(RNS) A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. has ruled unconstitutional a Congressional law allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to designate Israel as their birth country on their passports.
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(RNS) Tisha B’Av, many rabbis say, can be a hard holiday to sell, with its commemoration of the most depressing events of Jewish history. But many of those same rabbis are trying to revive interest in Tisha B’Av, with new rituals and practices to which modern, nontraditional Jews can better relate.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Under a proposed plan, the Western Wall will include a space where men and women can pray, read the Torah and worship side by side.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Women who want to wear prayer shawls while praying in the women’s section of the Western Wall are not breaking the law, according to a landmark decision handed down Thursday (April 25) by the Jerusalem District Court.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The ultra-Orthodox rabbi in charge of the sacred Western Wall assured a government emissary that Jewish women will not be arrested if they try to hold prayer rallies at the holy site, despite a warning from Israeli police.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Five Jerusalem eateries have filed suit against the city’s local Chief Rabbinate, saying kosher certification rules are expensive, unwieldy and inconsistent. By Michele Chabin.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Jews from Manhattan to Mozambique held prayer vigils on Monday (Oct. 22) to protest the arrest and incarceration of an Israeli feminist as she was leading 250 American Jewish women in prayer at the Western Wall. By Michele Chabin.
(RNS) God was out and now God is in. And Jerusalem wasn’t the capital of Israel and now it is. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) The GOP blasted the Democrats for initially removing references to “God” from their national party platform, and for failing to endorse Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. By Lauren Markoe.