Jeffrey K. Salkin

Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin thinks biblical literacy is crucial to Americans' understanding of their history, but he resists the kind of public school courses endorsed by President Trump as partisan proselytizing. Read more


The attack on Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh was not only an attack on Jews. It was not only an attack on Judaism. It was an attack on all that we hold sacred, writes Jeffrey Salkin of Religion News Service. Read more

Columnist Jeffrey Salkin writes that the "sin" that got Rev. Patrick J. Conroy fired as congressional chaplain was exercising the prophetic role of religion — speaking truth to power. Read more