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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

Cape Verde’s Jewish history stays alive

Preservation of memory is critical to the Jewish psyche, and in Cape Verde there is an uplifting story of remembrance … Continued

Muslims reflect on the Holocaust

May 18-24 felt like a lifetime: emotional, exhausting, and exhilarating, as amid the horror of the Holocaust, we escorted a … Continued

Wolpe: List reminds us fight against hatred of Jews must remain alive

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Hungarian citizens take part in a demonstration in front of the parliament building in Budapest on Dec. 2 … Continued

Israel is no cancer

BLOOMBERG Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, speaks at a news conference in New Yor in 2001. When the Iranian President … 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

Mitt Romney visits holy sites, marks one of the saddest days in Jewish history

JASON REED REUTERS U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pauses in prayer as he visits the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest … Continued

AIPAC leaves many questions on Iran, Israel

Rick Santorum at the AIPAC annual conference. / Getty Rick Santorum at the AIPAC annual policy conference.  Should we bomb … Continued

Thoughts on Menachem Youlus

Although an earthquake shook D.C. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, another earthquake shook the D.C. Jewish community on Wednesday, Aug. 24.  … Continued

God and the old Brooklyn Dodgers

Morry Gash AP Los Angeles Dodgers’ Rod Barajas scores from second on a hit by Jamey Carroll during the seventh … Continued

Shavuot: Judaism’s monument to time, history

Shavuot is both an agricultural festival as well the commemoration of the time the Jewish people received the Torah (the … Continued

A Rosh Hashanah resolution for Labor Day: helping workers

By Jeremy Burton This September 8th at sundown Jewish communities around the world will begin our celebration of Rosh Hashanah, … Continued

Muslim leaders telling truths at Auschwitz

By Rabbi Jack Bemporad and Professor Marshall Breger During a time of raw hostility in the Middle East and heated … Continued

Biblical religion the only–and illegitimate– basis for anti-gay laws

“Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.” “Moral disapproval alone … Continued

Why Jews should support mosque near Ground Zero

By Robert Levine and David Ellenson One of the most beautiful stories to emerge from the devastating attacks of 9/11 … Continued

Report:Pro-Earth/ Tisha B’Av rally, US Capitol, July 20

About 200 people took part in a unique fusion of political rally, multireligious prayer, and Tisha b’Av observance at noon … Continued

Immigration reform: A Jewish imperative

Today’s guest blogger is Avi Smolen, a 2009 graduate of Rutgers University. Last year Avi worked as a Faiths Act … Continued

A Sympathetic Ear

“Sympathy is a state in which a person is open to the presence of another person…In prophetic sympathy, man…carries within … Continued

A Future Worthy of Our Past: The Jewish Quest for Justice

By Mitchell SilverU Mass–Boston, and Contributor to Patheos.com The days of prophecy are over; neither I nor anybody else knows … Continued

Words like fire

“Is not my word like fire,” says the Lord, “and like a hammer that shatters a rock?” –Jeremiah 23:29 The … Continued