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  • Blacks are turning to Judaism — is it good for the Obamas?

    The Christian Science Monitor takes a look at the “black conversion movement” – as in conversion to Judaism. Numbers are hard to pin down. Besides well-known conversions such as that of the late entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., black Jews remain an unfamiliar part of the American religious landscape. Yet Lewis Gordon, director of the Center… More ▸

  • RCA speaks out against attempts to nullify conversions

    The Rabbinical Council of America has taken heat over a recent deal on conversions that critics describe as a complete capitulation to the Israeli Chief Rabbinate. Well, in the latest conversion-related controversy, the RCA is speaking out against Israeli religious authorities: Rabbinical Council of America Reacts to Ruling of Israeli Rabbinical Appeals Court regarding Past… More ▸

  • Yes, Anthony Lake is Jewish (Now)

    Obama’s foreign policy adviser, Tony Lake, was at NYU today, talking to students at the Bronfman Center about why he thinks the Democratic presidential hopeful is so great. But before he got into details, Lake, who served as national security adviser in the Clinton administration, described his own history of first being mistaken for, and… More ▸