An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man in Israel harvests wheat ahead of the holiday of Shavuot.
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The Jewish festival of Shavuot dates back to biblical times, but its significance has changed over the centuries.
Jerusalem, the city that is sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims.
A new documentary looks at the enduring conflict, examining its origins and the impact on people’s lives on both sides.
Students with the Muslim Consultative Network’s summer youth program gather on the steps of New York’s City Hall on Aug. 14, 2013, to speak out against Islamophobia.
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In examining media coverage of Muslims over a 21-year period, in the US, UK, Canada and Australia, scholars found that articles mentioning Muslims were far more negative than other faith groups.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews gather at the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai at Mount Meron in northern Israel on April 29, 2021, as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer.
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A scholar of Jewish history explains why the annual Lag BaOmer pilgrimage to Mount Meron in Israel has such power and meaning.
Jonathan Markovitch, the chief rabbi of Kyiv, Ukraine, arrives with his grandchild at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel.
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A Kyivan Jewish scholar explains the long history of Jews in Kyiv and how they thrived, despite hostilities. They were forced to flee from the city many times – but always came back.
A theater performance during the Purim holiday in Warszawa, Poland.
Photograph by Henryk Kotowski
The Jewish holiday of Purim, being celebrated on March 17 this year, has an interesting tradition of satirizing life in yeshivas.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed the war on Ukraine is a ‘peacekeeping mission.’
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A Holocaust historian explains why Ukrainian history needs to be understood in terms of both past violence against Jews as well as the state’s pluralistic vision.
Law enforcement officials outside Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on Jan. 15, 2022, in Colleyville, Texas.
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Myths related to Jewish conspiracies to control the world have long circulated in the US and continue to fuel hatred.
An antisemitic cartoon called “The Dream of the Jew Realized,” in The Judge magazine.
The Judge magazine 1882
In the late 19th century, a satiric weekly stoked fears about how Jewish immigrants would change New York City’s character.
Eric Zemmour at a conference to discuss the future of right-wing politics in Paris.
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The French commentator’s heritage is providing a useful patina for extreme views.
Many of the organizations helping refugees resettle are faith-based groups.
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Faith-based organizations have been central partners in resettling refugees in the United States. But there are signs that support may be waning.
For decades, Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood has been home to a mosaic of ethnic groups.
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Local institutions and community bonds forged during the turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s helped a vulnerable neighborhood walloped by the pandemic endure.
A Jewish family gathers in person and over video conferencing for Passover celebrations in 2020.
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As vaccinated grandparents gather with their families this Passover, many might find solace in the history of the celebrations and how it offers hope for the future.
Prisoners are forced to play music as they lead a fellow prisoner to his execution at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria.
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Music is supposed to transcend the mundane and horrific. Yet it has also served as an accompaniment to torture and punishment.
Crowds carrying hate symbols as they stormed the U.S Capitol on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C.
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The crowds that stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6 were not just engaged in an effort to support Trump. The symbols they carried were of an extreme form of anti-Semitism.
Photographs of Jewish families at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC.
Many young people learn about the Holocaust in school, but their knowledge and understanding of the subject can be limited and based on inaccuracies and misconceptions.
Mary Ann Mendoza was pulled as a speaker at the RNC after tweeting a link to an anti-Semitic thread.
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A would-be speaker at the Republican National Convention was yanked for encouraging people to read up on a hoax that has long been discredited but refuses to die.
An operation taking place in 1941 on South Side of Chicago.
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The US has a long history of forced sterilization campaigns that were driven by the bogus ‘science’ of eugenics, racism and sexism.
Weekend in the Islamic world usually means Friday and Saturday.
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For many people, the standard weekend is Saturday and Sunday. That’s not true for Muslims in some Islamic nations.
President Donald Trump congratulates newly naturalized citizens via a recorded message at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Miami field office.
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During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the US. But the immigration law’s ‘likely to become a public charge’ clause kept them out.