RNS Opening Budget — Friday, January 10, 2020

NEWS STORY
RNS-Talmud-Celebration: In Jerusalem, thousands of Israeli women mark the end of 7 years of daily Talmud study
JERUSALEM (RNS) — This past week, a group of woman gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the completion of a Daf Yomi cycle — more than seven years of daily Talmud study. The event, known as a ‘siyum’ was the first held by women in the nearly 100 years of the Daf Yomi practice. By Michele Chabin. 850 words. (category: i)

COMMENTARY
RNS-Beck-Oped: Johnny Cash's gospel versus the temptations of nationalism
(RNS) — Though he often championed those left behind in America, Cash was an outspoken patriot, and his patriotism often made the gospel messages found in his music vulnerable to distortion by those less generous. By Richard Beck. 860 words. (category: k)

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