(RNS) — The decision by the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County stipulated that all services, classes and celebrations should be canceled and that kosher restaurants under the group's jurisdiction serve only takeout.
(RNS) — The anti-Israel agenda? It is not a good look, and it is not winning.
NEW YORK (AP) — Purim is traditionally one of the most joyous Jewish holidays, but some celebrations in Israel and hard-hit parts of the United States are being scaled back or canceled due to the coronavirus threat.
RNS — ‘Targeting a Jewish candidate with a Nazi flag represents a new level of depravity,’ tweeted Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League. ‘There is no place for hate in politics.’
(RNS) — Moving beyond King's most segregated hour means fighting for fairness day after day, year after year in the name of all of the prophets who stand against injustice.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Some religious leaders are supporting the count that officially starts April 1, but issues of trust and safety remain.
(AP) — From anti-Semitic violence to Islamophobia to sex abuse fears to their own financial insecurity, rabbis, imams, priests and ministers face newly evolving stresses that compound the usual cares of clergy.
(RNS) — Even if Sen. Bernie Sanders fails to capture the Democratic nomination, the insurgent campaign of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is also Jewish, is not far behind.
(RNS) — The Democratic Party needs to heed Leonard Cohen’s warning: 'Forget your perfect (political) offering.’
(RNS) — Instead of blatantly targeting Jews, Muslims, blacks and other ethnic groups, the largest of the white supremacist groups are using veiled slogans such as 'Defend America' superimposed on the U.S. flag.
(RNS) — Yes, there can. Or at least, between Jews and Palestinians. Never give up hope.
(RNS) — Or, adapting an ancient holiday to the spiritual and societal imperatives of your time.
(RNS) — Does the president believe in protecting the religious liberty of all citizens of the United States?
(RNS) — A recently deceased philosopher had an answer to that eternal question. It's not pretty.
(RNS) — There are two Jewish presidential hopefuls. They are very different people.