JERUSALEM (RNS) — First introduced in 2011 and amended many times before being approved, the law passed early Thursday by the Knesset explicitly defines Israel as the 'national home of the Jewish people.'
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MOSHAV BEIT MEIR, Israel (RNS) — After a fire destroyed his life's work two years ago, American-Israeli painter Yoram Raanan finds new inspiration for paintings that depict key scenes from the Torah.
(RNS) — News that New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch has rented a city-owned Brooklyn beach for separate male and female swim days is creating excitement among devout Muslims and Orthodox Jews, but critics say the practice amounts to gender...
JERUSALEM (RNS) — Responding to growing pushback from Israeli feminists and human rights advocates, Israel’s national airline announced that it will no longer ask female passengers to move in deference to ultra-Orthodox men’s religious modesty...
JERUSALEM (RNS) — While most Israeli Jews recognize the Jewishness of their American counterparts, the majority do not share the Americans' dreams to make Israel a more religiously pluralistic country.
JERUSALEM (RNS) – Israel’s rabbinical court system no longer recognizes the authority of more than 120 rabbis ordained at a modern-Orthodox rabbinical school in New York, a recently discovered document has revealed.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — This year, the first night of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, coincides with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding – what Palestinians call the Nakba, or 'catastrophe' — and the relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to...
JERUSALEM (RNS) — For many evangelical Christians and Orthodox Jews, the controversial relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is not only a smart political move, but the fulfillment of divine prophecy.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — A new Hebrew-English Bible with a distinctly Israeli flavor will be published in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary.
OSWIECIM, Poland (RNS) — This year a record 12,000 youths and adults from nearly 50 countries — one third of them non-Jews — took part in the march.
KRAKOW, Poland (RNS) — Swirling around Thursday's annual march are questions about Poles' willingness to grapple with some of their forebears' participation in the Holocaust.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — Mike Signer, the former mayor of Charlottesville, Va., began receiving anti-Semitic messages in early 2017, when, for the first time, he started to speak publicly about being Jewish.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — How to deal with the problem was the challenge posed at a conference in Jerusalem.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — An ethereal city graced with sunlight so bright it turns the white stone skyline gold at sunset, Jerusalem is also an earthbound city whose teachers must be paid and whose garbage must be collected.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — 'If someone had told me 10 years ago this would happen, I’d have said a Jewish state would never send desperate refugees away to their deaths,' said Rabbi Susan Silverman, sister of comedian Sarah Silverman.