(RNS) The issue is fraught within Judaism, as more than half of all American Jews marry outside their religion, and the community worries that its small numbers — about 2 percent of the U.S. population — may further dwindle.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) Kesher’s congregation has grieved for a year — not for jailed Rabbi Barry Freundel, but for a trust shockingly broken.
“What we want to thank you for today is your decision to cast your lot with the Jewish people by becoming part of this congregation, and the love and support you give to your Jewish partner.”
The Temple Mount is a focus of Palestinian statehood hopes that Jewish ultra-nationalists oppose. Israel has banned two Palestinian groups it said promote protests over Jewish prayers near the Muslim shrines.
Groups pushing for this include the Church World Service, representing 37 Christian denominations, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and the Jewish refugee assistance agency HIAS.
Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan, shouted “death to the Jews” with a Nazi salute when he was convicted last month of killing three.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) Amna Farooqi, 21, a Pakistani-American and a senior at the University of Maryland, says she loves Israel, cares deeply about Palestinians and sees nothing contradictory about it.
He refused demands by a boycott-Israel group to make a political statement supporting Palestinians. No other performers were asked to make statements.