Category Archives: Judaism

For Some, Passover Seder Will Address Global Refugee Crisis

Abdul Jalal Hashimi grew up in Kabul and fled with his family to the United States after working more than six years against the Taliban alongside American military forces.

Proof That Zechariah 12:3 Is Literally Unfolding Before Our Eyes

For the Christian reader, it’s a name that invokes the Psalms describing its beauty, its spiritual significance and the importance of praying for its peace. For others it stirs a…

The Prophetic Significance of This Year’s Purim Intercessory Fast

The biblical feast of Purim (“Lots”) takes place this year on the evening of March 11-13. The merriest of all Jewish holidays, Purim is based on the book of Esther….

Why Attacks on Jewish Cemeteries Provoke Particular Fear

Each new incident assumes added significance for Muslims and Jews who see them as part of a broader pattern. Tarek El-Messidi had been planning to leave Philadelphia to visit family…

Muslims Raise Money to Repair Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

After the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis over the long holiday weekend, an incident in which more than 150 headstones were toppled or damaged, two American Muslim activists started…

Catholics and Jews Mark History of the Menorah

A 2,000-year-old stone block unearthed by archaeologists from an Israeli synagogue in the town of Magdala will be featured in the first-ever joint art exhibit mounted by the Vatican Museums and…

Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims Worship the Same God?

“Do we worship the same God?” This complex question, it seems to me, warrants a similarly complex response, one that integrates a variety of dimensions of reading and belief.

Mary Tyler Moore Introduced Fully Imagined Jewish Characters

There are plenty of paradigms in the history of humor for how Jews and non-Jews get along, or don’t: as persecutors and victims, as saviors and saved, as allies against…

Sundance Filmmaker Makes an All-Yiddish-Language Film

The secular filmmaker Joshua Weinstein stood on a helter-skelter corner in this ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood next to shops selling conservative fashions and Internet-disabled smartphones, and pondered his recent guerrilla shoot.