(RNS) — How we deal with his death, and the postures that we bring to that death, shape the fate of our civilization and make it worthy of defense against the likes of ISIS.
(RNS) — Jews' pesky determination to bring an ethical, spiritual vision to the world has made us a target since ancient times.
(RNS) — These three women — a Quaker, a Jew and a Roman Catholic — were polarizing figures who were often propelled by their faith into history.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — More than a dozen people gathered Sunday (Oct. 13) in Boyle Heights — a working-class Latino neighborhood on the east side of Los Angeles that was once a thriving Jewish enclave — to observe the biblical holiday of Sukkot. It has been more than 30 years since this tradition was celebrated in this community.
While in the Holy Land, Lovato and her mother met with an expert on Sephardic Jews, who are descended from Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal 500 years ago.
(RNS) — While, as Tom Petty sang, we don’t have to live like refugees, we do have to remember what it means to live like a refugee.
(AP) — The shooting that left two dead and several injured as Jews observed Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for their faith, has shined a spotlight on the worldwide rise of anti-Semitic incidents.
(RNS) — An 1878 painting by Jewish Galician artist Maurycy Gottlieb captured the sometimes-tedium of being in synagogue on the High Holidays. It may also allude to emotional conflict that he was experiencing at the time.
NEW YORK (RNS) — 'We’re working on becoming a real alternative to what many consider to be a Judaism where spirituality is not sufficiently addressed,' said the synagogue's founder.
(RNS) — There is a lot at stake for all of us. Anti-Semitism endangers not only Jews but the societies in which they live.
Religious professionals screw up in all sorts of ways. Forgive them.
(RNS) — Modern technology has brought the idea that a higher power is always watching — and has a recording device handy — to life.
It's not about how they hate us. It's about how God loves us. That is the lesson for Jews on Rosh Ha Shanah.
(RNS) — The fearsome possibilities meditated in the High Holidays prayer Unetanah Tokef strike an elegant balance between predetermination and free will. Here, a version annotated for our times.
(RNS) — Throughout history, church and political authorities have used horrendous physical, emotional and psychological pressures in fruitless conversion campaigns.