(RNS) While many older Americans gather to reminisce about parents and grandparents who spoke the Germanic-Hebrew language of Eastern and Central European Jews, a renewed interest in Yiddish is blooming among a younger generation of people who have no such memories.
Articles tagged “Israel”
WASHINGTON (RNS) A new Hebrew language public charter school in Washington raises the same questions facing other such schools around the country: How do you teach Hebrew without teaching Judaism?
(RNS) A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. has ruled unconstitutional a Congressional law allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to designate Israel as their birth country on their passports.
(RNS) This year’s event, which begins July 18, brings together more than 9,000 athletes from 77 countries to compete in 38 sporting events. The American contingent is the largest visiting delegation.
(RNS) Rabbi Sidney Schwarz says old-style American Jewish institutions better figure out how upstart Jewish organization are attracting young Jews, and leaders of new Jewish movements should take some advice from their elders.
JERUSALEM (RNS) With Passover just three weeks away, the timing of a massive infestation of locusts in Egypt is striking many Israelis as downright biblical.
(RNS) A group of prominent Episcopalians is criticizing their church’s stand on Israel, urging it to join 15 other denominations who call for an accounting of U.S. aid to Israel. By Solange De Santis.
WASHINGTON (RNS) This holiday season, whether we and our families gather around a menorah or a Christmas tree, we celebrate our freedom to believe. We rejoice in the values for which our forefathers fought and passed down for centuries. The Hanukkah and Christmas lights that illuminate our homes burn bright for all of humanity. By Michael Oren.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Five Jerusalem eateries have filed suit against the city’s local Chief Rabbinate, saying kosher certification rules are expensive, unwieldy and inconsistent. By Michele Chabin.
(RNS) Jewish and Christian leaders are trying to revive a decade-old roundtable on Israel that's now in danger of falling apart after 15 Christian clergy asked Congress to investigate U.S. aid to Israel. By Lauren Markoe.