(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.
(RNS) The Russian Orthodox Church cast a pall over the planned June 20-26 meeting on the Greek island of Crete by calling for the session to be postponed.
In a few short days, the Holy and Great Council is scheduled to take place. Among announcements that some Primates are not planning to attend, an open letter signed by over 1,000 Orthodox Scholars around the World was sent to all 14 Autocephalous Primates urging and praying for unity, as Christ has instructed His Apostles.
(RNS) A New York landmark is gutted.
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) Until now, the Orthodox officials who administer all government-funded mikvahs have barred non-Orthodox converts.
PARIS (RNS) Russian leaders pressured the church to change the venue after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet that strayed into its airspace.
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.
(RNS) The 15th-century manuscript is sacred to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
(RNS) The Orthodox churches were supposed to be only months away from their first major council since the year 787.
(RNS) Most Orthodox rabbis won't sign on, but it's notable that even some Orthodox rabbis want to place Christianity in a Jewish theological perspective.
For the first time since the Second Vatican Council changed Christian teachings toward Judaism and the Jewish people 50 years ago, a group of Orthodox rabbis have issued a public ...
(RNS) The Rabbinical Council of America officially prohibited the ordination of women in what it described as a direct vote of its membership.
BUENOS AIRES — An art exhibit featuring 33 Barbie and Ken dolls as religious figures — including a crucified Jesus Christ — is sparking controversy in this Argentine capital and worldwide a year after the same event was canceled over death and other threats.
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.