(RNS) — Photographer Ghila Krajzman has learned that sometimes the only way to get the shot she needs is to hand over her camera. In her more than a decade of shooting gender-segregated weddings, baby showers and bar and...
(RNS) — When the Cathedral Church of St. Mark in Salt Lake City hosted dialogues last year on the Episcopal Church’s Sacred Ground curriculum, wrestling with issues of race and white privilege in the United States, it didn’t entirely...
(RNS) — At many Seder tables this week, the main course, after the long Haggadah readings, will consist of a large slab of beef brisket. The dish is so beloved among Ashkenazi Jews that it got prime billing courtesy of...
NEW YORK (RNS) — Three weeks ago, the board of regents of the New York State Education Department released new regulations for nonpublic schools to make sure the education they offer, per state law, is at least “substantially equivalent”...
(RNS) — Probably no event is more indelibly marked in U.S. Jewish life this year than the Jan. 15th hostage-taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. Now two items from that fateful day will be displayed at the...
(RNS) — After an eight-month delay, noted antisemitism scholar Deborah Lipstadt was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, in a late-night voice vote Wednesday (March 30). The Senate vote was required because...
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Leaders of a range of faiths stood before the Supreme Court and declared their support for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the historic nominee for associate justice, to take a seat within its chambers. Those who stood before...
(RNS) — An ancient tablet discovered near the Palestinian city of Nablus may contain the earliest known mention of God’s name in proto-alphabetic Hebrew. Scott Stripling, director of the Archaeological Studies Institute at The Bible Seminary in Katy, Texas, announced...
(RNS) — American Jews say they were blindsided by the U.S. Senate’s lightning-fast passage of a bill to make daylight saving time year-round and intend to fight it. The Sunshine Protection Act, which passed the Senate on March 15, will...

Can clergy avoid burnout?

(RNS) — This weekend, I finally got around to reading the Book of Esther. “Aren’t you a little bit late on that? Wasn’t Purim on Wednesday evening and Thursday? Yes, it was. And yes, we read Megillat Esther (the scroll of...