(RNS) As a young Jew, I can’t help but see expressions of evangelical philo-Semitism as an attempt to keep Jewishness in its New Testament box, and to continue the old fallacy of conflating the Jewish people (of Bible fame) with living Jewish people.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican said the pope considers the two men to be “men of peace” and Francis reminded the two leaders of the need for both sides and those who hold political office to work to end the hostilities and promote peace.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A new survey finds — surprise!– we like ourselves. U.S. adults feel most warmly about those who share their religion.
(RNS) Muslim-Jewish iftars are popping up across the nation, bringing together dozens and sometimes hundreds of people for a celebratory Ramadan meal at which both faiths can forge a deeper interfaith understanding.
(RNS) I certainly don’t feel loved by this resolution, any more than any of us feels loved when members of another group tell us that they know better than we do what is right for us, and are prepared to help us see the light by causing us suffering.
(RNS) “Why are the lines to visit Rabbi Menachem Schneerson’s grave so long?” Words and pictures tell a story.
(RNS) The Presbyterian Church (USA) is no longer selling the controversial “Zionism Unsettled” on its website, to the relief of many Jewish organizations.
PARIS (RNS) The election of Rabbi Haim Korsia comes during a deeply troubled time for France’s Jewish community, the largest in Europe.