A group of Holocaust survivors
April 13th, 2018

For seven decades, “never forget” has been the rallying cry of the Holocaust remembrance movement. But a shocking new survey (released, ironically, on Holocaust Remembrance Day) reveals that many Americans – particularly millennials – lack a basic understanding of the Holocaust and its horrors. Continue reading

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February 23rd, 2018

A proposed ban on circumcision in Iceland has gotten pushback from the nation’s Jewish and Muslim minorities, who claim it violates their religious freedom. Where do religious freedoms end and the rights of children begin? Continue reading

Muslim beauty model
January 30th, 2018

Even the most casual observer could tell you that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is capable of being reignited at any moment. Just as tensions appeared to be cooling off, a pair of international cosmetic companies inadvertently revamped the hostilities. Continue reading

Anti-Semitic graffiti
January 22nd, 2018

When someone mentions a hate crime, you probably picture an abhorrent act fueled by racist or homophobic sentiments. And many hate crimes do follow such a pattern. However, recent data reveal that in some places – contrary to popular understanding – the group most likely to become the victim of a hate crime is Jews. Continue reading

Presidential advisor Jared Kushner
January 4th, 2018

In an explosive new book titled “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” author Michael Wolff reports that Jared Kushner, one of the president’s senior advisors and husband of Ivanka Trump, is a ULC minister. Anyone who feels so-called … Continue reading

Trump names Jerusalem capital of Israel
December 12th, 2017

When it comes to city politics, it doesn’t get much more complicated than Jerusalem. Now, a U.S. decision to officially recognize it as the capital of Israel puts an already-hostile situation at even higher risk of boiling over. Continue reading

Psychedelic mushrooms
July 31st, 2017

Researchers at John Hopkins University and New York University have convinced a group of religious leaders to try “magic” mushrooms in the name of science. The researchers will give two dozen priests, rabbis and pastors controlled doses of psilocybin, the … Continue reading

Broken rings signifying divorce
May 18th, 2017

Esther has spent the past 29 years attempting – unsuccessfully – to divorce her husband. Not a civil divorce, mind you. That part was easy. Civil proceedings moved quickly through the courts after her husband tried to murder her back … Continue reading

symbols from a variety of faiths
March 1st, 2017

To all our brothers and sisters: As members of a diverse community of faith, we have been saddened and disturbed to witness the recent uptick in threats against various houses of worship and religious centers across North America. This unprovoked … Continue reading

October 27th, 2014

Of all the religions of the world, Islam is perhaps the most often misunderstood, especially by Western audiences. Yet Islam is the closest, both ideologically and geographically, to the major Western religions. Islam falls in the Abrahamic family of religions, … Continue reading