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RNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, July 27, 2021

While synagogues were figuring out how to livestream their services, and churches were debating the merits of touchless Eucharist, Krista Tippett, host of the spirituality-centric radio show and podcast “On Being,” got to work on an app. The goal with […]

NEWS STORY
RNS-Tippett-App: Krista Tippett on why it’s past time to ‘humanize digital spaces’
(RNS) — While synagogues were figuring out how to livestream their services, and churches were debating the merits of touchless Eucharist, Krista Tippett, host of the spirituality-centric radio show and podcast “On Being,” got to work on an app. The goal with the app is to gather some of the most potent learnings from Tippett’s conversations, as well as the community that’s drawn to them, in one place. The result, called the Wisdom App, launched quietly in mid-July. By Whitney Bauck. 700 words. (category: a)

COMMENTARY
RNS-Salkin-Oped: Why the Ben & Jerry’s meltdown?
(RNS) — My Jewish mind does not stop at the Israel boycott. It travels back, more than 80 years ago, to the signs in Germany, urging citizens to boycott Jewish businesses. The most recent wave of anti-Israel activism so easily morphed into antisemitic attacks it is hard for me not to make that leap. By Jeffrey Salkin. 778 words. (category: k)