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1 hr ago | Discovery Institute
The ashes on the forehead in the shape of the Cross, the important reminder that we are mortal: "Dust you were and dust you shall be."
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5 hrs ago | Publishers' Weekly
This impressive debut provides entry to a London kehilla, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, where the lives of a young, betrothed couple and a rabbi and rebbetzin are gracefully intertwined.
9 hrs ago | The Jewish News Weekly
On my first trip to Ukraine, I got scolded by an old woman for crossing my arms in church.
13 hrs ago | Forward
The Robinson's Arch plaza at the Western Wall will come under the control of a future government-appointed pluralist council.
18 hrs ago | AlertNet
As troops loyal to Russian President Vladimir Putin were seizing control of Crimea, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow deduced that an "internal political crisis" in Ukraine was threatening its territorial integrity.
Beneath banners invoking historic calamities, hundreds of thousand of haredi Orthodox men gathered on the streets of Jerusalem to recite psalms and penitential prayers as they inveighed against an Israeli army draft plan.
An ultra-Orthodox resident of Beit Shemesh was convicted of sexual harassment yesterday for calling a female Israel Defense Forces soldier a "prostitute" after she refused to move to the back of a bus.
Pope Francis has been forced to cancel his planned visit to Israel, which was to take place over May 24-26, due to the ongoing labor dispute at the Foreign Ministry.
As diplomatic efforts to ease the crisis in Ukraine continue apace, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson met today with Ukrainian community leaders in Kiev, and will brief the United Nations Security Council by teleconference later today on the situation in the country.
There has been a rise in reported cases of abuse in the last few years since the code of silence on assaults in the religious community ended.
Chairwoman of the "Women of the Wall" Anat Hoffman wears a prayer shawl as she prays along other members of "WOW" at the Western Wall, in Jerusalem on July 08, 2013.
The leaders of all of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches will gather at the headquarters of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople from March 6 to 9. The Interfax news agency reported that "the meeting will address issues relating to the preparations for the upcoming All-Orthodox Council and the situation of Christians in the Middle ... (more)
Members of the Lev Tahor ultra-orthodox Jewish sect walk down a street in Chatham, Ont.
TODAY WE MUST APPROVE DECISIONS, WORK, AND LIVE, EVERY MINUTE KEEPING IN MIND MAIDAN.
For more than 700 years, the Kursk-Root Icon has made its way around the world, all the way from Russia to the Orthodox headquarters at the Russian Synodal Cathedral in New York City.
Put yourself in the shoes of an Israeli mother whose son was killed while serving in the Israel Defense Forces .
T efillin - phylacteries - have become a source of contention in the Modern Orthodox world.