfare.
(RNS) The Temple Mount is the holiest place for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims. Why is it a launching pad for violence?
The bishops are trying to find their way in the world of Pope Francis. Most people in Utah would like to tear down those ‘Zion curtains.’ And a helicopter rescue for church hikers who took a longer hike than planned.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A veteran of the Obama White House will lead the Anti-Defamation League after the retirement of longtime director Abe Foxman.
(RNS) Conservative Christians flexed their muscles in the midterms. But can they show the same strength in 2016?
Today is voting day. Al Mohler says Christians must exercise their civic duty. Brittany Maynard’s death leads to legislating. And a visit to the land of the holy goats.