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Ben Stiller and Edward Norton as rabbi and priest in "Keeping the Faith," which premiered in 2000. (Getty Images)

“It always seemed like a joke, a priest and a rabbi, but I have a daily check-in with a Jewish chaplain and two Episcopal priests, and that need for mutual understanding is very real.”

Stephen Silver (JTA)
Posed photo the The Soul Children and director Walt Whitman posing with the staff of Am Shalom synagogue

Rabbi Steven Stark Lowenstein, senior rabbi of Am Shalom on Glencoe, IL, has a special relationship with Dr. Walt Whitman and his celebrated youth gospel choir, The Soul Children of Chicago, which will be performing at the upcoming Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
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Attacks on people of faith are animated by white supremacy and white nationalism, which are on the rise. Dismantling this system of hate “requires deep partnership across all communities affected.”

Aaron Torop
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wife and I are in Germany, so I wasn’t surprised that a few people sent me “The New German Anti-Semitism,” a story in a recent edition of the New York Times Magazine.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Small tealight candles lit up in rows as if at a vigil

What must we do to heal the world? We must labor as one. We must stand together; with resolve and calm and unity between faiths and genders and orientation.

David L. Stanley
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Last week was a bad week for Israel and the Jews, a week in which the worst instincts of our brethren were enabled and acted upon

Alden Solovy
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I knew that this was my time to act. As a Jewish teenager who had just celebrated his bar mitzvah in the holiest place to the Jewish religion, a teenager with a responsibility. 

Evyatar Bar-On
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I had heard of the Rohingya people, but admittedly knew little about the depths of their suffering and the atrocities they were enduring.

Rabbi Charles K. Briskin
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It sounds like the beginning of a joke, and in truth, there’s a lot of laughter in what comes next: An imam and a rabbi walk into a conference of Reform Jews…

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
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Guests Rabbi Sarah Bassin and Imam Abdullah Antepli joined On being's Krista Tippett to talk about their pioneering work in building bridges of understanding between Muslims and Jews. 

 

Kate Bigam Kaput

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