When offered in isolation, prayer as a response to preventable tragedies is problematic from both secular and religious perspectives. Coupled with human action, however, prayer can call people to perform as their best, most elevated selves.
Congressional stalemate underscores the pressure on each party to stand firm on the emotional gun issue going into November's elections.
Mark Kelly, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal push for stricter gun control laws; report says gun policy accounted for almost 30% of discussions examined on blogs and Twitter in the three days after Newtown school massacre, compared to 3% after Arizona shooting.
Hadassah has raised more than $61,000 toward the planting of trees honoring the 26 victims of the December 14 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Nouel Alba, 37, is charged with lying to federal agents during an investigation into an alleged scheme that solicited donations in the name of Newtown rampage victim Noah Pozner.
Joining the mourning family of Noah Pozner, the Forward brings an exclusive account of his mother’s dreams after his murder, her feelings about gun control and the words Obama whispered into her ear that helped her feel at ease.
The NRA and the settlements movements divide us as few movements can. Both have come to believe that they should in no way be curbed. Both have come to believe that they cannot be stopped.
Lawmakers and community play key role in debate as the U.S. debates federal measures to rein in mass murders at its malls and schools.
Classmates recall Adam Lanza rarely spoke at school and showed a keen interest in electronics and violent video games.
Americans mark moment of silence one week after the mass shooting, in which 20 children and seven adults died; head of the U.S. gun rights lobby: The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
People who are like me, we're not always all that communicative. We do have a message for Americans, though.
The new inter-agency body will be led by Vice President Joe Biden and present its recommendations next month.
Together with Hurricane Sandy and President Obama’s reelection, 2012 has been an annus horribilis for American conservatives and their rigid beliefs. Not like in Israel, of course.
We must confront the difficult questions of mental illness and gun control, despite the devastation of the Connecticut tragedy. In doing so, we will fulfill the Torah's commandment to both remember the horrible deed and blot it out of our memory.
U.S. president failed to push for weapons ban during first term; children return to school in Newtown as funerals are held for the victims of Friday's shooting.
If the Newtown killings don’t oblige legislators and courts to show courage against the gun lobby and its junk politics and to end the easy availability of weapons that are efficient killing machines, what ever will?
Hundreds of weeping mourners participated in the emotional funeral ceremony of Pozner, the youngest victim of 20-year-old Adam Lanza’s crazed massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Funerals planned for 6-year-olds Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner; Newtown officials couldn't say whether Sandy Hook Elementary would ever reopen, as Monday's classes were canceled.
At memorial service for Connecticut school shooting victims, Obama pledges effort to reduce gun violence across the nation. 'These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change.'
Another victim, Ben Wheeler, was also identified as being Jewish by some Israeli news outlets.
Federal agents fanned out to dozens of gun stores and shooting ranges across Connecticut, hoping to cast light on the incident; authorities say shooter committed suicide as first responders closed in.
The image of the butchered little bodies in Newtown and the echoes of their parents’ anguished wails took this writer's thoughts all the way to the hell of the Holocaust.
Obama: U.S. Has Been Through This Too Many Times At Least 27 Killed, Including 20 Children, in Connecticut School Shooting
Body of gunman found in school; U.S. media reports say shooter's mother worked at the school, and was killed in the incident; Obama: No parent in U.S. doesn't feel overwhelming grief after shooting.