Holly Lebowitz Rossi

Holly Lebowitz Rossi is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Holly Lebowitz Rossi

Breath, the divine metaphor, becomes a hallmark of America’s twin crises

July 8, 2020

(RNS) — The normally simple, normally unconscious act of drawing breath has come to define the United States’ most pressing problems. What the world’s faith traditions have to say about the meaning of our first act as humans.

For synagogues, High Holidays welcome is complicated by security needs

September 24, 2019

BOSTON (RNS) — At a time of year when people who rarely attend show up, or when people show up for the first time, balancing friendliness and safety becomes especially tricky.

How to save the world: Schedule some awe in your summer vacation

June 25, 2018

(RNS) – Travel, experts say, can change lives, especially trips to destinations that elicit a sense of awe and wonder. The feelings that take us out of ourselves foster positive social relationships, lower stress and cultivate overall well-being that could benefit society.

Billy Graham leaves a positive interfaith legacy, with a few blemishes

February 21, 2018

(RNS) — One of them was his anti-Semitic remarks made in a taped conversation with President Nixon.

‘Interfaith’ term rings hollow for some Jews

December 18, 2017

BOSTON (RNS) — If you really want to welcome interfaith families into Jewish life, better rethink your language, many Jewish leaders say.

Don’t throw the word ‘Nazi’ around

August 25, 2017

(RNS) — ‘Nazism shouldn’t be a casual catch-all term to describe the bad guys,’ writes Holly Lebowitz Rossi.

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