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The Pope’s Poorly Timed Arrival

Did the Vatican consider that Pope Francis will arrive in the U.S. on the holiest night of the Jewish year?

Our Human Mission to Redeem History

The Jewish New Year calls us to assess our lives, acknowledge damage done, and begin to rebuild.

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7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Wailing Wall

No trip to Israel is complete without a visit to the Wailing Wall. Here’s what I learned on mine.

Five Reasons I Might Join the Ku Klux Klan

A Ku Klux Klan chapter is now accepting Jews, so I’m considering my options.

The Greatest Story Ever Mistold

Why it matters — for understanding world history and for addressing global conflicts today — that Jesus was not a Gentile.

Recent Pew Survey Reveals How Americans Feel About Religious Groups

Americans view Jews and Christians warmly, while atheists and Muslims get the cold shoulder.

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Rare Religious Harmony at Risk in the City of Four Cultures

How long can Melilla, Spain live up to its reputation as a city of peacefully coexisting Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Hindus?

Pope Francis and the Vatican’s Burdened Past

Moral deflection shapes the ground across which Pope Francis strode during his Middle East pilgrimage.

An Untold Story of Bondage to Freedom: Passover 1943

How a foxhole that led to a 77-mile cave system saved the lives of 38 Ukrainian Jews during the Holocaust.

On ‘Thanksgivukkah,’ Give Thanks for Religious Freedom

Both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are rooted in stories about the struggle for religious freedom.

Religious Pluralism in Today’s Muslim World

For some, the core of religious pluralism discourse lies in the definition of the “People of the Book,” a term used in the Qur’an.