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The Days of Awe and the years of horror

Sept. 3, 2013A worker removes notes from the cracks of the Western Wall. Workers cleaned out the cracks Sunday and … Continued

Crossing the cultural divide between Arabs and Jews

I grew up in a home with socialist values. We were a secular family with a strong Jewish cultural upbringing. … Continued

Never forgot: Lessons from Judaism on how to cope with Alzheimers

Courtesy Trish and George Vradenburg Trish and George Vradenburg at the National Alzheimer’s Gala. Twenty years ago, we lost Trish’s … Continued

Create a holy Hanukkah

My first Hanukkah memory has nothing to do with the story of the Macabees overthrowing the Greeks to protect the … Continued

For American Muslims, a year of living dangerously

Today’s guest blogger is Farhana Khera, the Executive Director of Muslim Advocates, a national legal advocacy and educational organization. As … Continued

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky: religion and interfaith marriage

By: Marion L. Usher, Ph.D. “Adam was Jewish and I was raised Mormon. We grew up in Salt Lake City, … Continued

Appeal to Presbyterians on Israel: “First, Do No Harm”

By David J. MichaelsDirector, United Nations and Intercommunal Affairs B’nai B’rith International On July 3, the biannual General Assembly of … Continued

Morocco is not the problem

By Menachem Z. Rosensaftprofessor, Cornell Law School I take no position on whether countries should prohibit religious proselytizing. Over the … Continued

Abortion absolutes don’t work

Q: Can you be a feminist and oppose abortion in all circumstances? Can you be a person of faith and … Continued

The Franklin Graham Crusade

By David Waters In an interview with Newsmax TV, Franklin Graham said the Pentagon’s decision to rescind his invitation to … Continued

A glimpse of our interfaith future

Today’s guest blogger is Dan Pawlus, Vice President of Communications for Interfaith Youth Core and co-host of “30 Good Minutes” … Continued

Interview with Jim Wallis about Glenn Beck and ‘social justice’

Here’s a transcript of my April 7 video interview with Rev. Jim Wallis, founder of the Sojourners Christian community and … Continued

Liberty and Justice FOR ALL

The New York City Council last week voted to add two Muslim holidays to the city’s public school calendar, citing … Continued

Obama, Bernanke: Two Faiths, Two Speeches

By Jacqueline L. Salmon In their speeches on the economy yesterday, President Barack Obama and Fed President Ben S. Bernanke … Continued

Madoff Also Betrayed His Religion

The facts are now clear. Bernard Madoff will spend the rest of his life in jail because of the elaborate … Continued

Colin Powell and My American Faith

During the great immigration waves of 1900, a rabbi said of our melting pot, “All names are American names.” How … Continued

Extreme Religion

My sons like to watch those extreme sports shows. You know those cable shows where snowboarders are dropped on peaks … Continued

It is a Sin Not to Dream

My childhood was preeminently dominated by teachers and children of the Jewish faith. I am a product of the successful … Continued

The Scent of Peace?

The World Economic Forum on the Middle East at Sharm El Sheikh reeks of solemnity. There is a sense that … Continued

Jewish Identity and Popular Religiosity

Because Judaism has weathered so many storms and waves of oppression in the past, I cannot think of an American … Continued