(RNS) — “When someone looks different, that is not the time to ask a bunch of personal questions. It’s a time to say, ‘Welcome. Thank you so much for coming,’” says Rabbi Sandra Lawson of Elon University.
(RNS) — The staff reductions by the Union for Reform Judaism, and the movement's overall financial situation, some experts say, are indicative of a broader pattern in American Judaism.
The day after. A fantasy, and a prayer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Orthodox Jewish communities have faced unique challenges in constraining practices built around social engagement, including multiple daily group prayers.
(RNS) — The government's claim stemmed from a performace by a Palestinian hip-hop artist on campus earlier this year.
(The Conversation) — The U.S. military has continually, and often slowly, adapted its relationship with American religion, cognizant of the pragmatic need to support religious diversity but fearful of too much splintering.
(The Conversation) — With anti-Semitism today bombarding American Jews from the right and the left, the moment appears new, but its language is not. It's a very old theme.
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.
BOSTON (RNS) — At a time of year when people who rarely attend show up, or when people show up for the first time, balancing friendliness and safety becomes especially tricky.
(RNS) — The speechwriter-turned-Jewish-spokesperson talks about her unconventional views of God, how Judaism has taught her to be a better person and what she does to prepare for the High Holy Days.
(RNS) — As parents and grandparents, as teachers and rabbis and as Jews, we understand that these children and their families will be traumatized for generations to come.
(The Conversation) — The president’s recent tweets have capitalized on a tension embedded within two paradigms of the place of Israel in American Jewish life.
(RNS) — Organizers say roughly 400 people gathered for the protest and at least 30 participants formed a human barricade blocking the entrance to the Wyatt Detention Facility.
(RNS) — When Jewish men and women returned to civilian life in 1945, they no longer perceived themselves as members of a vulnerable minority group, but rather as part of a proud, self-confident community.