“The new study of American Jews by the Pew research Center shows how complicated Jewish identity is right now.”
Articles tagged “Jewish”
WASHINGTON (RNS) What’s the most defining trait of what it means to be a Jew in America? Just 15 percent say it involves religious belief, according to a new study.
(RNS) In her simple, white linen dress, Stacey Robinson says she can heighten her experience of atonement and renewal. “I can stand now, ready, clean … to reach out to God as God reaches out to me.”
Rabbi David Wolpe, one of the most respected rabbis in the nation, has just apologized for publicly humiliating a 13-year-old boy.
(RNS) Because Kate Middleton’s mother’s maiden name is Goldsmith, some wrongly conclude that wee Prince George’s matrilineal line is Jewish, and so he must be too.
(RNS) Some tech-savvy parents are signing up their kids for a more modern brand of bar mitzvah lessons, rather than schlepping them to the synagogue for the traditional one-on-one lessons in person.
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) The growth in online expressions of anti-Semitism may help explain a decrease in incidents of vandalism, where “bigots are more likely to take to the Internet to express themselves anonymously, rather than acting out in a public setting.”