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March 23, 2024   •   

Purim—Symbol of a Neverending Story

A minor Jewish holiday, Purim lives on as a symbol.

December 18, 2023   •   

Three Menorahs: Three Stories

The Hanukkah menorahs the Second Couple light this holiday reflect in their stories and symbolism of the twin elements of Jewish history—despair and joy.

December 6, 2023   •   

A Potent Weapon Against the Hamas Attack and the Spike in Antisemitic Incidents

October 7 attack on Israel and antisemitic incidents inspired a New York Upper East Side Orthodox congregation to counter the crisis with matchmaking.

November 1, 2023   •   

Tel Aviv Restaurateurs Find A Way Through Tragedy—With Food

Converting their kitchens to cater to reservists and refugees who eat only kosher food

October 31, 2023   •   

Washington, D.C.’s New Capital Jewish Museum Puts a Human Face on the Stories of Local and American Jewish History

The oldest synagogue building in Washington, D.C. is linked by glass bridge to the new Capital Jewish Museum

September 28, 2023   •   

After Four Generations, Worldwide Jewish Population Approaching Pre-Holocaust Levels

For every three European Jews, two perished in the Holocaust.

September 28, 2023   •   

Here Comes the Yiddish Renaissance

Yiddish was a casualty of the Holocaust.

September 28, 2023   •   

Bomb Threats, Bigotry and Backpedaling on Hate—It’s The High Holy Day Season

Jewish High Holy Days and the unfortunate but expected proliferation of antisemitism and its apologists.

September 28, 2023   •   

Jewish Scripture and Liturgy Enters the 21st Century

Bringing Jewish literature, lore and liturgy into the 21st century

September 14, 2023   •   

The Jewish High Holy Day Season: Trust + Communication = Friendship

How one moment in a Jewish man’s childhood—a simple act of repentance on the High Holy Days—changed his outlook, his perspective and his life.

August 8, 2023   •   

How Christian Colleges Nurture Jewish Students

Statue symbolizes the 151 years of Christian and Jewish connection.

May 18, 2023   •   

In Memoriam: Rabbi Harold Kushner

Answering the question, ‘In light of so much human suffering, how can an omnipotent power can also be benevolent?’

March 9, 2023   •   

Jews Celebrate Purim: Their Victory Over Evil in Ancient Persia

One of the most joyous of holidays on the Jewish calendar

February 14, 2023   •   

Ethiopian Jews: The Beautiful Diversity of the Jewish People

Ethiopian Jews existed and endured persecution, just as their brothers to the north and the west.

July 24, 2022   •   

German Court Rules Antisemitic Sculpture Can Remain on Church

The highest appeals court in Germany denied the request to remove a highly offensive antisemitic sculpture from a Wittenburg church.

May 28, 2022   •   

Building Bridges One Note at a Time

Judeo-Islamic Soundscapes: an example of the universal language of music

May 25, 2022   •   

A Haven for Early Christians Discovered

As many as 70,000 ancient Christians and Jews sought refuge in a hidden underground city in Turkey in the second and third centuries.

May 18, 2022   •   

A Journey Back to Jewish life in Cincinnati

The legacy of Jewish families who arrived in Cincinnati in 1817 in hopes of building a better life

April 23, 2022   •   

How The Oldest Congregation in America Celebrated Easter 2022

After two years, the congregation finally celebrated the holiday together...thanks to the East End Temple.

April 15, 2022   •   

The True Meaning of Passover

A cornucopia of memorable Passover quotes compiled by Rebekah Lowin, editor at Hearst Magazines and the founder of the Jewish lifestyle site

February 6, 2022   •   

Interfaith Complex in the Persian Gulf Promises to be a Symbol of Religious Freedom and Tolerance

A mosque, synagogue and church—part of a colossal interfaith complex in the UAE

August 27, 2021   •   

Remembering the Man Who Helped Restore the Sight of Thousands of Tibetans

Marc Lieberman, a San Francisco ophthalmologist who organized dialogue between the Dalai Lama and American Jewish leaders and restored the eyesight of thousands of Tibetans, died August 2 at 72.

November 17, 2020   •   

In Memoriam: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, orthodox rabbi who served as chief rabbi of United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013, passed away November 7.

July 14, 2020   •   

Muslim Civil Liberties Group Advocates for Jewish Prisoner Denied Kosher Diet

A Jewish prisoner who has been refused a Kosher diet is getting legal help to redress his grievance from a Muslim civil liberties group, a Jewish newspaper reports.

January 22, 2019   •   

Muslims and Jews Challenge New Law in Belgium

A law banning ritual slaughter of animals required in the Muslim and Orthodox Jewish religions went into effect in Belgium January 1.

September 10, 2018   •   

Creation of the Universe Celebrated

This year, those of the Jewish faith celebrated the anniversary of the creation of the universe for two days beginning on sundown September 9 and ending at nightfall on September 11.