The Common Good

Rabbi A. James Rudin

Rabbi A. James Rudin, the American Jewish Committee's senior interreligious adviser, is the author of the recent book, Cushing, Spellman, O'Connor: The Surprising Story of How Three American Cardinals Transformed Catholic-Jewish Relations.

Blog Posts by Rabbi A. James Rudin

Posted by Rabbi A. James Rudin 1 week 4 days ago
State Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Ariz., wins the top prize for this year’s silliest religious idea so far.While debating a proposed law that would permit people to carry concealed weapons in public...
Posted by Rabbi A. James Rudin 9 weeks 1 day ago
This year, Good Friday and the start of Passover occur on the same date: Friday, April 3. The coincidence is no accident.Jesus’ pilgrimage to Jerusalem to celebrate the eight-day Jewish festival...
Posted by Rabbi A. James Rudin 17 weeks 4 days ago
Did you catch the shoutout to Pope Francis during President Obama’s State of the Union address? It’s only the third time in history that’s happened.Francis’ name will resurface in Congress later...
Posted by Rabbi A. James Rudin 29 weeks 4 days ago
Mention the concept of “nonviolent resistance” and two names immediately come to mind: Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian leader who led his nation to independence from British colonial rule, and ...
Posted by Rabbi A. James Rudin 1 year 1 week ago
In April 1908, Dorothy Gumple, a 19-year-old Jewish woman living in Connecticut, converted to Roman Catholicism. Less than two years, later she married a Catholic immigrant from Ireland. They and...