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Uganda, AIDS, God and gays: Rick Warren and a punch in the nose

AP Filipinos release into the air paper lanterns to mark World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 2012 at the Heroes … Continued

Why civil discourse is imperative for inter-Jewish dialogue

Courtesy of the Samuel Bronfman Foundation Edgar Bronfman with Bronfman Youth Fellowships students. The increasingly partisan tone of the upcoming … Continued

Leiby Kletzky: prayer is not enough in Brooklyn tragedy

Seth Wenig AP A missing person poster is displayed near a crime scene where police found a suitcase believed to … Continued

Religious groups: the backbone of Haiti’s recovery

By Julia Duin John Travolta flew supplies down to Haiti on behalf of the Church of Scientology Many of the … Continued

Jews and Muslims: How do we ‘bring the temperature down’?

By Frankie Martin This year has not been an easy one for Jewish-Muslim relations. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is in … Continued

What the rabbi doesn’t get

By Michael L. Brown Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is not only “America’s most famous rabbi” and my frequent opponent in public … Continued

Israel: Obama’s next moment?

ISLAM AND THE WEST By Daniel Brumberg Fresh from his victory in the U.S. Congress, President Obama is seizing the … Continued

One Haitian tragedy

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Zilda Arns Neumann, sometimes called Brazil’s Mother Teresa, was among those who died tragically … Continued

Go and Study

“The Torah…is elegant, dramatic, and quakes with the voice of God.” –Alan Dershowitz Alan Dershowitz, professor at Harvard Law School, … Continued

A Text of One’s Own

Former president Jimmy Carter and other world leaders issued this statement: “The justification of discrimination against women and girls on … Continued

Youth and Public Service

By Rabbi Sid Schwarzfounder/president of PANIM: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values With the passage of the Serve America … Continued

No Apology, Sanction To Theocrats

How would you respond to radical Muslim clerics in northwest Pakistan — now under Islamic law — who are calling … Continued

Pope Must Denounce Holocaust Deniers

Like flat earthers, Holocaust deniers simply refuse to acknowledge reality. On being shown pictures taken from a satellite that showed … Continued

U.S. Must Earn Respect With Consistent Values

What must happen for us to move forward together with the Muslim world, with mutual respect? The first step is … Continued

A HinJew Target in Mumbai

Whenever I fly my habit is to whisper two prayers to myself just before takeoff and landing. The first is … Continued

Revitalizing Jewish Activism: Nov 23, Jews Uniting to End the War & Heal America

On Sunday, November 23, The Shalom Center and the Workmen’s Circle will hold an action gathering in New York City: … Continued

The Sun Also Rises and Blesses: April 8, 2009

Early in the morning of April 8, 2009, Jewish communities will have a teaching opportunity that comes only once every … Continued

Tikkun Olam for 2008

Sloshing through Hezekiah’s tunnel near the City of David in Jerusalem brings home what fear and faith can do. The … Continued


I did it again. This Sunday I once more ventured out into the Christian megachurch world of my southern hometown, … Continued

Jewish Identity Requires Freedom

I will be honest, I had not planned on responding to this question. As a Christian, I don’t know that … Continued