(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.
(RNS) — Over the past year, American Jews have called for shutting down Immigration and Customs Enforcement camps, addressing white nationalism, protecting abortion rights and scores of other liberal agenda items.
(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) — Long a source of revenue for synagogues and a tool to manage the rush of holiday-time visitors, the ticket system is a victim of the times.
(The Conversation) — Judaism encompasses a wide range of beliefs, and the ethical core of its upcoming holidays transcends religious doctrines and embodies universal ethical truths.
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.
ELKINS PARK, Pa. (RNS) — Recalling in its design the place where Scriptures say the Ten Commandments were given to Moses, Beth Sholom Synagogue is lesser known than the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
(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.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — At the High Holy Days, a season for contemplating personal failings and achievements in the year past can be a time to take stock of financial practices and relationships too.
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How to prepare yourself -- spiritually and cinematically -- for the High Holy Days. Jeff goes all film critic on you.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Sent 10 days before the start of Rosh Hashanah, an invite to an already controversial call to celebrate the Jewish holidays may draw only the Trump administration's closest allies in the Jewish community.
(RNS) — This rabbi knows that there are many ways to access God. Some Jews do it through the prayers of the liturgy. But, others get in touch with the sacred, and themselves, through the written word – a literary ladder to God, if you will.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Jews are supposed to abstain from food and drink on the most holy day of the Jewish year. So why is this rabbi holding services in a bar?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told worshippers she believes being Jewish helped her empathize with other minority groups.
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