OLATHE, Kan. – A judge on Tuesday issued the death penalty for the white supremacist convicted of shooting to death three people at two Jewish centers in Kansas last year.
(RNS) But Democrats say the Iran nuclear deal is no litmus test on support for Israel, and that they will continue to reap the lion’s share of Jewish votes.
Frazier Glenn Cross admitted during the trial that he committed the April 13, 2014, killings and said he had wanted to kill as many Jews as he could. None of those killed were Jewish.
(RNS) Americans as a whole are growing less religious, but those who still consider themselves to belong to a religion are, on average, just as committed to their faiths as they were in the past.
(RNS) The Rabbinical Council of America officially prohibited the ordination of women in what it described as a direct vote of its membership.
(RNS) Why should the anniversary of Rabin’s death merit a fast day? Don’t Jews fast when they need to atone for sin? Well, come to think of it, yes.
(RNS) Painterly engagement with the central texts of Judaism almost doesn’t exist. Except for Archie Rand.
(RNS) The former chief rabbi of Great Britain says religious violence is the world’s greatest threat to freedom. But religion, he writes, can respond to the zealots.
JAFFA, Israel — Amid ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis, a school in this city seems more determined than ever to teach Arab and Jewish children about coexistence.