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Stories with subject: Judaism
  • Indianapolis' oldest temple is historic but empty 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 5:04 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - It is the oldest synagogue in the city, a historic, neoclassical structure designed by renowned architects.

  • In Jerusalem's culture war, secular residents make gains 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 2:02 am

    JERUSALEM - Crowds of angry ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, wearing long beards, black and white garb and large black hats, protested in the streets of Jerusalem earlier this month against a new cinema opening its doors on the Sabbath.

  • In Islamic State war, like others, heritage always a target story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:07 pm

    CAIRO - A nearly 2,000-year-old temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra this week was the latest victim in the Islamic State group's campaign of destruction of historic sites across the territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.

  • NYC to probe secular education at Jewish schools story has photos
    Updated: Aug-23-15 7:44 pm

    NEW YORK - There was no science, no geography and no math past multiplication at the ultra-Orthodox Jewish school Chaim Weber attended. And the only reason he ever heard of the American Revolution was when a seventh-grade teacher introduced it as "story time."

  • County contests review of plan to grow NY Hasidic enclave 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 5:27 pm

    GOSHEN, New York - Leaders in a Hudson Valley county say they aren't satisfied with an environmental review done by a Hasidic Jewish village planning to annex land in a neighboring community.

  • Vandal damages U of Illinois center's large menorah 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 12:25 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Police says someone has vandalized a large menorah outside a Jewish center on the University of Illinois campus. It's the second time it has happened this year.

  • NYC pre-K program to include 4,500 half-day seats 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 10:55 am

    NEW YORK - New York City's pre-kindergarten program will include 4,500 half-day seats in addition to about 70,000 full-day seats.

  • Anti-Semitic graffiti found on Texas synagogue property 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 6:46 pm

    SAN ANTONIO - Anti-Semitic graffiti has been found on a property belonging to a Jewish congregation just day after swastikas and references to the Ku Klux Klan were spray painted on buildings and cars in a San Antonio neighborhood near an Orthodox synagogue.

  • Reed to speak at event marking historic letter to synagogue 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 9:52 am

    NEWPORT, Rhode Island - U. S. Sen. Jack Reed will speak in Newport as part of an event marking 225 years since George Washington sent a letter of support to Newport's Jewish community.

  • District riven by religious favoritism claims gets monitor story has photos
    Updated: Aug-15-15 2:32 pm

    SUFFERN, New York - When his fifth-grade son struggled with a question on primary colors posed by the TV show "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader," David Curry saw just how bad things have gotten in the troubled East Ramapo school district.

  • Israeli rabbis create independent Jewish conversion court 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 12:59 pm

    JERUSALEM - A group of Israeli rabbis has created an independent Jewish conversion court, defying the country's Orthodox establishment's monopoly on religious affairs.

  • A century after lynching, town still wrestles over history 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 10:45 am

    MARIETTA, Georgia - Down past the Big Chicken, the 56-foot-high, steel-beaked beacon of extra crispy that may be this town's most prized landmark, the wedge of dirt hard by Interstate 75 is notable only for its lack of notability. Stopping here, Rabbi Steven Lebow leaves the engine running and car door open.

  • Obama, Netanyahu make dueling appeals on Iran to US Jews story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 8:49 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made dueling appeals to the American Jewish community Tuesday as they sought to rally support for their opposing positions on the Iranian nuclear deal.

  • Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:37 pm

    JERUSALEM - The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.