Voter protection training begins as clergy, secular groups look toward election

By Adelle M. Banks — July 17, 2024
(RNS) — Groups are aiming to equip volunteers to keep the environment calm at polling places, especially in battleground states.
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Dr. Ruth was a Jewish heroine

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 15, 2024
(RNS) — How many people’s lives became richer and more joyful because of this short, sweet, funny Jewish woman?

Faith leaders, politicians invoke God’s protection for Trump in wake of shooting

By Paul O'Donnell — July 13, 2024
(RNS) — Many also asked for prayers for the country as a whole and the polarized political landscape.

Forgotten in a coconut field, an 800-year-old tombstone expands India’s Jewish history

By David I. Klein — July 12, 2024
(RNS) — Identified as the oldest Jewish artifact in India, the stone may be evidence of a previously unknown community. 

The best rabbi I can be now is a journalist

By Joshua Hammerman — July 11, 2024
(RNS) — Right now, as Jeremiah reminds us, the world needs truth tellers far more than a big hug.

The woman who skipped the Nova music festival on Oct. 7

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 11, 2024
(RNS) — She was supposed to go. She didn’t. Therein lies a story.

Artist Tobi Kahn receives ‘chaver’ honor, an ancient tradition with a modern twist

By Chloë-Arizona Fodor — July 10, 2024
(RNS) — The German-Jewish title with ancient roots is granted to those who exhibit significant spiritual and material leadership in their community.

Israel’s Holocaust memorial opens a conservation facility to store artifacts, photos and more

By Maya Alleruzzo and Shlomo Mor — July 10, 2024
JERUSALEM (AP) — “Before we opened this building, it was very difficult to exhibit our treasures that were kept in our vaults. They were kind of secret,” said Yad Vashem chairman Dani Dayan.

A seminary is investigated for sexual harassment. Now its critics want the findings made public.

By Yonat Shimron — July 9, 2024
(RNS) — An investigation into sexual harassment and misconduct at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles was completed last month. It has not been made public.

Those Columbia deans deserved their removals. But what’s next?

By Mark Silk — July 9, 2024
(RNS) — The challenge of actually addressing the rise of antisemitism.

Faith can help heal our polarized country

By L. Gregory Jones — July 9, 2024
(RNS) — Communities of faith are distinctively (perhaps even divinely) positioned to demonstrate how to build solidarity with one another.

DoorDash delivers 100 million charity meals, partnering with religious, other nonprofits

By Adelle M. Banks — July 8, 2024
(RNS) — 'If it wasn't for DoorDash really partnering with us, a lot of things that we desire to do for the community probably wouldn't come to pass,' a Chicago pastor said.

Bills to enhance religion in schools spur fights between faiths

By Jack Jenkins — July 5, 2024
WASHINGTON (RNS) — As lawmakers push faith-focused education bills, the statutes are facing pushback from an unexpected source: other religious people.
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