(RNS) The issue is fraught within Judaism, as more than half of all American Jews marry outside their religion, and the community worries that its small numbers — about 2 percent of the U.S. population — may further dwindle.
MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. (RNS) Geraldine Brooks told the PBS television program “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly” that she returns to religious themes because she is drawn to the human quest for meaning.
Jerusalem (Reuters) The recent unrest that has engulfed Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, the most serious in years, has claimed the lives of 32 Palestinians and seven Israelis.
BOSTON (Reuters) The trip would mark U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s most direct efforts to broker peace between the two sides since talks led by the United States failed last year.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Kesher’s congregation has grieved for a year — not for jailed Rabbi Barry Freundel, but for a trust shockingly broken.
JERUSALEM (RNS) While no one tracks the number of religious vs. secular Jews who have been injured or killed in attacks, religious Jews are thought to be repeat victims.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) Recent violence has been stirred in part by Muslim anger over increasing Jewish visits to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The prime minister’s decision aims to defuse the wave of Palestinian violence that has struck Israel and the West Bank during the past few weeks.
TOKYO — Chiune Sugihara defied government orders and issued travel visas allowing thousands of Jewish refugees to escape Nazi persecution in 1940.