NEW YORK (RNS) Facing unexpected triple bypass surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, I thought I might die as I was lying on a gurney headed into the operating room. But it was not the first time I had an unexpected brush with mortality.
(RNS) Rabbi Sidney Schwarz says old-style American Jewish institutions better figure out how upstart Jewish organization are attracting young Jews, and leaders of new Jewish movements should take some advice from their elders.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Under a proposed plan, the Western Wall will include a space where men and women can pray, read the Torah and worship side by side.
(RNS) A national conference on religious freedom reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the coalition that fears an erosion of religious liberty in the U.S.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (RNS) With the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, the “Nuns on the Bus” on Wednesday kicked off a cross-country tour for immigration reform aimed at giving a faith-based push to legislation that is hanging in the balance in Congress.
ROME (RNS) The scroll had been stored for centuries in the archives of the University of Bologna, but had been mislabeled in 1889 as dating from the 17th century.
The Lubavitcher movement released a “Unite the Beards” video, inviting hipsters and Hasidim alike to come together in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Ultra Orthodox Hasidic Jews observe the strict rules of the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, and its 613 commandments. But, for some, the lack of choices is too rigid, so they choose to leave, even though doing so can be very painful.
TORONTO (RNS) A new national study shows that while Canada is still overwhelmingly Christian, Canadians are turning their backs on organized religion in ever greater numbers.
(RNS) Citing a line from Leviticus 25, “for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and settlers with me,” Chicago’s Robert Nevel spearheaded a congregational garden to benefit a local soup kitchen, saying, “We need to be stewards of the land.”