(RNS) Who would want to be called “ultra” anything? Some Jews known as the “ultra-Orthodox” have come up with a new name, but will it stick?
Articles tagged “Judaism”
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (RNS) All of the specimens at Torah Animal World died of natural causes, swears Rabbi Shaul Shimon Deutsch, and were not hunted in the wild: “Instead of turning them into a fur coat I use them for education.”
(RNS) Pope Francis is planning to visit Jordan, Israel and the West Bank in May. But the itinerary of the brief trip is sparking debate even before details of the papal pilgrimage have been finalized.
On YouTube channel SoulPancake, host Zach Anner visits Mendy Pellin, a Hasidic Jew and president of Jewbellish, and asks several enlightening questions like: How has being a father changed your relationship to your faith? Do all yarmulkes have yellow zippers? Why are people paying over 100 bucks for a lemon?
“Aaron Rosloff spent his past two birthdays jumping out of planes to raise money for a local food pantry. This year, the senior citizen’s synagogue is ponying up to ground him. “
WASHINGTON (RNS) From the Orthodox to the unreligious, U.S. Jews feel deeply connected to Israel even if they “struggle with Israel’s realities.” That’s a Jewish struggle, said one rabbi: It is “an act of love; it is not an act of disengagement.”
(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.”
JERUSALEM (RNS) Under a proposed plan, the Western Wall will include a space where men and women can pray, read the Torah and worship side by side.
(RNS) Jewish tradition commands us to see ourselves as though we were slaves in Egypt. As I sit at my Passover Seder this year, I will wonder about my dining room chairs, and my tablecloth, both of which seem too inexpensive for the labor that must have gone into producing them.