Fewer people living with faith. More people dying for faith. A sacred paradox.
Seder sans substance seems sad. Say something significant.
(RNS) — 'If you are looking for a spark, sift through the ashes.' That is the meaning of faith in our world. Especially now.
What happened in Pittsburgh was anti-Semitic. What happened in Michigan was anti-Judaism.
What I learned from reading the Sunday New York Times "Styles" section. It's not pretty.
Jews have a problem with joy. Deal with it.
(RNS) — There were parts of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' that troubled me. But they're not worth losing sleep over.
An evangelical cartoonist has died. His work was hardly the best that Christianity has to offer.
If political candidates believe in God, let them prove it -- through their actions.
(RNS) Jews and Muslims in Germany are relieved that a tumultuous political controversy over circumcision in Germany has ended with passage of a law that allows the practice for religious reasons. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Ayelet Waldman isn't shy about sharing her true feelings about the upcoming Jewish festival of lights. "I loathe Hanukkah,'' she says. She's not alone: Some Jews, tired of the "December Dilemma'' and competing with Christmas, would prefer to avoid all the fuss. By Beth Kissileff.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Five Jerusalem eateries have filed suit against the city’s local Chief Rabbinate, saying kosher certification rules are expensive, unwieldy and inconsistent. By Michele Chabin.
SIMSBURY, Conn. (RNS) At age 75, Betty Holden in on a crusade to repair broken rosaries. She's been at it for almost 20 years, spending several hours a day behind a pair of needle-nose pliers. By Ann Marie Somma.
(RNS) New research shows that Catholics report the lowest proportion of strongly affiliated followers among major American religious traditions. Evangelicals, on the other hand, are increasingly devout and committed to their faith. By David Gibson.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Latin is not a dead language, at least if Pope Benedict gets its way. He created a new Vatican academy to promote the study and knowledge of Latin in the church and in society. By Alessandro Speciale