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.
At a writing workshop, faith leaders explore social media, blogging and opinion writing in effort to reach the “nones” — the religiously unaffiliated.
(RNS) The summit harks back to the Charter of Medina, in which the Prophet Muhammad drew up the rights of non-Muslims 1,400 years ago.
(RNS) Some think that the Obama administration deliberately left Robert Levinson behind because he’s Jewish. This is wrong.
ESH KODESH, West Bank (RNS) Are the Jewish youths accused of murdering three Palestinians simply high school dropouts rebelling against authority? Or is the Modern Orthodox settler movement turning to violence?
ROME (RNS) On his first visit to Rome’s main synagogue, Francis stressed the “transformation” in Catholic-Jewish relations and said they must work against Middle Ease violence.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) The attack on a Christian holy site, possibly by Jewish ultra-nationalists, seems to up the ante from previous incidents. “This time it amounts to a real call to murder Christians,” said a church spokesman.
(RNS) That “focus around money and the media”? That was “New York = Jews” all the way. Don’t kid yourself.
PARIS (RNS) France’s half-a-million Jews ponder the question after a skullcap-wearing Jewish schoolteacher in Marseille was attacked Monday (Jan. 11) by a Kurdish teenager claiming allegiance to the Islamic State.