(RNS) Jewish New Year’s resolutions aren’t grounded in Jewish law. But some Jews like to make them anyway.
(RNS) Katharine Jefferts Schori’s time as presiding bishop has been lauded by theological liberals and bemoaned by conservatives.
(RNS) More than 1,000 shofar blowers set a world record in Whippany, N.J., blasting the instruments in unison for five straight minutes on Sunday (Sept. 21). The sound of the shofar at the start of the Jewish New Year is intended to pierce Jewish hearts and inspire awe and forgiveness.
At more than 60 years old, pastor James Merritt says he regrets spanking his children even though he won’t say the Bible categorically condemns it.
They’re losing market share in the culture, watching the unreligious rival their numbers and worried about religious freedom, new surveys find.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made reconciliation with traditionalist Catholics a top priority, but was roundly criticized when one of the rehabilitated bishops turned out to be a vocal Holocaust denier.
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To judge from the exhibitors at last weekend’s conference.
Anti-Semitism then: General Grant’s expulsion of Jews during the Civil War.
Anti-Semitism now: A write-in candidate running on a “With Jews You Lose” platform.