(RNS) While some proclaim a deal to provide women an alternative prayer space near the Western Wall as a step toward religious and gender diversity in Israel, an American Jewish feminist says it’s an act of betrayal.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Many Jews contested the status quo, in which prayer at the Wall followed only the strictest interpretation of Jewish law.
JERUSALEM — An Israeli official said the new plaza will take at least a year to complete. Unlike the Western Wall, it will not have a state-employed rabbi, but will be run by a committee.
WASHINGTON — On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the president honors 4 people who helped save Jews during World War II.
(RNS) Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein builds a biblical bond between African-American churches and modern-day Israel.
(RNS) In Chicago, pro-Palestinian protesters say Israeli and American gay Jews should be ashamed to support Israel.
(RNS) Eugene B. Borowitz was a prolific author and an extraordinary theologian who for nearly 60 years influenced both Jews and Christians.
BNEI BRAK, Israel (RNS) More than half of ultra-Orthodox families live below the poverty line. A new program helps train men who spent their days studying Torah enter the workforce.
At a writing workshop, faith leaders explore social media, blogging and opinion writing in effort to reach the “nones” — the religiously unaffiliated.