(RNS) — One of the spiritual teacher's great gifts was his great willingness to share his imperfections with the world and his ability to laugh about them.
(RNS) — It may be that 2,000 years later, Jews, a miraculously inextinguishable and inexhaustible people, still joyously light their menorahs and spin their dreidels as the sun sets.
PARIS (RNS) — The story of Akiva Weingarten, an ultra-Orthodox New Yorker who was ordained in Israel and started over as a Reform rabbi in Germany, sounds like a made-for-TV movie saga.
(RNS) — The president's executive order, which provides protection for Jews long since offered by previous administrations, amounts to little more than politics for the Hanukkah season.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some sects of the Hebrew Israelites, a black supremacist group, are known for fierce condemnations of white and Jewish people.
(RNS) — The statement follows a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center that revealed emails Miller sent to the conservative website Breitbart before he worked at the White House.
(RNS) — For the past three decades, the most heinous anti-Jewish excesses of the world's most famous Passion play have been slowly eliminated, but more work needs to be done.
(RNS) — Evangelicals are cheering Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that the U.S. no longer considers Israeli development of the West Bank illegal, but some Jewish values take precedence over land.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday (Nov. 18) that it no longer considered Israeli settlement illegal, instead calling them 'ill-advised,' a term borrowed from Ronald Reagan. Pro-Israel evangelical leaders praised the move, but other faith groups criticized it.
(RNS) — A visitors to the cemetery recognizes the enormous price in military dead America has paid, and continues to pay, for our freedom.
(RNS) — These three women — a Quaker, a Jew and a Roman Catholic — were polarizing figures who were often propelled by their faith into history.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — More than a dozen people gathered Sunday (Oct. 13) in Boyle Heights — a working-class Latino neighborhood on the east side of Los Angeles that was once a thriving Jewish enclave — to observe the biblical holiday of Sukkot. It has been more than 30 years since this tradition was celebrated in this community.
(AP) — The shooting that left two dead and several injured as Jews observed Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for their faith, has shined a spotlight on the worldwide rise of anti-Semitic incidents.
(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) — Modern technology has brought the idea that a higher power is always watching — and has a recording device handy — to life.