(RNS) — It presents particular challenges to Orthodox Jews, especially on Shabbat, a time when many refrain from using any electronic devices.
(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.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — A funny thing happened on the way to Jerusalem this past Shabbat.
(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.
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.
CAPE TOWN (RNS) This week's global Shabbos Project features yoga events and picnics in San Diego, a 3,000-person street dinner in downtown Los Angeles, and major events in 560 cities around the world.
JERUSALEM – Haredi Jews, who hold more than a third of the city council seats and wield strong political clout in its coalition government, say being open on the Sabbath destroys the sanctity of the day of rest.
(RNS) A university found a way for an Orthodox Jewish student to speak at a Saturday commencement, despite the restrictions of Shabbat.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The outcry over the beach is just one of the many battles the ultra-Orthodox community has waged in recent years over the issue of Shabbat closures and the sanctity of Jerusalem.