(RNS) For a “successful” holiday, there are still many things American Jews don’t know about Hanukkah.
Articles tagged “Israel”
(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.
ABU SNAN, Israel (RNS) Amid recent violence, a small, secretive religious sect finds itself on the front lines and questioning its future in Israel.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Because Jewish law requires witnesses to conversions to be above reproach, some have questioned whether the conversions that accused Rabbi Barry Freundel oversaw were illegitimate.
(RNS) “This is completely new dialogue, where we look at Old Testament text and rabbinic texts, and Christians are willing to look at Judaism and the Jewish text through Jewish eyes with Jewish lecturers,” says Yoram Hazony of the Herzl Institute.
(RNS) A new study finds that more religious Jewish teens are less suicidal than secular Jewish teens, bolstering previous research that suggests faith offers a degree of protection.
(RNS) The Rev. Bruce Shipman, an Episcopal chaplain at Yale, resigned last week after he wrote a controversial New York Times letter.
(RNS) The Texas senator is heckled off the stage at a conference to protect Middle Eastern Christians after he calls Israel an ally.
I’m so troubled by all that is happening in our world. The forest fires this summer, the airplanes being lost or shot down, the fighting in Gaza. Where has God gone?