JERUSALEM (RNS) The prime minister’s decision aims to defuse the wave of Palestinian violence that has struck Israel and the West Bank during the past few weeks.
TOKYO — Chiune Sugihara defied government orders and issued travel visas allowing thousands of Jewish refugees to escape Nazi persecution in 1940.
(RNS) Not every Jew wants to be an active Jew. But neither do they want to be something else, in order to lubricate their entrance into an upper-class world.
(RNS) “Death with dignity” or “legalized suicide”? Gov. Jerry Brown could sign a bill making his the most populous state to allow physician-assisted dying — or veto it.
(RNS) The Bible and “Fifty Shades of Grey” share more than a few raunchy sex scenes. For Banned Books Week and International Blasphemy Rights Day (Sept. 30), these eight titles are still too hot to handle.
(RNS) It’s another “first” for the little-known but influential movement known as Reconstructionist Judaism.
(RNS) Sukkot, also known as the Festival of Booths, began this year at sundown Sunday (Sept. 27). What is this holiday that makes Jews eat their meals al fresco? Let us ‘Splain …
(RNS) Catholics aren’t the only ones who admire and respect Pope Francis — so do Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and others. “This pope is our pope,” one imam said.
Muslim in the White House? Thomas Jefferson got tagged with allegations he was a Muslim or maybe a Jew or an atheist.