(RNS) — The 69-year-old retired carpenter from Aurora, Illinois, crisscrossed the country to erect his wooden memorials near the sites of massacres, big and small.
(RNS) — The most important events and trends of the year in Judaism, from the horror of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting to the hope of a burgeoning birth rate in Israel.
(RNS) — Bipartisan support of common-sense legislation such as the Khalid Jabara-Heather Heyer NO HATE Act will equip law enforcement to identify and track hate incidents more effectively.
VIENNA, Va. (RNS) — After losing his mother in the Tree of Life shooting, Howard leaned into his faith. His wife, Marnie, into activism.
PITTSBURGH (AP) —Tree of Life leaders now envision a rebuilt space that includes places for worship; memorial, education and social events; classrooms and exhibitions. The mission is to fight anti-Semitism.
(RNS) — A new poem to be recited during services Wednesday (Oct. 9) is just one example of the tangible ways the horrific events of Oct. 27, 2018, are reshaping the American Jewish community.
(RNS) — Over the past year, American Jews have called for shutting down Immigration and Customs Enforcement camps, addressing white nationalism, protecting abortion rights and scores of other liberal agenda items.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback said the Trump administration wants to ramp up attention to killings and persecution based on religious beliefs and reverse trends that show they are often on the increase in countries across the world.
(RNS) — Many of the things that those killed did helped others find their own Jewish voices. And that, in some ways, is what Shavuot is about.
(The Conversation) — Many local police departments will conduct a security assessment for specific congregations or offer a workshop for multiple congregations.
Fewer people living with faith. More people dying for faith. A sacred paradox.
Seder sans substance seems sad. Say something significant.
(RNS) — 'Our communities must go to their houses of worship every week knowing that they are a target, and the FBI won't even give us the time to hear our concerns,' said Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates.