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Video: Finding Life After Leaving The Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Community Behind

Many people who leave the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community experience serious mental health issues because they not only lose their religion, but also their identities. We discuss what can be done…

An Unorthodox Rabbi Who Allied Himself With Prophet Muhammad – OpEd

By Rabbi Allen S. Maller Many Jews supported Muhammad when he arrived in Medina. I learned about one of them from Dr. Muqtedar Khan, a professor of Political Science, at…

In Chicago, a new synagogue seeks Judaism minus Zionism

  Sara Weissman | August 20, 2015 | 4 Comments (RNS) An Israeli flag next to the rabbi’s podium, a synagogue-wide Israel Independence Day celebration, a prayer for the state…

340 rabbis urge Congress to approve Iran nuclear deal

(RNS) Rebuffing a campaign among Jewish organizations to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal, 340 rabbis sent a letter to Congress Monday (Aug. 17) supporting the agreement and rejecting the notion that most American Jews oppose…

How Salma Hayek’s New Film ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’ Brings Together ‘All Religions’

Award-winning actress and producer Salma Hayek joins a special #WMN to discuss her animated feature film “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” based on Gibran’s best-selling poetry book of the same name.…

Building the Case for Coexistence with Our Cousins, the Jews

Epigraph: “So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.”  Deuteronomy 10:19   Holocaust Survivors Condemn Israel for ‘Gaza Massacre,’ Call…

Holocaust Survivors Condemn Israel for ‘Gaza Massacre,’ Call for Boycott

Source: Haaretz In response to Elie Wiesel advertisement comparing Hamas to Nazis, 327 Jewish Holocaust survivors and descendants publish New York Times ad accusing Israel of ‘ongoing massacre of the…

The Top Five Reasons to Study Religion

Source: Huffington Post By Gary Laderman; Chair of the Department of Religion, Emory University and Editor of Sacred Matters Magazine It’s not easy being chair of a religion department. August is…

Prophet Moses in the Holy Quran

  By Haris Raja; tweet him @harisaraja The Iran nuclear deal has started political posturing from both sides as congressional members begin assessing the deal in the next few weeks. The GOP…

Muslim-Jewish Group Organizes Rally For Equal Employment Opportunities

Huff Post: by Antonia Blumberg — A Muslim-Jewish organization in Germany held an interfaith rally last week to promote equal employment opportunities for people who wear religious head coverings. Their message? “My…

Jewish Groups Unite For ‘Shabbat Of Solidarity’ With The African-American Community

The Huffington Post  |  By Antonia Blumberg Posted: 06/25/2015 3:49 pm EDT Beliefs and lifestyles within Judaism vary widely from denomination to denomination. But when it comes to last week’s…

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect’s female driver ban ‘unlawful and discriminatory’

Equality and Human Rights Commission tells Belz sect its ruling that women could not drive their children to its schools in North London is illegal Source: The Guardian By Jane…

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Sect In London Bans Women From Driving

The Huffington Post | By Antonia Blumberg Leaders of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect in north London recently issued a statement to their community that bans women from driving. The letter,…

Jewish Hasidic sect in Stamford Hill, UK ‘bans’ women from driving

Source: The Independent The leaders of an Orthodox Jewish sect in north London have reportedly declared that women should not be allowed to drive in a letter sent out to…

If you are-Anti Islam then you are no friend of Israel : The Jerusalem Post

There appears to be a trend among non-Israeli and often non-Jewish supporters of Israel to associate their support of Israel with right-wing extremist causes such as hatred of Islam. These…

Islam Saved Jewry. A Historical Truth

Source: Global Research by David J Wasserstein Islam saved Jewry. This is an unpopular, discomforting claim in the modern world. But it is a historical truth. The argument for it…

True Fasting: A Message of Compassion and Love from the Old Testament

“Shout it aloud, do not hold back.     Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion     and to the descendants of Jacob their sins. For day after…

Israel is supposedly the only democracy in the Middle East, yet 4.5 million Palestinians under its control can’t vote

Source: The Independent YARA HAWARI Tuesday 17 March 2015 A state that ignores the rights of its indigenous non-Jewish people is not a democracy Today Israeli citizens are going to…

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