(RNS) — People of different faiths are rediscovering the practice of Sabbath, and some point to science suggesting such a day of rest — including time away from social media and digital devices — benefits longevity and mental health.
(RNS) — Tiffany Shlain talked to Religion News Service about how she and her family began observing a Tech Shabbat, how it’s changed them and why others might consider the practice.
(RNS) — From NASA's Apollo missions to SpaceIL's recent moonshot, Christmas to Ramadan, humans have found ways to practice their beliefs while touching the heavens.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — An Israeli band made up mostly of young adults with disabilities will perform during the 2019 Eurovision telecast. But a dispute over performing on the Sabbath kept the Shalva Band from representing Israel in the Eurovision contest.
(RNS) — Yes, this march is so important that I — a rabbi — am going to blatantly disrupt God’s holy Sabbath. But if the ancient rabbinic sages are to be believed, that’s precisely what God wants me to do.
(RNS) God doesn’t first create laws, and then create humans to obey them. God creates humans, and then creates laws to help them live fulfilled lives.
JERUSALEM (RNS) When it comes to Jewish observance, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump may be in a class of by themselves.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Orthodox Jews like the new president’s daughter and her husband are not allowed to drive or ride in a vehicle on the Sabbath, which begins just as the post-inaugural balls in Washington for Trump will be starting.
NASHVILLE — Hacksaw Ridge tells the extraordinary true story of the late Desmond Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist who refused to carry a weapon due to religious beliefs while serving as a combat medic.
Derek Black was a racist and a bigot. And then, he started attending Shabbat dinners.
What Donald Trump doesn’t know about Seventh-day Adventism could perhaps fill a book or two. But the 1 million Adventists in the U.S. would be happy to tell him -- or anyone else -- the full story.
(RNS) One wonders whether Carson’s rhetoric about Muslims would at all be tempered if he recalled the example of beleaguered Seventh-day Adventists staring down forced Sabbath-keeping.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Many Jews acknowledged they leave home while their Sabbath candles are burning and their hot plates are on.
(RNS) Jacob Slinger, a 19-year-old who lives in Greater Manchester, won an appeal against the Department of Works and Pensions after he’d been denied a jobseeker’s allowance of 56.80 pounds ($86.67) a week because he refused to work on Saturdays.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Roman Catholic Church, trade unions and small business associations have joined forces in a bid to save Sundays. By Alessandro Speciale.