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A Priest, a Minister, and a Rabbi Walk into a Bar
This fall, Minnesotans will have the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment that would ask: “Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as marriage in Minnesota?” If this amendment succeeds, Minnesota would join the 30 states that have [...]

Reform Movement Horrified by Attack on Arab Teen
This past weekend, a large group of Jewish Israeli teens attacked three Arab teens in Jerusalem’s Kikar Zion (Zion Square) while an even larger crowd of Israelis looked on. This attack was reported within hours of a firebombing of a Palestinian taxicab outside the Gush Etzion settlement of Bat Ayin. This pattern of violence reflects [...]

Rape, Abortion and Judaism
One of the paramount values of Jewish tradition is the embrace of life. The rabbis read a verse in Torah that says, “You shall keep My laws and My rules, so that by doing them a person shall live,” (Leviticus 18:5) and conclude that the Torah and all the laws of our tradition are intended [...]

NYPD Spied on American Muslims in Vain
In September 2011, the Associated Press began its investigation of the New York Police Department’s specific targeting of American Muslims. Members of the NYPD were found to have spied on Muslim religious centers, workplaces and student associations at local colleges (some of which were not even in New York City), often without any evidence of [...]

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