Less-Christian U.S. Seen ‘Disturbing’ For Jews On Israel

New Pew survey finds ‘stable’ Jewish population; decline in Christianity; sharp rise in unaffiliated.

05/10/2015 - 20:00
Managing Editor

With the religious landscape in America in the throes of dramatic change — it is less Christian, more Muslim and far more religiously unaffiliated than it was just seven years ago — the Jewish community has, perhaps surprisingly, remained stable.

The percentage of Americans who identify as Christian has dropped from 78.4 in 2007 to 70.6 in 2014. Getty Images

Aasif Mandvi's 'Halal In The Family'

After the violence at the Muhammed cartoon contest, The Daily Show correspondent's satirical web series about being Muslim in America is getting more attention.

French Muslim Girl's Skirt Judged Too Long

Modest women of all religions must tread a fine hemline.

04/30/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Impossible to skirt the issue — enforcing a religious code of dress at school can be tricky and controversial.

Haredi women, sisters in tsniut, or modesty, to the Muslim girl forced to change her clothes. Getty Images

Fashion’s Most Modest: Blog Roundup

Making fashionable modesty possible for the modern woman.

10/26/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Crop-tops and sequined mini skirts may be in style, but they are not “mod.”

Celebrities modeling modest fashion. Via

Standing Up To Islamic Extremism

Activist’s ‘This is not my Allah’ campaign calls on moderate Muslims to end their silence.

10/20/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Rabia Kazan is a rebel without a hijab.

As a young girl in a religious Muslim family in 1970s Turkey, which was then largely secular, she was forced to wear the head covering. If caught removing it, she received a beating from her mother.

Rabia Kazan, right, launched campaign against “murderous” excesses in the name of Islam last week in Manhattan.

UN Needs Day Of Atonement

There is a greater likelihood that the United Nations will vote to blame Israel for global warming than it would to put Yom Kippur on the official holiday calendar of UN Headquarters as called for in an op ed in Wednesday's New York Times.

Breaking The Ramadan Fast In The Company Of Jews

Muslim-Jewish iftars are popping up across the nation, bringing together dozens and sometimes hundreds of people for a celebratory Ramadan meal and a chance to forge interfaith friendships.

07/10/2014 - 20:00

This Ramadan, as Jews and Muslims exchange rocket fire in Israel and Gaza, those attending these meals say they are all the more significant, as a way of demonstrating that Jews and Muslims have much in common, and can enjoy each others’ food and company.

David Mattis, a Jew, embraces Sumaya Abubaker, a Muslim. RNS

Leave Religion Off Your Resume -- Unless You're Jewish

'Chosen people' takes on a new connotation.

06/16/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Religiously affiliated on campus? Recent studies suggest that you should leave it off your resume if you want to get hired--unless you're Jewish, that is. 

An Arresting Development In Jerusalem

10/15/2013 - 20:00

The “crime” of praying as a Jew has a long, and dishonored place, in Jewish history.

‘Young Turks’ Of Bridge Building

Cross-cultural program between Jewish and Turkish Muslim teens flourishes in south Brooklyn as Israel, Turkey eye calm.
04/09/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Hayrunnisa Kalac, a teenager from northern New Jersey who attends high school in southern Brooklyn, stepped into a taxi outside of Port Authority Bus Terminal Sunday morning and told the driver her destination: the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Battery Park City.

Jewish and Turkish Muslim members of Young Peace Builders have bonded through joint religious and educational programs.
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