Judaism

How the faithful voted: A preliminary 2016 analysis | Pew Research Center

November 14, 2016
The 2016 presidential exit polling reveals little change in the political alignments of U.S. religious groups. Those who supported Republican candidates in recent elections, such as white born-again or evangelical Christians and white Catholics, strongly supported Donald Trump as well. Groups that traditionally backed Democratic candidates, including religious “nones,” Hispanic Catholics and Jews, were firmly in Hillary Clinton’s corner.

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Elie Wiesel Is Recalled at Funeral for a Legacy Beyond His Moral Voice - The New York Times

July 5, 2016
The funeral for Elie Wiesel was a gathering of his family and close friends, held on Sunday at a synagogue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. But outside on East 62nd Street stood people, some in tears, who had never met the man who survived the Holocaust to become a clarion voice for those victims who did not.

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Elie Wiesel’s death prompts outpouring of tributes - SpokaneFāVS

July 5, 2016
(RNS) Elie Wiesel’s death is inspiring an outpouring of grief and gratitude from leaders in the religious and political world, and ordinary people alike. As a Jew, writer and philosopher who lost his family and nearly his own life in the Holocaust, Wiesel’s death resonated particularly among Jews around the world, and in Israel, a nation he vigorously defended.

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Researchers Uncover Long-Lost Tunnel Used By Jews To Escape Extermination Pits : The Two-Way : NPR

July 1, 2016
Using advanced imaging technology, researchers in Lithuania have uncovered a tunnel that Jewish prisoners used to escape Nazi extermination pits. By doing so, they have provided physical evidence of a well-known tale of heroism during the Holocaust — known before only through the testimony of 11 Jews who escaped.

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Who Is a Jew? Maybe Not Woman Converted by Esteemed New York Rabbi - The New York Times

June 24, 2016
JERUSALEM — Critics of Israel’s chief rabbinate have long complained that scores of American converts to Judaism have trouble getting approval to marry in Israel. Now, one such case with a celebrity connection could break open the rabbinate’s longstanding secrecy over which foreign rabbis are approved to conduct conversions.

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