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Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe writes for Religion News Service.

Blog Posts by Lauren Markoe

Posted by Lauren Markoe 22 hours 44 min 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 6 days 23 hours 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 3 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 3 weeks 6 days 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 hours 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...