A Yom Kippur sermon warns American Jews of Israel’s growing messianic rule

By Yonat Shimron — September 27, 2023
(RNS) — In a barnburner Yom Kippur sermon Monday (Sept. 25), Rabbi Sharon Brous said elements of Israel’s new government have a messianic agenda that aims to turn the country into a fascist theocracy.
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This Yom Kippur, she’ll pray inside the synagogue, he’ll secure it on the outside

By Yonat Shimron — September 22, 2023
(RNS) — Shana Silverstein and Tom Barbieri are among a growing rank of intermarried synagogue members.

The increasingly perilous lot of the pilgrim shows us all the path on climate

By Marqus Cole — September 22, 2023
(RNS) — People of faith can help bend the curve on emissions.

Donald Trump’s Rosh Hashana ‘gift’ to the Jews

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 20, 2023
(RNS) — None dare call it Jew-hatred. I do. This is no way to start a new year.

Love and compassion: How women can address the climate crisis

By Ellen Bernstein — September 19, 2023
(RNS) — Possibilities open up when we think about the warming Earth with love, not fear.

Digging into her family’s past, she discovered a hidden legacy almost lost

By Yonat Shimron — September 15, 2023
(RNS) — Linda Ambrus Broenniman knew her parents came to the United States to escape communism. Why would her father conceal his Jewish past?

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are times for soul-searching, but not on your own – community has always been at the heart of the Jewish High Holidays

By David L. Graizbord — September 15, 2023
(The Conversation) — Community is vital in Jewish ritual and tradition, and the High Holidays are no exception, a Judaic studies scholar writes.

After the Birmingham bombing, a Rosh Hashana sermon to remember

By Mark Silk — September 14, 2023
(RNS) — From the rabbi caught in the middle of the road.

Ahead of High Holidays, US Jewish leaders stress need for security vigilance as antisemitism surges

By David Crary — September 14, 2023
(AP) — Over recent years — in the face of increased antisemitic threats and violence — the High Holiday season also is a time of heightened vigilance.

Painting asylum-seekers as potential threats is an old, cynical game

By Avi Shafran — September 13, 2023
(RNS) — Fears of malefactors entering the U.S. among legitimate asylum-seekers are overblown.

What do Jews want to hear on the High Holy Days?

By Jeffrey Salkin — September 12, 2023
(RNS) — To my rabbinical colleagues, just when you thought you were done with your sermons.

Hindu and Jewish Americans foster kinship through shared traditions, connections to homeland

By Richa Karmarkar — September 11, 2023
(RNS) — Hindu and Jewish organizations hope interreligious dialogue will aid in the broader goal of allyship between India, Israel and the United States.

The Vatican beatifies a Polish family of 9 killed by the Nazis for sheltering Jews

By Monika Scislowska — September 11, 2023
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — During a ceremonious Mass in the village of Markowa, in southeastern Poland, papal envoy Cardinal Marcello Semeraro read out the Latin formula of the beatification of the Ulma family signed last month by Pope Francis.
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