Judaism

Faith leaders can help end COVID-19 pandemic by promoting vaccination

By Julie Schonfeld — November 20, 2020

(RNS) — Clergy need to seek advice from professionals and listen to our communities’ concerns.

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Banning circumcision is an unnecessary bar to Jewish belonging in Europe

By Andrew Baker — November 19, 2020

(RNS) — As European governments have woken to the need to fight anti-Semitism, they should adopt a common approach to guarantee this religious practice.

Muslim, Sikh and Jewish groups seek inclusion in California’s new ethnic studies curriculum

By Alejandra Molina — November 18, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The model curriculum for high schoolers focuses on Chicanos and Latino Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans.

Anxiety, loneliness and spiritual isolation characterize life in prison during pandemic

By Lyra Walsh Fuchs — November 10, 2020

NEW YORK (RNS) — Religious practices of all sorts are fixtures of community for those inside — and all have been stymied by the pandemic lockdowns.

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks taught Judaism to the world

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 9, 2020

(RNS) — You know that whole ‘light to the nations’ thing? That was Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. His memory is a blessing.

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, who brought Judaism to a global audience, dies

By Yonat Shimron — November 8, 2020

(RNS) — The former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom won a large audience for his ability to reconcile the particularities of Judaism with universal concerns.

Who will President Joe Biden listen to on faith matters?

By Jack Jenkins, Emily McFarlan Miller — November 8, 2020

(RNS) — The nation’s second Catholic president is likely to bring a more restrained, interfaith approach to his faith-based politics than his predecessor.

Exit polls show few changes in the religious vote

By Yonat Shimron — November 5, 2020

(RNS) — Support for President Donald Trump among white evangelicals remained constant. Catholics split their vote. And non-Christians voted overwhelmingly for Joe Biden.

Vote, pray, wait: Faith leaders reassure congregations, call for full vote count as election remains uncertain

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 4, 2020

(RNS) — Clergy, houses of worship and faith-based organizations have been preparing their members for a long wait for election results.

Welcome to Sodom, USA

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 4, 2020

(RNS) — Cry the beloved country. No matter who wins.

A cemetery is desecrated, shaking Michigan’s Jewish community on Election Day

By Yonat Shimron — November 3, 2020

(RNS) — Gayle Kirshenbaum planned to spend Election Day calling potential voters and urging them to vote. Instead she woke up to the news that the cemetery where her grandparents are buried was desecrated.

7 religious voter trends to look for on Election Day

By Jack Jenkins — November 2, 2020

(RNS) — How and where faith-oriented voters could swing the vote.

Election stress? Check out these spiritual self-care activities designed for the day

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 2, 2020

(RNS) — Take a break from ‘doomscrolling’ and join a prayer vigil, a guided meditation, a poetry reading or even a sing-along.

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