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  • What Martin Luther King Jr. learned on a visit to Jerusalem

    (JTA) — On Easter Sunday in 1959, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rose in the pulpit of his Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, to deliver a sermon that focused on his just-completed visit, with his wife, Coretta, to Jerusalem and its holy sites. King’s trip that month to eastern Jerusalem and the…

  • As allies of Martin Luther King, Jews must fight for the civil rights of Muslims

    (JTA) — As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., American Jews should reflect anew upon the epic struggle he led to free African-Americans from the shackles of bigotry and take pride in the singular role played by the Jewish community in support of King and African-Americans. As we await the advent of…

  • Op-Ed: Like MLK, American Jews should defend black lives – and Israel

    On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an interfaith activist rabbi says Jews should embrace the energy of the Black Lives Matter movement while rejecting its radical anti-Israel element.

  • Op-Ed: Netanyahu must take a page from Sadat

    NEW YORK (JTA) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is correct to describe a new proposal by the Arab League to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks as “a very big step forward.” Yet there will be no serious movement toward peace until Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responds to the Arab League initiative by evoking…

  • Op-Ed: Standing with Muslims to fight Islamophobia

    Rabbi Marc Schneier, echoing his remarks at the Organizations for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Conference on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, says he feels a profound moral obligation to prevent the horrors that have befallen the Jewish people from striking Muslims.

  • Op-Ed: Facing the real interfaith challenge

    Rabbi Marc Schneier says Jews must move beyond their myopic focus on Jewish-Christian relations and face the real challenge of the 21st century, Jewish-Muslim dialogue, because the need has never been greater.

  • Op-Ed: King’s pro-Israel legacy should guide Obama

    A rabbi involved in black-Jewish relations predicts that President-elect Barack Obama will follow Martin Luther King Jr.’s lead when it comes to Israel.

  • The road from King to Obama

    Barack Obama is scheduled to be nominated for president on Aug. 28 – the 45th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speech. One rabbi argues that it’s a perfect moment for Jews to take pride in their support for the civil rights mo

  • Kosher meat plant faces new fines

    The nation’s largest kosher meat plant faces $101,000 in fines.

  • Group of Jews oppose Iran attack

    More than 150 Jews around the world have signed a statement calling on Israel not to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.