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Stories with subject: Judaism
  • U of Illinois menorah damaged for a third time story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 6:17 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year, police said Tuesday, and the center's rabbi believes school leaders need to take a stronger stand against the vandalism.

  • Islamic authority rejects new Jerusalem Jewish prayer area 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 6:22 am

    JERUSALEM - The Islamic authority that oversees a sensitive Jerusalem holy site says it opposes a new prayer area for non-Orthodox Jews at the adjacent Western Wall.

  • What we know about Israel's decision on Western Wall prayers 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 3:17 pm

    The decision by Israel's government to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's Western Wall is being seen as a major breakthrough for the country's long-marginalized liberal believers. Here's what we know about the issue:

  • New prayer site highlights divide between Israel, US Jews story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-01-16 2:57 pm

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli government's decision to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's Western Wall is a major breakthrough for the country's long-marginalized liberal streams and their powerful supporters in the United States.

  • Emory scholar speaks on artist Salvador Dali, Judaism 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 4:32 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Emory University scholar David Blumenthal is discussing the surrealist artist Salvador Dali and his works dealing with the establishment of the state of Israel.

  • Israel: Vandals target leader of secular Judaism group 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 5:49 am

    JERUSALEM - Israeli police say vandals have scrawled graffiti and affixed a knife with a Biblical verse at the home of a leader of a group advocating secular Judaism.

  • Synagogue visit: Pope denounces violence done in God's name story has photos
    Updated: Jan-17-16 1:24 pm

    ROME - Pope Francis denounced all religiously inspired violence during a visit to Rome's main synagogue Sunday, joining the oldest Jewish community in the diaspora in a sign of interfaith friendship at a time of Islamic extremist attacks around the globe.

  • French Jews ask: Is wearing your faith a risk, or a right? story has photos
    Updated: Jan-14-16 2:46 pm

    PARIS - Religious Jews in Marseille are facing a wrenching choice: Whether to wear the skullcap that proclaims their religion or tuck it away in hopes of staying safe.