Mark Ruffalo came out on Twitter the other day and angered a lot of people, but not the people he usually tends to anger.
The first Thanksgiving in South Carolina probably was in French. Or Spanish.
Recently, the State Department revised its definition of anti-Semitism to include "drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis" – an apparent response to the rise of the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanctions) movement whose supporters routinely make such comparisons.
Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-Minnesota) comment that the influence of the Israeli lobby in Washington pushes lawmakers to take a pledge of "allegiance to a foreign country" was bad enough. A watered-down House resolution condemning not Omar but "all hatred" was as tepid as denouncing drunk driving.
DOTHAN, Ala. — She was already going to be late to the church, where once again she would try to explain her religion, even though it seemed like most people in her town never really get it.
Blacks and Jews need to get along, my father used to say, or we bring joy to those who have neither group's interests in mind.
At the notorious Nazi death camp, young Germans reckon with the past and grapple with modern fissures over migration and identity across Europe.
I was darkly amused by the sorrow-sounding plea pinned to the top of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan's Twitter page earlier this week:
“Everything I can unveil — it’s my task to do it,” says Marceline Loridan-Ivens, a best-selling French writer.
Funded and founded by evangelicals, the new Museum of the Bible sticks out for something its leaders clearly wanted to emphasize: Jews.
The column by Cal Thomas ("Memo to Jared Kushner") that was published Friday by the Morning News was full of misinformation. For centuries Jerusalem was the capital of Palestine. Jews, Christians and Muslims lived as one community until Israelis occupied the country in 1948 and drove Christian and Muslim families out of their homes and destroyed hundreds of villages.
NEW YORK — When it comes to Passover, Seder is hardly just for Jews at Lee Nelson's house.
In fact, Jews are usually outnumbered.
Her daughter brought along a Muslim she was seeing last year, and Nelson loves it when two particular non-Jewish friends round out her dozen or so guests.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is considering the employment discrimination claim of a Muslim woman who was turned down for a job by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch after she showed up at her job interview wearing a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code.
JERUSALEM — Pope Francis honored Jews killed in the Holocaust and other attacks and kissed the hands of Holocaust survivors as he capped his three-day Mideast trip with poignant stops Monday at some of the holiest and most haunting sites for Jews.
JERUSALEM — Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews blocked highways across Israel Thursday to protest attempts to draft them into the army, clashing with club-wielding police who aimed water cannons and fired stun grenades at large crowds of black-garbed men.
JERUSALEM — To his supporters, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was a revered spiritual sage who empowered masses of disenfranchised Sephardic Jews. Among secular Israelis, he was widely perceived as a medieval figure, bedecked in flowing robes and occasionally given to bizarre rants.
NEW YORK — It's a turkey. It's a menorah. It's Thanksgivukkah! An extremely rare convergence this year of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah has created a frenzy of Talmudic proportions.