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  • Illinois lawmakers begin considering approval of same-sex marriage

    January 3, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Illinois lawmakers began considering a measure on Wednesday that would make President Barack Obama's home state the 10th in the nation to legalize gay marriage.

    Supporters and opponents furiously lobbied lawmakers as a leading sponsor of the proposal pressed for a quick vote in...

  • Why the Wiesenthal Center left the interfaith roundtable

    October 19, 2012 | 10:42 am

    This article first appeared in The Jewish Press

    Sometimes, only a period of separation will save a troubled marriage. That is why the Simon Wiesenthal Center and other Jewish groups are pulling out of the Christian-Jewish Roundtable. Fifteen liberal Protestant leaders, including...

  • Jewish groups pull out of interfaith dialogue over Protestants’ letter to Congress

    October 17, 2012 | 9:43 am

    Jewish groups pulled out of an upcoming meeting with Protestant colleagues over a letter from Christian leaders to congressmen calling for a possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel.

    “While we remain committed to continuing our dialogue and our collaboration on the many issues...

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  • Christians picking on Israel

    By David Suissa

    October 16, 2012 | 11:47 am

    With Christians being persecuted and threatened across much of the Middle East, guess which country the leaders of several major U.S. Christian denominations have decided to pick on?

    That’s right, the country where Christians are safest: Israel.

    In case you missed it, in a...

  • Protestant churches’ letter on Israel straining ties with Jews

    October 16, 2012 | 11:19 am

    When 15 prominent American Protestant leaders sent a letter to Congress last week calling for an investigation and possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel, at least one outcome was certain: The Jews wouldn’t like it.

    Already, one major American Jewish group has canceled its...

  • Why I love Jews by Choice

    By Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

    May 23, 2012 | 12:51 pm

    The first conversion I ever performed as a rabbi was for a 45-year-old father of two who was in the final stages of liver cancer. John, who was born to a Jewish father but raised Protestant by his Christian mother, was so stricken with his disease at this point in our yearlong...

  • Protestant leaders call for U.N. endorsement of Palestinian membership

    November 1, 2011 | 2:17 pm

    Leaders of four American Protestant denominations issued a statement endorsing the Palestinian U.N. bid for statehood.

    “The Palestinians deserve membership in the United Nations—not only on the basis of international law and basic fairness—but to help preserve a multi-religious...

  • Briefs

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    700 Gather to Protest Suicide Bombings

    With the charred remains of Israeli Bus No. 19 as a backdrop, about 700 Angelenos gathered Jan. 30 at the Museum of Tolerance to take a stand against suicide bombings.

    In a show of support with the community, guest speakers such as Los Angeles...

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