(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.
(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?
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (RNS) When word spread that Boston native Moshe Twersky was among those murdered in a Jerusalem synagogue attack, local Jews grieved not only a native son but also a loss to a great rabbinic tradition.
(RNS) Inclusion on the school calendar is an important symbol of belonging. Muslims want to be part of that narrative as well.
(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?
JERUSALEM (RNS) The Temple Mount is at the center of an intense debate over messianic religious Zionism. How Israeli society deals with it may hold the key to the peace process.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A veteran of the Obama White House will lead the Anti-Defamation League after the retirement of longtime director Abe Foxman.
(RNS) Jewish congregations and organizations are creating innovative programs and making special efforts to connect with college-age students and young people starting out in their careers.