How a little-known federal land use law could help combat antisemitism in America


(RNS) — Jewish Americans have recently suffered yet another wave of antisemitic violence. Synagogues have been vandalized in several major cities, and Jewish Americans have been attacked while simply walking down the street — incidents that, several commentators have pointed out, we might have thought belonged to another era. There is another kind of antisemitism … Read more

As Catholics mull Communion for politicians, Jews should look again at abortion issue


(RNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently voted to create guidelines that might bar President Joe Biden, because of his support for a woman’s choice to end a pregnancy, from receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed in May to hear a contest to a Mississippi law banning … Read more

Common ground on abortion is staring us right in the face


(RNS) — The past couple of months have been difficult ones in the Catholic Church. No sooner had the Supreme Court decided to take up legal challenges to Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban than the U.S. bishops’ June meeting exposed the wrestling that had been going on in the conference about abortion politics, unity in the … Read more