(RNS) Bess Myerson has been described as a modern-day Queen Esther, the Jewish woman who used her talents and beauty to advocate for her people.
(RNS) Many of the nation’s smaller religious groups are more proportionally represented in the 114th Congress that is to be sworn in on Tuesday.
(RNS) When you strip away the costumes, mythology, and mascara-wearing Egyptians monarchs, what do you really have? “Exodus” is a film about the birth of freedom. A people demands its rights. A leader screams out for redemption. Sound familiar?
(RNS) Ultra-Orthodox men who refuse to sit next to women on airplanes are disruptive, inexcusably rude, and damaging to Judaism itself.
(RNS) “Anti-Semitism is not just a Jewish problem, and it certainly is not going to get solved without awakening the non-Jewish world to deal with it,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper.
(RNS) A broad coalition of American Jews is mobilizing to lobby against the Orthodox religious establishment in Israel.
JERUSALEM (RNS) For decades, the site’s sole menorah has been lit on the men’s side of the wall, a fact that has angered Israeli and American women’s rights activists.
(RNS) For a “successful” holiday, there are still many things American Jews don’t know about Hanukkah.