"Muslim Americans keep us safe," President Obama said on Wednesday as he visited a mosque in the U.S. for the first time as president. His speech was designed to draw contrasts with rhetoric from some Republicans running to succeed him.
Watch two more women, one a Muslim and one a non-Muslim, participate in World Hijab Day, and see what their experiences are like. Say Muslim Yasmine Ison: “Wearing the hijab [gives] me this whole other freedom that I never had. I started to notice this control I had of myself.” More →
It has taken Beit Simchat Torah, once hit hard by AIDS, 43 years to be able to build a synagogue designed for its needs, in a property that it owns. On April 3, it will officially open its new home on West 30th Street.