NEW YORK (RNS) It’s hard to think of a Catholic churchman who was more outspoken in defense of Jews and Judaism than the late Cardinal John O’Connor. Now it turns out that the mother of the New York archbishop was actually born Jewish — and O’Connor apparently never knew.
Articles tagged “anti-Semitism”
(RNS) What’s this got to do with Westboro, the church whose members are notorious for bringing their “God hates fags” signs to military funerals? Lots.
(RNS) In Ukraine, manufactured incidents of anti-Semitism have been cynically used to discredit political opponents as anti-Semites, whether they are, or not.
(RNS) The ADL tracked an overall decline in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year but also a rise in violent anti-Semitic assaults.
(RNS) Some are urging President Obama to apply pressure on King Abdullah to revise school textbooks that disparage Christians, label Jews “pigs,” and teach that execution is an Islamic response to gay sex.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (RNS) On the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Hungary, many Jews are wondering whether the passage of time has done much to quell this nation’s troubling history of anti-Semitism.
(RNS) Last year, a record 3,270 French Jews made aliyah — or immigration to Israel — a 63 percent hike from 2012. The Tibi family plans to leave Paris this summer — for good.
PARIS (RNS) French comedian Dieudonne is kicking up fresh controversy with a straight-armed gesture he has tagged the “quenelle.” Dieudonne claims it’s anti-establishment, not anti-Semitic; Jewish groups liken it to a Nazi salute.
(RNS) Francis Spufford’s defense of Christianity, “Unapologetic,” is aimed primarily at what he calls “godless Europeans,” the post-Enlightenment elites who tend to regard religion with bemusement as a silly fairy tale, if not with open hostility as a dangerous superstition.