(RNS) Jews are so good at writing and singing Christmas songs. But we found at least one man who can make that dreidel song swing.
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.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A new federal panel to reform prisons is named for Chuck Colson, the former “evil genius” of the Nixon administration who went to prison and then founded what would become the largest prison ministry in the nation.
An Israeli man is stabbed in a Brooklyn synagogue by an apparently anti-Semitic suspect, who is shot and killed by police. What is the role of the black church post-Ferguson? And meet Argentina’s outlaw saints.
(RNS) Something for your pastor, your Jewish brother-in-law, your Muslim child and your secularist sister.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The synagogue that Rabbi Barry Freundel led for nearly 25 years has fired him over charges of voyeurism.
The Austin shooter considered himself a very religious man. A bowling alley turns into a church and finds something small and precious. And it’s not just Tuesday . . . it’s Giving Tuesday!
Faith in the justice system takes a hit. Turkey’s president says women are not equal to men. And could Israel be more Jewish?
(RNS) Sixty imams and rabbis want to get on with the hard work of repairing the rift between Muslims and Jews.