VIENNA, Va. (RNS) — After losing his mother in the Tree of Life shooting, Howard leaned into his faith. His wife, Marnie, into activism.
VARANASI, India (RNS) — Religious fervor, supported and aided by India’s right-wing Modi government, is on the rise among some blocs of millennials in India.
How shiva has jumped the shark, and other observations after my father's death.
(RNS) "I have lived thirty years in these thirty days," wrote Sheryl Sandberg after the end of the monthlong period of Jewish mourning. "I am thirty years sadder. I feel like I am thirty years wiser."
(RNS) As beautiful and meaningful as it might be, almost no one sits shiva for seven days anymore. Perhaps it's time for modern Jews to simply own up to the changed nature of modern life, and officially adopt three-day shiva as standard practice.
(RNS) The aim of the website is to avoid duplication and consolidate the many facets of Jewish mourning.