BERKELEY, Calif. (RNS) A 6-foot-tall African-American, Russell performs Yiddish songs from New York to Florida, from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, to full houses and wide acclaim.
(RNS) Jewish conversion seems to be all over the media lately. But what does it actually entail? Let us ‘Splain …
LONDON (Reuters) Across Europe, Jews have warned of a growing undercurrent of anti-Semitism, fueled by anger at Israeli policy in the Middle East and social tensions over immigration.
(RNS) “When we ask people about what America thinks, what America is like, their answers are influenced by what is flashing in their minds. The news. The people they know. What they’ve seen themselves or what their friends experienced.”
(RNS) As difficult as it may be for anyone to disrobe at mikvah, the transgender person may struggle with a far more intense anxiety.
(RNS) Director Asif Kapadia’s new film captures the British sensation’s short, explosive career before she died of alcohol poisoning four years ago Thursday. But what about her Jewish religious heritage?
(RNS) Their projects range from a zero-waste synagogue in Boulder, Colo., to global development work after natural disasters.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee have each donated funds to the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes after an arson attack.