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By Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, The Conversation
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s selective telling of the past exaggerates the legacy of Nazism in Ukraine while ignoring the state’s historic struggle for pluralism and democracy.
By Jeffrey Veidlinger, The Conversation
Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews make up roughly 10% of the population, yet account for over one-third of the country’s coronavirus patients. Segments of the community refuse to comply with safety regulations and insist on maintaining a tight-knit way of life.
By Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press
With the coronavirus pandemic raging and the Jewish High Holidays approaching, Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself caught between his ultra-Orthodox partners and the need to drive down surging infection rates.
Throughout the pandemic, restrictions on social gatherings have forced those who observe major religious holidays to find new ways to practice their faith. How is COVID-19 changing places of worship? Judy Woodruff talks to New York University’s Imam Khalid Latif,…
By Judy Woodruff, Courtney Norris, Alison Thoet
By John Yang, Rachel Wellford
In April, millions of Christians, Jews and Muslims around the world mark Easter, Passover and Ramadan -- some of the holiest observances of the year. But how are followers of these religions expressing faith and community when the pandemic makes…
Comedian Ashley Blaker is an Orthodox Jew. Despite our politically correct modern society, he’s accustomed to strangers judging him by his appearance, making assumptions about his views on Israel and the size of his family. Blaker offers his humble opinion…
By Reza Sayah
Jewish people have called Iran home for nearly 3,000 years. The Trump administration and U.S. ally Israel often depict the Iranian government as composed of anti-Semitic radical Islamists bent on destroying Israel. But within Iran, many of the estimated 15,000…
On our Bookshelf tonight, the dramatic struggles to turn an ancient faith into an American religion. Judy Woodruff speaks with longtime journalist Steven Weisman, author of “The Chosen Wars,” about why he decided to examine the evolution of Judaism in…
By PBS NewsHour, Jaywon Choe, Sam Lane, Rhana Natour
Saturday’s massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue was the deadliest American attack on Jews in U.S. history. Across denominations, mourners gathered Tuesday to pay their respects to four of the people killed. But divisions remained over the president’s visit,…
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