VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is studying an invitation received several days after his first visit to the city’s Great Synagogue.
(RNS) Let’s step up to that eternal pitchers’ mound, which is Mount Sinai.
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The 'Lost Shul' mural is part of a tradition of wall paintings in Eastern Europe that was almost entirely obliterated during the Holocaust by the Nazis.
COTTBUS, Germany (RNS) With the city’s backing and unanimous support among evangelical leaders, state officials offered to buy the church for the Jewish community and turn it into a synagogue -- the first in the State of Brandenburg since 1938.
DENVER (Reuters) Workers at a Jewish community center and a nearby synagogue in Colorado opened envelopes on Monday containing a white substance and at least one threatening message, police said.
(RNS) Hours after two Palestinians, armed with guns and hatchets, killed four Jewish worshippers and a Druze police officer at a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday (Nov. 18), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the attack a "blood libel." Why, and what did he mean?
JERUSALEM (RNS) The incident was the latest violent event in the tense city where relations between Arabs and Jews have been deteriorating for months over a contested shrine holy to both Jews and Muslims.
(RNS) Until now, “all stories found decorating ancient synagogues have been taken from the Hebrew Bible,” said archaeologist Jodi Magness.
(RNS) Muslim-Jewish iftars are popping up across the nation, bringing together dozens and sometimes hundreds of people for a celebratory Ramadan meal at which both faiths can forge a deeper interfaith understanding.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (RNS) Rabbi Charles S. Sherman writes about his journey dealing with a severely disabled son and the faith that sustained him in “The Broken and the Whole: Discovering Joy after Heartbreak.”
"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. "
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Three days before the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that flooded their synagogue and two days before Hurricane Isaac hit landfall in Louisiana, the wandering Jews of Congregation Beth Israel are finally home. By Bruce Nolan.
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