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The Days of Awe and the years of horror

Sept. 3, 2013A worker removes notes from the cracks of the Western Wall. Workers cleaned out the cracks Sunday and … Continued

Muslims reflect on the Holocaust

May 18-24 felt like a lifetime: emotional, exhausting, and exhilarating, as amid the horror of the Holocaust, we escorted a … Continued

Women at the Western Wall

   Dan Balilty AP Israeli women of the Women of the Wall organization pray just outside the Western Wall, the … Continued

Faith community is integral to the healthy masculinity movement

The Rev. Reverend Rob Keithan of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice began his address at the Healthy Masculinity Summit … Continued

Why this Baptist is opposed to the Catholic Bishops on the birth control mandate

In the Baptist tradition, believers come to their own moral reckoning through a reading of scripture as informed through the … Continued

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the price of antireligious iconoclasm

This week marks the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Nineteenth Amendment, which finally gave American women the right … Continued

Mosques in America: Rabbi Hillel, George Washington, & my grandma

When I look for teachings to guide Jewish thought and action toward the plans for a cultural center in Lower … Continued


“You shall be holy for I the Lord, your God, am holy.” –Leviticus 19:2 Holiness is easily commanded in this … Continued

In search of memory at Bergen-Belsen

The following speech was delivered as a speech Sunday, April 18, at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, at a commemoration marking the 65th … Continued

The Mikveh Mitzvah

By Varda Polak-Sahmphotojournalist, artist, author For the Jewish community, the High Holy Days are a time of personal reflection and … Continued

Obama Meets with Jewish Leaders

By William Wan President Obama met with top Jewish leaders in the U.S. this afternoon to assuage them about his … Continued

Mini Skirts, Yes. Burqas, No?

President Obama recently criticized a French law that prohibits Muslim girls and women from wearing body- and face-covering garments in … Continued

Obama: What Would Michelle, Sasha and Malia Say?

President Obama recently criticized a French law that prohibits Muslim girls and women from wearing body- and face-covering garments in … Continued

Faith Leaders Meet at White House

By Michelle Boorstein Who knows how long it will last, but there’s a love fest underway today on Pennsylvania Avenue … Continued


Relearning Heschel, Rebirthing King, Re-Inaugurating America In mid-January, several sacred American times will flow together in a way that invites … Continued

Jan 19-20: MLK Day & Inauguration Day

Relearning Heschel, Rebirthing King, Re-Inaugurating America: Celebrating the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King As a new government takes office, … Continued

Revitalizing Jewish Activism: Nov 23, Jews Uniting to End the War & Heal America

On Sunday, November 23, The Shalom Center and the Workmen’s Circle will hold an action gathering in New York City: … Continued

Pass the Manischewitz, Please

It was a Saturday afternoon in July, and according to the police report, the young man was driving drunk. So … Continued

Awake to Justice?

As you may know, the federal government raided Agriprocessors, a kosher meat factory in Iowa, alleging labor abuses. To my … Continued

The American Spiritual Bazaar: Something For Everyone

The Pew Forum’s survey of the American religious landscape, with its finding that one out of four Americans have switched … Continued