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Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe writes for Religion News Service.

Blog Posts by Lauren Markoe

Posted by Lauren Markoe 3 days 13 hours ago
On the first night of Passover, Jews ask aloud, “Why is this night different from all other nights?”For a group of 150-plus women gathered March 22 at Congregation Beth El north of Washington, D.C.,...
Posted by Lauren Markoe 1 week 2 days ago
Rabbi Ruth Bader Ginsburg?Not quite, but when a Jewish nonprofit asked the Supreme Court justice to write a biblical commentary for Passover, she agreed, and added a feminist twist: It would raise up...
Posted by Lauren Markoe 1 week 5 days ago
The Schwartzs seemed like any other Jewish family in Woodstock, N.Y. except for one thing: Mom and Dad were obviously white, and their daughter Lacey was obviously not.That racial disconnect...
Posted by Lauren Markoe 4 weeks 1 day ago
A student group in South Africa this month called on all Jews to leave the Durban University of Technology, an act of anti-Semitism that Americans could not imagine on their own college...
Posted by Lauren Markoe 4 weeks 2 days ago
Samantha Elauf was a teenager who loved clothes and applied to work in an Abercrombie & Fitch Kids store in her native Tulsa, Okla., in 2008. But Elauf, a Muslim, also happens to wear a...