Some time after King Louis IX returned to France from his first Crusade in 1254, an anonymous French Jew wrote a letter to the king, who would become the only French monarch to ever be canonized in the Catholic Church.
Police officers reportedly surrounded the Central Reform Congregation and threatened to fire tear gas at the protesters inside.
Can Jews support #BlackLivesMatter and Israel? Rabbi Susan Talve backed both at her White House Hanukkah invocation. But some on the left say she — and others — must choose.
When Rabbi Jill Jacobs, head of the rabbinic social justice group T’ruah, wanted to travel to Ferguson, Missouri to support protesters, she got in touch with Susan Talve.