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Troubling trend

Religion | The rise in American anti-Semitism has varying roots, and many Jews feel afraid in places they haven’t feared before
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/30/20, 12:51 pm

On a Saturday in January, just north of New York City, members of the Lincoln Park Jewish Center had a prayer service followed by lunch. They filled paper plates with egg salad, pasta, gefilte fish, rolls, and fruit, so no one would have to wash dishes on Shabbat, the Sabbath. Nothing unusual in that for a “modern Orthodox” synagogue whose members try to observe Jewish law while still participating in American culture. 

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Darkness and light

Persecution | A snippet from a strained Shabbat in an Orthodox congregation in New York
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/22/20, 02:31 pm

A New York moment: 

While working on an article about rising anti-Semitism in New York, I visited an Orthodox synagogue just north of the city called Lincoln Park Jewish Center. Detectives from the local police station had attended the service the week before to show police support amid fears of violence. The atmosphere this Shabbat was strained but still warm. The congregation sang a song that concluded, “God is with me, I shall not fear.” 

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Complaint reveals $100 billion in Mormon assets

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/18/19, 12:45 pm

Mormon leaders on Tuesday rebuffed charges that they misused donations from members of the religion. A former Latter-day Saints employee filed a complaint with the IRS in November claiming the group misled members and may have broken federal tax rules.

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