(RNS) More than 100 Jews will spend four nights and five days in the California desert this year to celebrate Passover, an experience, they hope, that will allow them to more viscerally understand the liberation of the Israelites who left bondage in Egypt and wandered in the desert 3,500 years ago.
Articles tagged “Jewish”
(RNS) Muslims and Jews are together feeding the hungry this Thanksgiving season in an effort to improve Muslim-Jewish relations and answer both faiths' call to nourish the needy. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) In the 50 years since the Second Vatican Council, much has been accomplished in building a new relationship between Catholics and Jews. What Pope John XXIII began in 1962 represented the beginning of the end of anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism within the Catholic Church. By A. James Rudin.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Jews from Manhattan to Mozambique held prayer vigils on Monday (Oct. 22) to protest the arrest and incarceration of an Israeli feminist as she was leading 250 American Jewish women in prayer at the Western Wall. By Michele Chabin.
TORONTO (RNS) The Canadian government is canceling the contracts of all non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons as a cost-cutting measure, saying non-Christians inmates will be expected to turn to Christian prison chaplains for religious counsel. By Ron Csillag.
(RNS) Jewish civil rights groups are concerned that a false report blaming Jews for the anti-Islam film roiling the Muslim world won't die. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) For all the efforts by the Romney campaign to court Jewish voters, Obama's campaign is expressing growing confidence that they have been able to keep them in the Democratic fold. By Aamer Madhani.
(RNS) The blowing of the shofar, the ram's horn that rouses the soul on the Jewish New Year, has traditionally been assigned to an august member of a synagogue. But the art of shofar blowing is now for anyone who can manage to get a sound out of the instrument. By Lauren Markoe.
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Three days before the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that flooded their synagogue and two days before Hurricane Isaac hit landfall in Louisiana, the wandering Jews of Congregation Beth Israel are finally home. By Bruce Nolan.
(RNS) Tampa is not known to be a particularly religious city. But those in town for the Republican National Convention won't have to look too hard to find a spiritual experience. By Lauren Markoe.