(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.
LVIV, Ukraine (RNS) New monuments to Ukrainian Jews killed by the Nazis give family members a place to visit and pay their respects, seven decades later.
(RNS) Most of the immediate reaction to the nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran came from Jewish groups, with its largest religious stream — the Reform movement — taking an open-minded approach.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Israeli rights activists say the decision by Israel’s cabinet Sunday to nix the establishment of local conversion courts is a blow to religious freedom.
(RNS) For the past decade, Michel Serfaty has toured France in a beat-up minibus plastered with slogans such as “Solidarity between Jews and Muslims” and “We’re more alike than you think.”