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What happened on the 10th of Av? Judaism was rebooted.

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 9, 2022
(RNS) — Are American Jews in a new Yavneh? Or, something better?
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Why we still need Tisha B’Av

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — What would happen if America could name its national sins?

A tight job market is a chance for Christians to rethink work

By Karen Swallow Prior — August 2, 2022
(RNS) — 'Ministry' is not defined by who signs our paycheck.

Pope Francis not fully briefed prior to Canadian visit

By Thomas Reese — August 2, 2022
(RNS) — The pope was left looking like a student who had not done his homework.

The hidden truth in ‘Hallelujah’

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 2, 2022
(RNS) — It is one of the most covered songs in history. There is far more going on here than meets the ear.

The pro-life movement must move beyond Donald Trump — and we just got our game plan 

By Charles C. Camosy — July 29, 2022
(RNS) — It is time for pro-lifers to abandon the nose-holding, smash the MAGA idol and find a different way.

A real Joseph Smith photo — or not? Why do Mormons care so much?

By Jana Riess — July 28, 2022
(RNS) — The polarized response to the photo reveals less about Joseph Smith than it does about us.

Norman Lear, Jewish thinker

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 28, 2022
(RNS) — Norman Lear understood Jewish values, perhaps even more than he recognized.

The simple Sikh teaching that can inspire us to resist hating those who hate us

By Simran Jeet Singh — July 27, 2022
(RNS) — Guru Nanak teaches that when we practice seeing the good in one another, we enter into a positive loop.

After listening to Indigenous peoples, pope gives comprehensive apology

By Thomas Reese — July 26, 2022
(RNS) — The penitential pilgrimage of Pope Francis should be an example to all church leaders who need to apologize to victims of church leaders and other Christians.

Uh-oh, the Greek Orthodox archbishop of America is a liberal

By Mark Silk — July 26, 2022
(RNS) — His baptizing of a gay couple’s children is only the most recent case in point.

First stop, Yad Vashem. Why?

By Jeffrey Salkin — July 25, 2022
(RNS) — That is the first place in Israel that foreign dignitaries visit. We can do better.

The Webb telescope vs. young Earth creationism

By Mark Silk — July 21, 2022
(RNS) — The Webb telescope's images have elicited faith-based comments that Galileo might recognize.
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