(RNS) — Finding someone to perform a bris during the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge. Some Jewish mohels say they are busier than ever; others have shut down their work.
(RNS) — Despite the COVID-19 crisis, more Jewish households worldwide are now expected to host their own Seder — virtually or in person — than ever before.
(RNS) — For Orthodox Jews, the current wave of anti-Semitic attacks raises questions about how to keep safe while remaining identifiably Jewish.
(RNS) — An 1878 painting by Jewish Galician artist Maurycy Gottlieb captured the sometimes-tedium of being in synagogue on the High Holidays. It may also allude to emotional conflict that he was experiencing at the time.
(RNS) — Modern technology has brought the idea that a higher power is always watching — and has a recording device handy — to life.
(RNS) — A new exhibit of photos of Fred Rogers is on display at the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Center, in the neighborhood where he made his home.
(RNS) — The line between well-intentioned kitsch and bad taste, experts in religious artwork say, can be blurry.
(RNS) — The Satanic Temple says it was recently recognized as a church by the IRS. The group, which is nontheistic and argues religion can be 'divorced' from superstition, has said it should have the same rights and protections as other religious groups.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — When his singing voice failed, former cantor Arnold Saltzman reinvented himself as a composer and rabbi. His latest symphony recently debuted in the nation's capital.
(RNS) — A video from a group called Rise Up Ocean County that paints Orthodox Jews as invaders has raised concerns in suburban New Jersey communities where the Jewish population is increasing.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — A number of books and films with religious themes — like ‘The 10 Commandments’ and ‘The Prophet’ — entered their literary afterlife this month. Published in 1923, the works are now in the public domain.
(RNS) — Many different groups and congregations around the country have taken on the term “Hebrew” or “Israelite." Many are more mainstream and say they object to the angry street preaching shown in a viral video.
NEW YORK (RNS) — The mark for kosher certification often turns up in unexpected places — including Andy Warhol's Brillo pads.
(RNS) — The connection between Christmas and liquor has been institutionalized of late in 'carols and cocktails' events that, while concerning to some, are deeply consistent with the holiday’s history.
(RNS) — Mistaken identification of religious imagery is more common in museums than many might think, misleading a public already less biblically literate than ever.