The Common Good

Rabbi A. James Rudin

Rabbi A. James Rudin, the American Jewish Committee's senior interreligious adviser, is the author of the recent book, Cushing, Spellman, O'Connor: The Surprising Story of How Three American Cardinals Transformed Catholic-Jewish Relations.

Blog Posts by Rabbi A. James Rudin

Posted by Rabbi A. James Rudin 6 weeks 6 days ago
It’s almost a year since Pope Francis was chosen as Benedict XVI’s successor. The Argentinian-born pontiff has quickly achieved global fame for his numerous statements indicating that significant...
Posted by Rabbi A. James Rudin 21 weeks 6 days ago
It’s been 35 years since 918 people, including 257 children, died on Nov. 18, 1978, at the Peoples Temple massacre in Jonestown. The mass murder inside the South American jungle commune in Guyana was...
Posted by Rabbi A. James Rudin 33 weeks 6 days ago
More than 40 years have passed since Sally Priesand was ordained as the first female rabbi in the U.S. Since then, more than 800 female rabbis — including 647 in the Reform movement — have graduated...
Posted by Rabbi A. James Rudin 41 weeks 2 days ago
During the July 1-3, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, there were Christians and Jews on both sides of the conflict who knew the answer to the question “Whose side is God on?”Or at least they thought they...
Posted by Rabbi A. James Rudin 1 year 7 weeks ago
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln will probably nab a few of its 12 nominated Academy Awards when the Oscars are handed out on Sunday — a sign that Americans never have and probably never will...