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Gaza From the Perspective of a Proud Diaspora Jew

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Lionel Rolfe

I have been doing my best not to think too much about Gaza, not only publicly but for myself. I can no longer avoid pondering all the uncomfortable thoughts Israel's bombing of Gaza is bringing home to me. Of one thing I'm sure of -- I want to tell Netanyahu, "I told you so." Netanyahu's purpose was always designed to prevent any chance of rapprochement. What's unfolding was foretold by his actions.

What 'We' Must Do Right Now for Palestine and Israel, Beyond Governments

Marc Gopin | Posted 07.18.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

The fact is that people and their individual initiatives have much more impact on the course of history than is acknowledged by government officials, by cynics, and by those citizens too apathetic, too callous, or too fearful to act.

A Jew in the World

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I woke this morning to a world further from peace. Rage fills so many hearts, mine included. There must be room for this. We are grieving our children, killed in cold blood for being Jews.

A Passover Seder in Rwanda

Josh Ruxin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Josh Ruxin

Where on the African continent can you find a Seder this week? Try Rwanda. As in years past, we're looking at a standing room only list for ours (and we're not the only ones!).

Hitler May Have 'Unwittingly Married A Jew'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion

Adolf Hitler may have "unwittingly" married a Jewish woman when he wed his mistress, Eva Braun, hours before his death in 1945, at least according to ...

WATCH: This Amazing Bar Mitzvah Invitation Goes Musical...In Spanish

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 02.13.2014 | Religion

Hold onto your kippa, because this is awesome. In what will undoubtedly join the internet club of outlandish and awesome Bar Mitzvah invitations, Y...

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and the Jew

Beth Rosen | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Beth Rosen

Not only did I not have an ugly Christmas sweater for my first ugly Christmas sweater party, I didn't have a nice Christmas sweater, or even a red or green sweater, to fake it. But this glitch in the plan was not going to stop this crafty Jew from enjoying her first Christmas party. To the craft room!

Four Reasons Why You Are Probably Not Going to Hell

Brett Gallaher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

This may come as a shock, but despite what your ex says about you, you're probably not going to Hell. Relieved? Good! But I hate to break it to you that your ex isn't going to Hell either.

Whose Lot Is It, Anyway?

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

People generally go about life making choices and only sometimes taking the time to contemplate the morality of those decisions... especially when everyone else is doing the same thing.

Confronting Bigotry In All Its Forms: When Is the Word "Jew" An Offensive Stereotype?

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Stereotypes are harmful not only because they demean an entire group, but also because they can lead people to translate their mental prejudices into hateful behavior and various forms of institutional discrimination.

Another 'Innocence Of Muslims' Casualty: The Media's Reliability

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

When the trumped-up passions of "Innocence of Muslims" cool, burnt-out buildings will be repaired, diplomatic dances will reboot. But who will stand up for the freedom to disbelieve, to criticize and to mock?

Was Columbus a Secret Jew?

Charles Garcia | Posted 07.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Charles Garcia

Everybody knows the story of Columbus, right? He was an Italian explorer from Genoa who set sail in 1492 to enrich the Spanish monarchs with gold and spices from the orient. Not quite.

The Biblical Exodus Story Is Fiction

Staks Rosch | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
Staks Rosch

When I first heard that there was not a shred of evidence discovered in the Sinai Desert that a large number of Jews had wandered for 40 years, I thought that wasn't such a big deal. I mean, it's a desert, right?

Awaiting The Advent Of American Ambivalence

Carol Smaldino | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

Standing for religious liberty as well as the freedom to question and even refuse religion as an absolute or inevitable path often "ordained" at birth, is not always a symptom of being radical or even a rebel by nature.

Happy Hanukkah: the Latke Mobile Menorah

Vivian Reiss | Posted 02.12.2012 | Arts
Vivian Reiss

2011-12-13-Screenshot20111213at2.40.05PM.jpg Even though my menorah is dedicated to the latke, the symbolic fried food that I make for chanukah comes from my Hungarian roots: langos.

Judaism Without God? Yes, Say American Atheists

Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service BERKELEY, Calif. (RNS) For an atheist, Maxim Schrogin talks about God a lot. Over lunch at a Jewish d...

My Come-to-Jesus Moment

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rich Siegel

I have this undeniably strong sense of Jewishness. Which makes it all the more ironic that my wife and I are attempting to send our daughters to Saint Monica's Catholic High School.

PHOTO: 'Jew York Jets' Lose to Steelers?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Look, we've made our share of typos, so we're not really in the business of casting aspersions on someone for making an honest mistake. And yes, the l...

100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Advent is a season of hope. The DREAM Act has been before Congress for the past 10 years. The time for waiting is over. It is time for the Senate to give hope and a future to hundreds of thousands of other DREAMers across the US.

Brush up Your Shakespeare! (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Shakespeare's plays have been the stuff of inspiration for playwrights, composers, and film directors. Here are a few of the best and worst attempts to re-imagine the Bard.

Huffington Post Readers' Picks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week, to celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, we published "8 Favorite Fictional Jewish Characters In Books". Readers responded in drove...

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah: 8 Favorite Fictional Jewish Characters In Books (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

To help ring in Rosh Hashanah -- the Jewish New Year -- we've reflected on the Jewish literary canon. From Philip Roth to Michael Chabon, some of the ...

MidEast Peace: Pessimism from the Right and the Left

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

Why is it that merely talking about talking about peace brings instant backlash? Four of the most controversial writers on the Middle East - pessimist...

This Holocaust Memorial Day: Dr. Al-Fulaij Demonstrates the Only Thing Worse Than Holocaust Denial

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

On April 12th Jews the world over will gather to pray for the souls of six million of our brothers and sisters who were mass murdered by Nazi Germany ...

Interpreting an Embrace: A Jew and a Sikh in Kansas

Rabbi Or Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Or Rose

I am reminded once again that the fate of my community is inextricably bound up in the fate of all others. In the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., "We are all tied together in a single garment of destiny."