By acknowledging regrettable chapters in his own religion's past, the U.S. president implicitly calls on members of other faiths to do the same: confront those who appropriate religion for power and control, like ISIS, Boko Haram and Al-Qaida.
Michael Felsen is an attorney and is president of Boston Workmen’s Circle, a multi-generational community organization dedicated to Jewish education, culture, and social justice. He also serves as a trustee of the Interreligious Center for Public Life in Newton, Massachusetts.
A Jewish news organization trumpeting its 'objective coverage’ of Israel is fueling the next round of the Israel-Palestine subway poster wars. Shame their map 'forgets’ that Gaza and the West Bank aren't Israel.
Geller’s anti-Muslim subway poster campaigns across the U.S. don’t, as she claims, build support for Israel: They simply feed bigotry.
Recruiting professional anti-BDS advocates isn't going to stem the campaign's growing momentum.
The million-plus American Jews who declare they are 'of no religion' don’t want dogma or liturgy but are still hungry for community and Jewish identity.
Many of Boston's Jews are hoping thatout of the tragic events of last week, we can find opportunities to enrich our relationships with Boston’s vibrant and diverse Muslim community.
Zionist group Im Tirtzu, now aiming to influence the U.S. Jewish community, should ponder its similarities to Putin’s cultish, anti-democratic Nashi movement.
By asserting that the very purpose of faith is to strive for closer adherence to the ?law of love? in our relations with one another, Obama essentially neutralizes religious difference.