(RNS) — In one of the most significant developments in religious history, slaves cast aside passivity and servitude using a biblical story that is central to Jewish worship. It's time for America to complete that story with atonement in the public square.
(RNS) — Corny as it seems, I improvise a blessing when I put my completed tax forms in the mail. (Commentary)
(RNS) — Mystical tradition has a take on the story of Adam and Eve that teaches us something essential about our own pursuit of intimacy.
(RNS) — 'For many years, I’ve been using biblical and other Jewish sources to pick the winner, and I’m almost always right,' writes Rabbi Joshua Hammerman.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Library of Congress got an Italian-Jewish gift.
(RNS) The three Abrahamic religions -- Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- weigh in on the spiritual and moral consequences of telling a whopper.
JERUSALEM (RNS) A nonprofit organization devoted to Jewish learning announced it has uploaded 22 tractates of the English-language edition of the Babylonian Talmud and will post the remainder as they are translated and annotated.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (RNS) All of the specimens at Torah Animal World died of natural causes, swears Rabbi Shaul Shimon Deutsch, and were not hunted in the wild: “Instead of turning them into a fur coat I use them for education.”
(RNS) A group of Orthodox rabbis has designed a popular course to inject more morality into economics -- from the household budget to the stock market. By Lauren Markoe.
Billed as the largest celebration of shared Jewish learning in history, some 90,000 Orthodox Jews crowded into a New Jersey stadium to read portions of the Talmud’s 2,711th — and final — page. By Mark Mueller and Jason Grant.
(RNS) As 150,000 Orthodox Jews in North America celebrate the completion of a seven-year Talmud study program August 1, it’s easier than ever to study scripture, with the advent of websites, podcasts and smartphone apps. By Chris Lisee.
(RNS) Too many times, Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb has seen the high cost of Purim's darker side, the "ugly and despicable behavior" of young yeshiva students who drink to excess on a day that is equal parts Halloween and Fat Tuesday. By Meredith A. Bennett-Smith.