JBuzz Musings January 6, 2014: Pope Francis formally announces May trip dates to Israel, Middle East

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Pope Francis formally announces May trip dates to Israel, Middle East

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Although for months it was widely speculated that Pope Francis would make a trip to Israel in spring 2014, the Pope himself announced on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 that he will make a trip to Israel, Bethlehem, and Amman, Jordan…READ MORE
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JBuzz Musings October 23, 2013: High Intermarriage numbers reveals troubling future for Judaism in the US

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High Intermarriage numbers reveals troubling future for Judaism in the US

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Earlier this month, on Oct. 1, 2013 the Pew Research Center released their new poll entitled “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” showing a growing a trend of American Jews identifying only culturally as Jews, but not religiously. What…READ MORE

JBuzz Musings July 22, 2013: Growing Jewish-Catholic dialogue under Pope Francis

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Growing Jewish-Catholic dialogue under Pope Francis (Video)

By Bonnie K. Goodman

The installation of a new pope this past March 13, 2013 is ushering in a new era in Jewish-Catholic relations. Pope Francis formerly known as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76 of Argentina had been committed as a cardinal to…READ MORE

JBuzz News May 7, 2013: Ted Merwin: Judaic studies speaker examines ‘non-Jews’ involvement in Jewish life

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Judaic studies speaker examines ‘non-Jews’ involvement in Jewish life

Source: Scranton Times-Tribune, 5-7-13

The University of Scranton Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute hosted a lecture by Ted Merwin, Ph. D., entitled “You Don’t Have to Be Jewish: Non-Jews’ Growing Investment in Jewish Life” in Brennan Hall’s Pearn Auditorium….READ MORE