(RNS) — I can’t bring back the 12 American Jews killed by anti-Semitic violence this year, but I can live my life with the urgency our tradition asks of us and encourage others as well to build the world, kindness first.
(RNS) — The AJC survey found that 31% of Jews avoided wearing symbols or objects identifying them as Jews. Another 25% said they sometimes or frequently avoided certain places, events or situations out of concern for their safety.
(RNS) — Two of the three congregations that met inside the Tree of Life synagogue said they were saddened by the news that federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a gunman who killed 11 Jews at their place of worship last year.
(RNS) — To Rabbi Jonathan Perlman, a lengthy trial in which the prosecution would highlight Robert Bowers’ documented stream of anti-Jewish invective might be too much for his congregation to bear.
(RNS) — Joyce Fienberg wanted to make people feel loved and cared for. Her daughter-in-law is using that example to invite non-Jews to the seder table.
TEL AVIV (RNS) — Dozens gathered outside the New Zealand embassy in Tel Aviv Sunday night for a somber candlelight vigil to commemorate the victims of Friday's (March 15) mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
PITTSBURGH (RNS) — I plan to avenge the attack on my husband's synagogue and our community by celebrating our lives as Jews.
(RNS) — The leaders of two congregations that have suffered violence incited by hate, we recognize the president's 'emergency' isn’t about an invasion, but the language of governmental overreach.
PITTSBURGH (RNS) — In response to hate, we connected with other victims of hate to increase good in the world and honor those slain in the Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, 2018.
(RNS) — The brutality of anti-Semitism in several forms dominated the top 10 news stories related to Jews and Judaism this year.
(RNS) — As they celebrate an ancient military victory, in which a band of Jewish rebels rose up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors, many U.S. Jews are still reeling from a new wave of anti-Semitic episodes.
(RNS) — Amid the hashtags and photos posted on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and other social media when engaging in charitable acts today, we need a spiritual strategy to avoid seeking attention for ourselves.
PITTSBURGH (RNS) — "I never thought I’d say this, but ‘thoughts and prayers’ feel great," said David Chudnow of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH (RNS) — Muslims, like many Jews, understand that a person like Robert Bowers could strike at their community too.
PITTSBURGH (RNS) — Sylvan and Bernice Simon were killed in what has been described as the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in U.S. history.
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