(RNS) — Among Iran's important religious sites are the tombs of Esther and Mordecai, Daniel and King Cyrus.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — An architectural dig looking for Dead Sea Scrolls in the Qumran region has sparked a debate over ownership of artifacts from Israel's past.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials say the move negated the deep Jewish ties to the biblical town and its ancient shrine.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Plundered from a cave in the Judean Desert, the scroll provides evidence of the existence of an organized Judean kingdom in Jerusalem.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Dozens of catapults and stones were found which archaeologists say were used by the Romans, led by Titus, against the Jewish guards defending a wall of the Second Temple.
(RNS) UNESCO member states, some of which successfully 'erased' Jews from their territories through physical extermination during the 20th century, are once again trying to do so with vitriolic rhetoric.
(RNS) Why is the world screwing with Jewish brains? Because that's the latest front in the war against the Jews.
(RNS) A UNESCO vote unsettles those who see it as an attempt to dismiss Jewish ties to the faith's holiest site.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) "I was shocked to hear that UNESCO adopted a decision denying any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount, our holiest site," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday (May 6) in a statement.
(RNS) Jewish and Israeli leaders said the UNESCO resolution not only champions the Palestinian view of the conflict but ignores the site's significance to Jews.
(RNS) In one minute, the April 25 earthquake in Nepal toppled, destroyed and damaged a millennium of religious history. This 'Splainer looks at the damaged sites and their religious and historical significance.
Politicians and pundits debate whether Britain is a Christian state. A Polish art group is taken to court for “blasphemously” painting Pope St. JP2 breastfeeding a priest. And Brunei implements its first phase of harsh new Shariah penalties. All this and more in April’s global recap.
(RNS) In what some are calling the biggest miracle in Bethlehem since the birth of Jesus, the three churches that share responsibility for the Nativity church put aside centuries of tense relations this past year to ensure the restoration of the ancient site is completed.
(RNS) Fighting in Mali has destroyed or damaged many religious artifacts and buildings in Timbuktu, an ancient Islamic learning center.