JERUSALEM (RNS) An Israeli women’s rights organization says the administrator of the Western Wall lacks the legal authority to withhold Torah scrolls from any Jewish worshipper.
BETHLEHEM (RNS) The Palestinian Authority has asked the municipality of Bethlehem not to set off holiday fireworks this year and to limit the festive lights and decorations to two main streets.
(RNS) Nearly 60 percent of Jewish media outlets receive at least some funding from their local Jewish federations, which support Jewish institutions in North America and Israel.
JERUSALEM — For many Palestinians “the last source of hope is religion," said a Palestinian journalist. "And when that was tampered with by Israeli right-wing ministers calling for the destruction of Al-Aqsa and the building of the Jewish temple in its place, the people's patience burst."
JERUSALEM (RNS) While no one tracks the number of religious vs. secular Jews who have been injured or killed in attacks, religious Jews are thought to be repeat victims.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The prime minister's decision aims to defuse the wave of Palestinian violence that has struck Israel and the West Bank during the past few weeks.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Putting aside bitterness and engaging in coexistence work, a group of Jews, Christians and Muslims gathered to better understand Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, which coincide this week.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Televised footage of Israeli riot police clashing with the stone-throwing mosque-goers standing behind iron barricades sparked outrage in the Muslim world.
JERUSALEM – Haredi Jews, who hold more than a third of the city council seats and wield strong political clout in its coalition government, say being open on the Sabbath destroys the sanctity of the day of rest.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Thousands of parents, students and teachers demonstrated opposite the prime minister's office to demand the same level of funding the government provides to two ultra-Orthodox Jewish school networks.
EFRAT, West Bank —Some 60,000 U.S.-born West Bank settlers says they believe Jews should have the right to live wherever they want in the Holy Land. "To them, this is a deeply American vision,” says one historian.
JERUSALEM (RNS) A group of modern Orthodox rabbis established a more welcoming conversion court to serve the 350,000 non-Jewish Russian immigrants and their descendants who consider themselves Jewish, but are not recognized as such by the Israeli government.
JERUSALEM (RNS) In a letter sent to Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein on Sunday (Aug. 9), the Custody of the Holy Land said Benzi Gopstein, head of the Jewish extremist group Lehava, poses a threat to Holy Land Christians.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The remarks by Parliament member Masud Ganaim of the Joint (Arab) List political party came a day after clashes between masked Muslim rioters and Israeli police marred the holy Jewish fast day of Tisha B'Av.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee have each donated funds to the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes after an arson attack.