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Dome of a mosque with crescent symbol atop the roof; stars in the sky

Millions of Uyghur Muslims have been arrested or detained in China because of their religion and they are under constant watch.

Aaron Torop and Zoe Terner
Kotel (Western Wall) at night seen from a distance

Although Jews have had access to the Western Wall since 1967, only some Jews feel ownership over this important site. 

Chelsea Feuchs
Bride and groom forming heart with their hands

In Israel, marriage and divorce are under the jurisdiction of the officially sanctioned Orthodox chief rabbinate and its representatives. Where does this policy leave Reform Jews?

Rabbi Marc Rosenstein
airmail envelopes

As we Israelis wait on outcomes from today’s meeting between Netanyahu and Trump, we cannot let growing incitement and discrimination remain the new normal in Israel.

Rabbi Noa Sattath
Stop sign spraypainted with the word HATE

Each November, the FBI releases its annual report on hate crime statistics. The report is rarely uplifting, but this year, the results are especially frightening.

Lizzie Stein

Earlier this month, the State Department issued its annual report on International Religious Freedom. The report tracks religious freedom – for religious majorities, minorities and non-believers – in 199 countries.

Sarah Greenberg

June 15, 1215,is one of the most well-known days in Western history.

Sarah Greenberg

Last Wednesday, the Washington Post

Sarah Greenberg

Last week, the Simon Wiesenthal Center released a list of its

Claire Shimberg

In 1974 in Philadelphia, a small menorah was lit in front of Independence Hall, home to the iconic Liberty Bell. The menorah was crude and made of wood.

Rabbi Joshua Eli Plaut, Ph.D


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