Staying up to study Torah on Thursday night? You'll never guess why.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Travel restrictions imposed by Israel to prevent the spread of the coronavirus have prevented the arrival of pilgrims to Jerusalem for the springtime holiday.
(RNS) — Yes, there can. Or at least, between Jews and Palestinians. Never give up hope.
(RNS) — Many evangelicals do not believe Israel should be required to give up any of its land. But they welcomed the peace plan because they trust Trump.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — A harrowing journey toward gender transition led Yiscah Smith to find God's dwelling within. Now she teaches others to do the same.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — Featuring women from different cultures, the multimedia investigation of modest dress shows that the common denominator is a thirst for spiritual meaning.
(RNS) — Recent praise of the president has some evangelical leaders reassuring followers that Trump had no delusions about the nature of his mission. But you could see how he might.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — The Israel Antiquities Authority said 2,000 to 3,000 people lived in the ancient city, 'one of the largest of its kind in the region.' This is the first time a prehistoric settlement from this time period has been discovered in central Israel.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — The controversy is the latest political skirmish between Israelis and Palestinians over archaeological excavations.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — In recent months, pedestrian walkways through the oldest parts of the city have been reworked to make them wheelchair-accessible, and new technology is bringing holy sites to life for everyone.
(The Conversation) — Trump’s move is a symbolic, rather than legal, gesture, but it could lend legitimacy to a move by Israel that has long been seen as violating international law.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — Though Israel is considered a bastion of gay rights, the case cast a harsh light on this religiously conservative capital's sometimes ugly treatment of LGBT people.
JERUSALEM (RNS) – Women of the Wall is part of an annual campaign spearheaded by American Conservative Jews to encourage women, as well as men, to wear phylacteries during prayer.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — A fight over nightclub closures on the sabbath represents a larger tug-of-war over whose values will prevail — the ultra-Orthodox Jews' or those of their more mainstream Jewish neighbors.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — In Israel, several prominent rabbis have signed a document that reads, "Whoever isn't vaccinated is a murderer."