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Religion Loses Clout: Why Many Say That’s A Bad Thing

09/22/2014 - 20:00

More Americans today say religion’s influence is losing ground just when they want it to play a stronger role in public life and politics.

Dozens Of Jewish Groups Join People’s Climate March In NYC

09/21/2014 - 20:00

More than 100 Jewish organizations participated in the People’s Climate March in New York as part of the Jewish Climate Campaign.

'Jesus Reigns' Features Jewish Music Darling

Josh Nelson and friend Milton Vann both cite religious upbringings as big influences.

09/21/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Preacher Milton Vann and modern Jewish singer Josh Nelson are teaming up to create an album.

Preacher Milton Vann and modern Jewish singer Josh Nelson collaborate on a new musical venture.

Komen Organization Apologizes For Houston Race’s Yom Kippur Date

09/16/2014 - 20:00

The Susan G. Komen organization apologized for holding its Race for the Cure in Houston on Yom Kippur.

Komen’s executive director, Ariana Higgins, told the Houston Chronicle that the foundation has learned its lesson following an outcry from the Jewish community. The foundation received “considerable community feedback,” according to the newspaper.

Yale Chaplain’s Resignation Reflects Larger Mainline Tensions Over Israel

09/16/2014 - 20:00

When an Episcopal chaplain at Yale University seemed to suggest that Jews were culpable for Israel’s actions against Palestinians and a related rise in global anti-Semitism, his comments not only led to his resignation but rekindled a debate within mainline Protestant churches about how to respond to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Filmmaker Josh Oppenheimer Wins MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’

‘The Act of Killing’ recognized for creative take on Indonesian genocide.

09/16/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Jewish filmmaker Josh Oppenheimer was just announced as one of 21 new MacArthur fellows this year.  The award is often referred to as the “Genius Grant.”

Oppenheimer with footage from his trips to Indonesia. wikimedia.org

Filmmaker Josh Oppenheimer Wins MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’

‘The Act of Killing’ recognized for creative take on Indonesian genocide.

09/16/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Jewish filmmaker Josh Oppenheimer was just announced as one of 21 new MacArthur fellows this year.  The award is often referred to as the “Genius Grant.”

Fair-Trade Going Kosher

09/15/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Timed for the Jewish New Year, a coalition of a secular social action organization and two Jewish organizations has begun a project that will encourage the Jewish community to buy some kosher food items that were produced under “fair trade” conditions.

Whither Jewish Clout In Corridors Of Power?

Amid declining Jewish caucus in Congress, rising concerns over communal influence.

09/15/2014 - 20:00

Washington — From 31 in 2009 to a likely 19 in January, the unofficial Jewish caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives is shrinking fast.

Clockwise from top left, John Yarmuth, Nita Lowey, Jerrold Nadler, Henry Waxman, Brad Sherman and Howard Berman. Via house.gov
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