Respect the audience you seek to invite into your fold by treating them as equals to everyone else in your fold. If someone feels that they are being tolerated and not celebrated, they may not walk through your door.
Jewish people reread the book of Genesis each year during the fall into the beginning of winter in synagogue. Christians and Muslims turn to these stories as well. What are we supposed to learn from this book of Scripture?
ISIS and their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have hardly made even the smallest mention of Israel or the Jews. I was waiting for that inevitable day when ISIS would declare their intentions to destroy Israel and commit genocide against the Jewish people.
It may be too early to say for sure, but I'm going to predict that Son of Saul sets a new standard, particularly for the arts and philosophy.
So as we draw near to the end of this season of Advent, as we ponder this mystery, as we give gifts like the Magi, as we sing songs like Mary and the angels, as we reflect on the old stories that still stir something in us, can we remember our neighbors too: our Muslim, Hindu, Zoroastrian, and Jewish friends and co-workers, and stand together before this mystery, and be grateful?
History's lessons hang over our moment. What begins with the Jews never ends with the Jews. Now is the time for Americans to take action. For the sake Israel and America, for the sake of our shared values and our common future, we must stop BDS dead in its tracks. Nothing less than our very way of life is at stake.
The Qur'an consists of 114 surahs ("chapters"). Every surah has a title (based on its content), but only one surah is named after a woman: the Virgin Mary.
Whether they celebrate a specific religion or are just spiritual, what's most important is that the bride and groom have the option of being as religious -- or as secular -- as they wish for the wedding celebration.
Donald Trump has the potential to create the most important change in American history, to finally get this country to a place where it will be the ha...
In August of 1790 President George Washington wrote a letter to the Touro Synagogue of Newport Rhode Island.
Like most American Jews at the time and ...
We all need a little inspiration as we approach the New Year. Following is a series of short prayers based on Jewish wisdom and tradition.
First-time director László Nemes co-wrote and directed "Son of Saul," a critically acclaimed film about Saul, a Hungarian prisoner in an unnamed Naz...
Judah's stirring speech to his brother Joseph still inspires us today.
The 20th anniversary of the assassination of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin took place last month, providing a stark reminder of that fateful November 4 for multiple generations of opportunities lost and proving to be a particularly emotional day for his son, Yuval Rabin.
These tips or suggestions aren't meant to tell faith communities what and what not to do, but Islamophobia, hate, racism, and bigotry cannot be overcome by the Muslim American community itself. We need allies and we need friends to overcome these societal ills.
I am almost certain it is not wise of me to attempt this but as I have never claimed wisdom at anytime. I am neither a Scholar nor an expert but as th...