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2 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Surge in poverty turns startup-savvy Israel into OECD's poorest

Unable to pay their rent and turned down for public housing, Yafit Krisi and her husband gathered their four children and moved into a tent outside the city hall in Ashkelon, on Israel's Mediterranean coast.


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3 hrs ago | By Common Consent

Eric Huntsman on Maundy Thursday

The Thursday before Easter is a day rich in deep, often poignant events. These include Jesus' last supper with his disciples, at which he instituted the sacrament and washed his disciples' feet; his prayer and agony in the Garden of Gethsemane; his betrayal by Judas and abandonment by the other disciples; and his arrest, cynical examination, and ... (more)


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4 hrs ago | World Magazine

Tax benefit at risk for ministers of all faiths

Faith groups such as the Eastern Orthodox Church, Hindus, Muslims, and Protestants together filed an amicus brief last week in support of tax-exempt housing allowances for ministers.


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7 hrs ago | Vancouver Courier

Pacific Spirit: Christians of all stripes united at Easter

In a rare occurrence, Easter this year falls on the same day for Roman Catholics and the Orthodox Christians who adhere to the Russian, Greek and other "eastern" churches.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, Religion

8 hrs ago | Catholic World News

Leading Egyptian presidential candidates to attend Coptic Easter vigil

In an apparent attempt to gain Coptic Christian political support, the two leading Egyptian presidential candidates will attend the Easter vigil liturgy celebrated by Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria.


Related Topix: Religion, Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood

12 hrs ago | The Independent

Why is Easter so late this year? Explaining how we date Easter Sunday

Dating Easter is confusing, it's based on out-dated calendars, ancient ties with Judaism and a big meeting of bishops in the 3rd century: better strap in.


Related Topix: North East, PA, Judaism, Religion, Astronomy, Science, Life, Holidays, Passover, Israel, World News, Middle East

17 hrs ago | I4U Future Technology News

Jerusalem riot leaves several Palestinians wounded

A riot ensued in Jerusalem on Wednesday this week after visitors entered the religious compound known to the Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest place in Judaism.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Riot, Religion, Judaism

18 hrs ago | TrekEarth


Yes, spring! So many colors in Slava Rusa, a village of lipovans. _________ Lipovans or Lippovans are the Old Believers, mostly of Russian ethnic origin, who settled in the Moldavian Principality, in Dobruja and Eastern Muntenia.


Related Topix: World News, Romania, Religion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Washington watch: Winds of change, or just wind?

The usually bombastic Liberman is trying to create a softer and more statesman-like image after returning to the cabinet following acquittal on fraud and corruption charges.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Likud (Israel), Religion, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Palestinian Territories, Opinion

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighborhoods

This undated photo shows an array of olives in a shop in the neighborhood of Karakoy in Istanbul, Turkey.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Travel, Istanbul, Turkey Travel, Turkey Travel, Middle East Travel, Religion


Greek Cypriots in landmark Easter mass...

Greek Cypriots have been authorised to hold a Good Friday mass at a church in the Turkish-held town of Famagusta on divided Cyprus for the first time in decades.

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Related Topix: World News, Cyprus, Middle East, Europe Travel, Cyprus Travel, Religion

Crosses displayed in Ohio village challenged

A group advocating the separation of church and state is protesting a pair of crosses displayed for Easter on a tiny eastern Ohio village's municipal building.


Related Topix: Ohio, Religion


Doomed Jewish Freedom Fighter's Journey From Tel Aviv to Auschwitz

For decades, no one took an interest in the seven letters, handwritten in Polish and kept in the home of Priva and Jacob Bendet.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion

Herald Star Online

Community happenings

Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, 528 North Fourth St., Steubenville, will join other Christians worldwide in the observance of Holy Week this week.


Related Topix: Religion, Life, Holidays, Easter, Dining

Asbury Park Press

For Eastern Europeans, Easter food is a blend of culture and tradition

While Easter is about colored eggs, chocolate bunnies, spring flowers, it's also a time for renewal -- a time for many Eastern European immigrants to remember the traditions of their old countries and keep them alive in America.


Related Topix: Hillsborough, NJ, Religion, Life, Food, Bread, Baked Goods, Manville, NJ, Cake, Dessert, Poland, World News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

How Easter, V-E day may affect Ukraine crisis

Many world stock exchanges fell Tuesday as traders kept an eye out for any signs that Russian tanks are about to roll into eastern Ukraine.


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'Holy Fire' Coming To Cyprus On Saturday

'HOLY FIRE' COMING TO CYPRUS ON SATURDAY April 14, 2014- By Alexia Evripidou The Holy Light, an Orthodox Easter tradition is to be collected from Jerusalem this week by Cyprus Church's, Archimandrite Jerome, and made available to all the faithful during mass for Easter celebration on Saturday night.


Related Topix: Religion, Cyprus, World News

WSJ Media and Advertising

Tripoli Bookshop Rises From the Ashes of Arson

TRIPOLI, Lebanon-Three months ago, when masked men torched a priest's bookshop in Tripoli, charring thousands of works, the likely aim was to instill fear and ignite hatred in an impoverished city already contending with religious tension.


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Catholic World News

Greek Orthodox prelates denounce Catholicism as heresy

In a harsh 89-page letter addressed to "Francis, head of state of the Vatican City," two Greek Orthodox prelates have denounced Catholicism as a heresy and urged the Pope to repentance.


Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church


Militants in Slavyansk sheltered by local Orthodox center

It had been stated by the mayor of Slavyansk Nelya Shtepa after the consultations of mayors and heads of regional administrations of Donetsk region, headed by governor Sergey Taruta , UNIAN informs.

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