(RNS) A dozen police officers stood by but did not intervene as the ultra-Orthodox men tried to drown out the Reform and Conservative service.
JERUSALEM (RNS) “There is a deep concern, bordering on disbelief, that this deal may not be implemented,” said Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The Israeli court ruling is a crushing defeat for the Orthodox Rabbinate, which until now has enjoyed sole authority over Jewish institutions in Israel.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The Temple Institute is looking for a few good priests to perform animal sacrifices as in the days of yore.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The Mosaic Center in Jericho tries to bridge cultural gaps between Christians and Muslims.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The company’s goal is to make the wearable Bible affordable and accessible, if not exactly practical.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Renee Rabinowitz, a retired lawyer who escaped the Nazis in her youth, said women should not be put in this position.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The fabrics provide “new and important information” about the Edomites, the descendants of Esau who often fought against the ancient Israelites.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Until now, the Orthodox officials who administer all government-funded mikvahs have barred non-Orthodox converts.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Many Jews contested the status quo, in which prayer at the Wall followed only the strictest interpretation of Jewish law.
BNEI BRAK, Israel (RNS) More than half of ultra-Orthodox families live below the poverty line. A new program helps train men who spent their days studying Torah enter the workforce.
ESH KODESH, West Bank (RNS) Are the Jewish youths accused of murdering three Palestinians simply high school dropouts rebelling against authority? Or is the Modern Orthodox settler movement turning to violence?
JERUSALEM (RNS) A ministry committee recommended that the book not be taught in high schools at a time of heightened Palestinian attacks against Israeli Jews and reprisals by Israeli troops.
TEL AVIV, Israel (RNS) As the population of Christian foreign workers and asylum seekers has grown in Israel, so, too, has the demand for Christmas-related merchandise.
JERUSALEM (RNS) "Preventing the participation of women in state ceremonies, such as the ceremony in our case, just because they are women, is unacceptable discrimination,” Israel's deputy attorney general said.