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Chaplain at hospital patient's bedside

Chaplains: The Unsung Heroes of American Judaism

Chaplains aid the vulnerable and sick during some of the most intimate moments of their lives. Yet a new report by the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab says they go overlooked and underutilized by major Jewish organizations.

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Rabbi Stephen Wise

In a new book, scholar Shirley Idelson credits 20th-century rabbi Stephen Wise with focusing American liberal Judaism on social justice, Zionism, and tikkun olam.

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A new book brings together vital documents from the American Jewish people's past. More than 30 of the country's leading historians contributed, all former students of University Professor Jonathan D. Sarna.    

An 1892 antisemitic cartoon depicting Jews as streaming into New York City and supposedly taking over.
University Professor Jonathan Sarna '75, MA'75, explains the origins of one of the notorious chants at the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.