DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — Sharing a sanctuary, a church and a synagogue wrote a narrative that refused to let our current divisions have the final word.
(RNS) — Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal, 52, who has served his entire career at Shaare Torah, in Gaithersburg, Md., will lead the 1,700-member international organization of Conservative rabbis.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — For many Jews, the holiday of Purim has become too commercialized, and alcohol, according to one rabbi, 'has become the star of the holiday.'
Anti-semitism, anti-Israel agitation, women in leadership, intermarriage.... I look into my crystal ball.
(RNS) — If rabbis are angry with Trump, blame the Bible.
The biggest news from Israel is not the Wall and conversion. It is about how secularists are claiming Judaism for themselves, and for all of us.
(RNS) A self-described private person, Sally Priesand didn't want to be a pioneer. She just wanted to be a rabbi.
(RNS) A leader in the Conservative Jewish movement asks forgiveness from his Dallas congregation.
Many Jews are going to be including rice and beans in their Passover diets. The real question is: What does Passover mean to many American Jews?
(RNS) The issue is fraught within Judaism, as more than half of all American Jews marry outside their religion, and the community worries that its small numbers -- about 2 percent of the U.S. population -- may further dwindle.
(RNS) It's another "first" for the little-known but influential movement known as Reconstructionist Judaism.
(RNS) Reform Jews already allow their rabbis to preside at weddings between Jews and non-Jews. Is the Conservative movement next?
TEL AVIV, Israel (RNS) As Israelis pause to celebrate the Jewish New Year, they can also celebrate a surge in the number of non-Jews participating in conversion courses run by Israel’s Reform and Conservative movements.
(RNS) The Israeli government began funding the salaries of five non-Orthodox rabbis serving in rural areas, but activists emphasized that the fight for official recognition of non-Orthodox branches of Judaism is far from over.
(RNS) As Conservative Judaism approaches its 100th birthday, it confronts a set of statistics that bode poorly for its future as the anchor in the center of American Jewish life.
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