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In the West Bank city of Nablus, Arabs rioted on Thursday. Were they complaining about Jewish settlements or the lack of a Palestinian state? No....
American Jews

Mosaic magazine has been running a fascinating series about why American Jews are drifting away from Israel. All the contributors (correctly) ascribed this drift primarily...
Britain

In the wake every terror atrocity that Europe has suffered, politicians and commentators have scrambled to cobble together explanations about why some Muslims turn into...
Pope Francis

I like Pope Francis a lot more than I like Donald Trump -- but I agree with Jonathan Tobin, who wrote that the Pope's comments...
Christianity

There was once a time when talk about the supposed influence of the Pope was a staple of American politics. In the 19th century, anti-Catholic...
Islam

There was much to commend in President Obama’s speech at a Baltimore mosque today. The president was characteristically eloquent in denouncing religious prejudice, praising religious...
Donald Trump

There’s been a fair amount of attention on the remarks made by Donald Trump at Liberty University on Monday, but I want to focus on...
American Jewry

Exactly two years ago today, the Pew Research Center published a blockbuster study, “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” that provided the most detailed research about Jewish...
anti-semitism

Pope Francis’s trip to America has riveted the media and the public. So it is little surprise that politicians are hoping to exploit his presence...
Pope Francis

This is a week when Americans will celebrate Pope Francis, and no one in any of the cities that he will visit appears to be...
Kim Davis

In a story that has received national coverage, a Kentucky County Clerk, Kim Davis, was found in contempt of court for her refusal to issue...
Pope Francis

While Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the United States will be seized upon as an opportunity to critique capitalism, it would be far better if it...