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The Hasidic educational standard should meet the old Amish one

By Mark Silk — September 30, 2022
(RNS) — Rather than the current Supreme Court's.
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Survey: Confederate memorials still divide Americans and religion is a big predictor

By Yonat Shimron — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — Majorities of Protestants, Catholics and Mormons support efforts to preserve Confederate monuments and memorials, a PRRI survey finds.

As a country we’re in need of healing. Here’s how Shabbat can help.

By Aliza Kline — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — The ancient Jewish ritual of Shabbat, especially Friday night dinners, can help young adults navigate the obstacles to well-being.

Poor People’s Campaign asks Congress to vote on wages, voting rights before midterms

By Adelle M. Banks — September 28, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The letters were the latest plea for policy change by the movement modeled after the original Poor People’s Campaign started by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Jewish word that no one uses anymore

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 28, 2022
(RNS) — A word that comes straight out of the Jewish moral vocabulary list. Sometimes, it is about our own families.

New dating apps — and ‘in person’ mixers — target religious and political niches

By Kathryn Post — September 27, 2022
(RNS) — Two new niche dating sites are hitting the market, promising that shared values are key to long-lasting relationships.

Jewish pilgrims gather in Ukraine despite the perils of war

By Associated Press — September 26, 2022
(AP) — The pilgrims, many traveling from Israel and further afield, converged on the small city of Uman, the burial site of Nachman of Breslov, a respected Hasidic rabbi who died in 1810.

‘Traditional’ Jewish American foods keep changing, with cookbooks playing an influential role in how Jews mark Rosh Hashana

By Deborah Dash Moore — September 26, 2022
(The Conversation) — A historian of American Judaism explains how cookbooks across the 20th century have influenced and reflected the shifting tastes of American Jews.

Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne at a time of deep religious divisions and worked to bring tolerance

By Joanne M. Pierce — September 26, 2022
(The Conversation) — Queen Elizabeth II encouraged tolerance in a multifaith United Kingdom. To appreciate the significance of her efforts, it is important to understand the country’s complicated religious history.

Debates about migration have never been simple – just look at the Hebrew Bible

By Ki-Eun Jang — September 26, 2022
(The Conversation) — The Bible is full of stories about migrants. That doesn’t mean it has a simple takeaway message about them.

Holding Hasidic schools to account

By Mark Silk — September 25, 2022
(RNS) — The current Supreme Court, where a new New York law is likely to end up, isn't prone to do so.

As Jews celebrate the creation of the world, some are celebrating creativity itself

By Yonat Shimron — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — The Jewish Studio Project presupposes that all people are, as it puts it, 'created creative.' It encourages them to partner with God in the act of creation.

On Rosh Hashana and every day, lessons from Ukraine’s Jews on resilience and hope

By Alex Weisler — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — The poetic image of our names being inscribed into the Book of Life has new resonance this year.
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