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The ‘skin gap’ between men and women is on full display at the Olympics

By Allison Josephs — August 5, 2021
(RNS) — As female athletes push back, they may find inspiration among some religious women, who have long seen modest dress not as subjugation but as liberation.

A modern heroine fights antisemitism

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 1, 2021
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During Disability Pride, Religious institutions still behind on accessibility

By Kathryn Post — July 30, 2021
(RNS) — The Americans with Disabilities Act was a watershed moment for civil rights law, yet religious entities remain exempt from ADA requirements.

White House announces new religious affairs leaders, first Muslim religious freedom ambassador

By Jack Jenkins, Kathryn Post, Joseph Hammond — July 30, 2021
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Biden will nominate Rashad Hussain, who served in other roles under the Obama administration, as his U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

Alta Fixsler, 2-year-old on life support, has a visa to come to US for treatment. Will UK court let her go?

By Avi Shafran — July 29, 2021
(RNS) — The case, reduced to its essence, pits current medical opinion against Alta’s parents' Hasidic Jewish faith.

Report: US Supreme Court favors religion in emergency reviews

By Yonat Shimron — July 28, 2021
(RNS) — The analysis by Reuters found that the Court's shadow docket' in which emergency applications are decided hurriedly, provided religious applicants a win in every case.

Why Reform Jewish leaders support H.R. 40, the federal reparations bill

By Deitra Reiser, Hannah Goldstein, Sarah Bassin — July 28, 2021
(RNS) — If we wish to redeem the soul of America, our efforts at earnest truth-telling must result in equally serious attempts to provide redress for past and ongoing harms through reparations.

Why the Ben & Jerry’s meltdown?

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 27, 2021
(RNS) — Yes, the boycott is problematic. And it could have been worse.

Bob Moses, civil rights leader, led us to imagine the end of racism

By A. James Rudin — July 26, 2021
(RNS) — The great educator and civil rights leader reminds us that there may be no more noble cause than democracy.

On Tisha B’av, the meaning of Tree of Life revealed

By Beth Kissileff — July 23, 2021
(RNS) — Some ideas for the architect who will rebuild the site of the Pittsburgh massacre.

Reparations bill gains momentum as an interfaith cause

By Adelle M. Banks — July 23, 2021
(RNS) — ‘It is all about how can we repair the damage to those among us who have been hurt because of past practices,’ said an Evanston, Illinois, pastor.

RNS News Quiz: Ben & Jerry’s and Wally Funk

By Emily Churchill — July 23, 2021
(RNS) — Test your knowledge of the week's current events in the world of religion.

Politics foil replacing hazardous bridge to Jerusalem site

By Ilan Ben Zion — July 22, 2021
JERUSALEM (AP) — The tenuous state of the Mughrabi Bridge has raised fears of another disaster after a stampede at a religious festival left 45 people dead.

‘My Unorthodox Life’: Meh

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 21, 2021
(RNS) — The Netflix series isn’t antisemitic or self-hating. But there are deeper questions to mine.
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