(RNS) — Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia, an eloquent pastor, was correct when he said in his first speech on the Senate floor last spring, “Democracy is the political enactment of a spiritual idea.” That spiritual idea of a more...
(RNS) — Every year I take a close look at sacred texts, primarily Jewish ones (I am a rabbi, after all) to divine the Super Bowl winner. My record is impeccable, but past results are no guarantee of future...
(RNS) — Last summer, Princeton University agreed to organize an exhibit of works by American Jewish artists in the second half of the 19th century. The exhibit would feature 50 pieces including a life-size marble sculpture called “Faith” by the...
(RNS) — Last month, a school district in Tennessee voted to remove from its reading lists the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel “Maus” by Art Spiegelman, which imaginatively retells the story of the author’s Jewish parents, particularly the father’s experiences...
(RNS) — Israelis and their supporters abhor it when the term apartheid is applied to the country, as Amnesty International did in a recent report on Israel’s oppression of Palestinians. The problem, however, is not the term itself, but...
(RNS) — The day in early 2001 when Danny Awad picked up his fiancee from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport to take her home to meet his family in Bethlehem, he got a call from his father. Take your time, his...
Model and student Lior Cole in 2021. Photo courtesy of Patrick Phillips and IMG models (RNS) — It has been said that the challenge for American Jews is not in getting them interested in science but in Judaism. But there’s...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres decried the resurgence of antisemitism in comments Tuesday night at a service commemorating victims of the Nazi Holocaust, and he urged people around the world to “stand firm against hate and bigotry...
(RNS) — The Texas rabbi who survived a hostage-taking at his synagogue last Saturday gave the closing remarks at an online White House briefing Friday (Jan. 21), with an impassioned plea for civility and toning down heated rhetoric. “I am...
(RNS) — A prominent Jewish organization has expressed “disappointment” over remarks by the chief executive of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that urged American Jews to help end Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory and described Israeli policies toward Palestinians as...