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Eddie Redmayne as the Emcee in ‘Cabaret’ at the Kit Kat Club at the August Wilson Theatre (photo: Marc Brenner)
Arts & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
The complicity of ordinary Germans in the Holocaust is the central subject of two shows now running in New York City.
A poster depicting the Israeli-American hostage Hersh Goldberg-Polin is displayed in Re'im, southern Israel at the Gaza border, on Feb. 26, 2024, at a memorial site for the Nova music festival site where he was kidnapped by Hamas on Oct. 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Eugene Korn
An immediate and permanent cease-fire would leave Hamas and its military capabilities in place in Gaza. In such a scenario, who will protect Israeli citizens from continued acts of terrorism?
Sophie Nélisse as Irene Gut Opdyke, left, stars in a scene from the movie “Irena's Vow.” (OSV news photo/Quiver)
Arts & CultureFilm
Ryan Di Corpo
“Irena’s Vow” is true story of a Catholic nurse who used her position to shelter a dozen Jews in World War II-era Poland.
A group of Muslim Uyghurs pray during a work break in Xinjiang Province, China. (iStock/Gujiang Xie)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Shmuly Yanklowitz
Christians and Jews have come together to support the U.S. civil rights movement and the end of apartheid in South Africa. The repression of the Uyghurs in China also demands interreligious unity.
Pope Francis meets relatives of hostages taken from Israel by Hamas militants in his residence at the Vatican on Nov. 22, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithShort Take
David Neuhaus, S.J.Guy Alaluf
One might criticize Pope Francis' statements about the war in Gaza, but they should not be confused with the question of the Catholic Church’s relationship with the Jewish people.
Pope Francis
“In the light of the numerous communications that have been sent to me by various friends and Jewish organizations from all over the world...I feel the desire to assure you of my closeness and affection,” Pope Francis writes.