WASHINGTON (RNS) As the national deadline for health insurance enrollment looms and with President Obama’s encouragement, organizations across a range of faiths are working to sign up uninsured Americans by the end of March.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The Chief Rabbinate, which has sole authority to determine who is and isn’t Jewish in Israel, is refusing to allow an actress to convert to Judaism unless she gives up her acting career.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (RNS) On the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Hungary, many Jews are wondering whether the passage of time has done much to quell this nation’s troubling history of anti-Semitism.
PASADENA, Calif. (RNS) Beginning March 25 on PBS, this five-part series will examine the history and cultural contributions of the Jewish people.
NEW YORK (RNS) The biblical narrative of the flood is a touchstone in many religious circles, a story that’s told and retold within Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
(RNS) These bakers needed a break in life, and local Jews needed kosher cookies. At one suburban bakery, the two find a recipe for success.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The yeshiva student exemptions have created a deep rift in Israel, where nearly all men and women are drafted for up to three years of military service.
(RNS) Jewish-only plots in some French cemeteries — along with their leases — are rapidly running out.
TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) Two brothers have admitted to playing roles in a bizarre plot to kidnap, beat and torture a recalcitrant Orthodox Jewish husband to convince him to give his wife a religious divorce, authorities said.