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Radicalization, Not Refugees, Is Europe's Challenge

Robert Singer | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Robert Singer

We must face a simple fact: What most of these radical youth have in common is that they come from heavily concentrated Muslim areas in major European cities.

Why Nostra Aetate Was A 'Miracle' For Catholic-Jewish Relations

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Religion

ROME (RNS) The president of the World Jewish Congress on Wednesday (Oct. 28) hailed as a “miracle” a Vatican declaration signed 50 years ...

We Jews Understand What Being a Refugee Means

Ronald S. Lauder | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Ronald S. Lauder

The majority of refugees are courageous people. They are grateful to be permitted to live in safety here, and in turn they are willing to contribute to their host country. We should give them the chance to do so.

President Trump and Sec. Palin Vs People of Faith on Care of Creation

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.16.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Palin has long argued that the world's resources are a gift from God to be plundered. Climate change? Palin doesn't believe that humans could impact the climate. People of faith have a special responsibility here because we are charged by God to be stewards of creation and thus far we have failed to live out our responsibilities.

No Faith Test Should Bar the Performance of Art in Today's Society

Ronald S. Lauder | Posted 08.22.2015 | World
Ronald S. Lauder

There must not be a faith test for the right to perform one's art anywhere in the world of modern society. Such a measure of intolerance is always offensive, irrespective of the faith or political opinion is targets.

Jewish Group Demands Return Of All Nazi-looted Art

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 01.30.2014 | Arts

BERLIN (AP) — Germany must make a stronger effort to identify and return thousands of looted art pieces the Nazis took from Jews, the president of t...

Will Anyone Fill Bronfman's Chair?

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Bronfman, in his role as President of the Samuel Bronfman Foundation, also gave generously to Jewish causes. It is unlikely that anyone will ever support such a broad range of Jewish organizations and causes ever again.

Edgar Bronfman -- Our Moses of the 20th Century

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

"Edgar was deeply committed to making Judaism relevant to all those who were seeking it. He sought to build a big tent, open for vigorous debate, impassioned questioning, and full of joy."

Ostracize Ghouls Who Peddle Holocaust Artifacts

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

This sordid tale is of far more than academic interest for me: My parents were imprisoned at Auschwitz. I'd be horrified to discover their uniforms advertised on eBay or anywhere else.

Happy Rosh Hashanah From The Pope

Posted 10.18.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis wished Jews around the world a "sweet and peaceful" new year, and used the traditional Jewish greeting of "Shana Tova," according to a st...

Swiss Banks Pay $1.24 Billion To Holocaust Survivor Fund

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.14.2013 | World

Holocaust survivors and victims' heirs have received $1.24 billion from a Swiss fund set up after a scandal over dormant accounts of Jews killed in Wo...

World Jewish Congress Calls For Crackdown On Hungary's Far Right

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2013 | World

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor BUDAPEST, May 7 (Reuters) - The World Jewish Congress urged Hungary on Tuesday to crack down on the f...

Delta Partnership May Cause Travel Headaches For Non-Muslims

Posted 08.23.2011 | Religion

UPDATE: SCROLL DOWN FOR RELIGION NEWS SERVICE EDITOR'S NOTE Religion News Service issued a follow-up to this story on Friday (June 24). By Miche...

I Will Shed No Tears for John Demjanjuk

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

While a five-year sentence may sound excessive for a 91-year-old man, I cannot ignore nor forget the fact that, because of monsters like John Demjanjuk, some of my surname never had the chance to even reach the age of nine.

Veteran Accused Of Fabricating Parts Of Auschwitz Heroics Story

Yahoo! News | Mike Collett | Posted 06.26.2011 | Books

LONDON (Reuters) – A British World War Two veteran and his publisher have defended his account of smuggling himself into Auschwitz concentration cam...

Israel's Best Interest is a Morally Strong America

Edgar M. Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edgar M. Bronfman

As an American Jew who loves Israel, I cannot support John McCain. He cannot provide what Israel needs most -- a respected, credible, morally strong America.