Passover prep takes spring cleaning to a whole new level

Michele Chabin |

JERUSALEM (RNS) While Passover cleaning has been around since the Israelites fled from bondage in Egypt, some say the lengths to which many modern Jewish families go to avoid the smallest piece of leavened material has turned the “festival of freedom” into a season of domestic slavery. By Michele Chabin.

French Jews and Muslims grapple for answers to school shootings

Elizabeth Bryant |

PARIS (RNS) As schools across France marked a moment of silence for the victims of a shooting outside a Jewish school that left four people dead, many ordinary French — especially Jews and Muslims — are grappling for answers. By Elizabeth Bryant. 725.