Lisa Wangsness

Wangsness is the Globe’s religion reporter. She previously covered politics in the City Hall, State House, and Washington bureaus, and at the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. She has reported on health reform and the 2008 presidential campaign.

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For Jews in Boston area, a trip to Israel is common

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A newly released study found that two-thirds of Jewish adults in Boston have been to Israel at least once.

Jewish Boston returns to the city

By , Globe Staff

Traditional synagogue membership is declining, but independent congregations and alternative groups are on the rise.

Prospect of Trump presidency sends shudders through Muslim community

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On the morning after Election Day, Muslims in Boston struggled to imagine living under a president who has cast them as security threats.

After election, sorrow and fear among immigrants

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As politicians called for reconciliation, immigrants, Muslims, and others worried about what might come next.