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  • Praying with presidents

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 13, 2014 | 10:52 am

    U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have had rough public relationships with religious leaders. 

    Even before his inauguration, pro-life Christian leaders decried Clinton’s alleged “anti-Christian agenda”; during Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign, televangelist the...

  • Royal baby, Jews and international fascination

    July 23, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    So we have a new royal baby in the United Kingdom. Mazal Tov! As someone who worked in communications for Buckingham Palace for three years, from 2009 to 2012, I was both delighted to hear the news and interested to gauge the global media reaction to the new arrival. It’s a story...

  • Public money for Jewish schools:
    Free not-quite-but-sort-of Jewish education

    By Julie G Fax

    August 28, 2008 | 1:49 am

    At the Ben Gamla school in Hollywood, Fla., students can get kosher food in the cafeteria, and many wear kippahs to school. They engage in acts of chesed, they worry about speaking lashon hara, and they are taught to treat each other and their teachers with derech eretz. But...
  • Florida considers Christian-themed license plates

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 25, 2008 | 11:30 am

    MIAMI - Florida drivers can order more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation to explicitly promote a specific religion.

    The Florida Legislature is considering a...

  • Can public menorah lighting ceremonies pull in unaffiliated Jews?

    By Jane Ulman

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    On the third night of Chanukah, at 6 p.m., a parade of 40 cars topped with electric menorahs, some four feet high with flickering lights, will wind its way about six miles under police escort from southwest Houston to The Galleria shopping center, where several thousand people will...