(RNS) In “Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler,” airing on PBS beginning Tuesday (Dec. 16), American pilgrims travel to some of the most sacred sites in the world: Jerusalem, Mecca, the Ganges River, the Shikoku Trail, Osun-Osogbo and Lourdes.
(RNS) The Senate confirms the first non-Christian as ambassador-at-large for religious freedom. Meet Rabbi David Saperstein.
(RNS) Popular pilgrimage features protagonists who go on long, transformational journeys of both feet and faith. It is that transformational nature that separates pilgrimage from travel — pilgrimage is a vocation, not a vacation.
(RNS) Jews are so good at writing and singing Christmas songs. But we found at least one man who can make that dreidel song swing.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Until now, the burial societies in Israel have ignored 2013 directives from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the attorney general banning gender segregation in cemeteries.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The synagogue that Rabbi Barry Freundel led for nearly 25 years has fired him over charges of voyeurism.
(RNS) More than 4,000 Chabad rabbis representing 80 countries gathered on Sunday in Brooklyn for what was described as New York City’s largest sit-down dinner.