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3 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Jerusalem's call for Arab Christians to volunteer for Israeli Defence Forces

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews have been on the streets of Israel to protest against government plans to draft them into the army.

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7 hrs ago | IRR News

Establishing a framework for understanding the rise of fascism

Mapping ultra-Right extremism, xenophobia and racism within the Greek state apparatus is written by five of Greece's most serious academic and legal experts.

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11 hrs ago | OpEdNews

Jerusalem: The Big Bongs Night - cannabis legalization demonstration

I have never been to a demonstration where everybody had a smile on their face. Starting on Saturday at midnight, people arrive with flowers in their hair, guitars, and bongs.

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15 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Five Hasidic Jews busted for vicious beatdown of gay black man

New York City prosecutors indicted five Hasidic Jewish men on Wednesday for cruelly and viciously beating a gay black man back in December.

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20 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Official Timeline - Origin and History of Universal Life Church

Within the Letter to the Smyrnaeans, it was St Ignatius of Antioch in 107 AD that made the first reference ever to the name of what would become the first Christian Church.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Liberman Calls for Investigation Against Arab MK

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman called on Wednesday for an investigation to be opened against Arab MK Basel Ghattas , who several months ago called on Christian Arabs to refuse to enlist into the IDF and to burn their draft summonses.

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Ynetnews

Haredim attack bus driving soldiers in Jerusalem

Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews huddled Wednesday around a bus that was driving soldiers at Shimon HaTzadik St. in Jerusalem.

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United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

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School board tsuris: Despite criticisms, the haredi-controlled board may not be the main reason the East Ramapo's school district is struggling.

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US News & World Report

Egyptian Copts Test Pilgrim Ban to Jerusalem

Inside a stuffy office just off Tahrir Square, hotel manager Nemr Lotfy, a Coptic Christian, remembers his pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

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Post-gazette.com

Spirit of Pope John XXIII lives on in Pope Francis

Coming of age in the 1950s, in the last years of the papacy of Pope Pius XII, the Rev.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Newsday

Why Palestinians love St George

As England celebrates the day of its patron saint, many Palestinians are gearing up for their own forthcoming celebrations of the figure they also regard as a hero.

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Patch.com

Hellenic Dancers of NJ Annual Taverna Night: The Greeks of Asia Minor

The nationally famous Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey present its Annual Taverna Night Dinner Dance Saturday, May 10, 2014 , at the Cultural Community Center of Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 20 Hillcrest Road in Holmdel, NJ .

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The New Zealand Herald

Israeli army 'invites' Arab Christians to enlist

The minority historically views itself as part of the Palestinian people and considers service in the army as taboo.

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Cleveland.com

Ken Kovach of Shaker Heights marks 43rd year as choirmaster at St....

The St. Theodosius Cathedral , with its 13 onion-shaped domes, is a stately presence in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood, but what many may not know is a powerhouse of a man in the choir loft keeps services in tune and in order.

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The Cyprus Weekly

Open to all call

There will only be real progress in the negotiations for the Cyprus problem if Greek Cypriots are allowed to visit all their churches in the Turkish occupied areas, Archbishop Chrysostomos II said yesterday.

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EurasiaNet

Tajikistan's Small Russian Community Marks Easter

Shortly after midnight, Bishop Pitirim of Tajikistan marks the start of Easter by leading several hundred faithful outside, all carrying a burning candle in hand, to circle The Church of St. Nicholas in Dushanbe.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

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Kosovo 'could never be outside Serbia,' says patriarch

Patriarch Irinej has voiced hope that Serbia and its government would never make any gesture that could lead to giving up on the southern province of Kosovo.

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The Jewish Journal

Shas taps new spiritual leader who derided Modern Orthodox

Rabbi Shalom Cohen of the Shas Party Council of Torah Sages and head of the Porat Yosef yeshiva speaks in Jerusalem in July 2013.

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Tigrai Online

Egyptian Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II asks Abune Mathias to postponed visit to Egypt

Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church Abune Mathias has indefinitely postponed a visit he was scheduled to pay to Cairo on Friday upon a request from the Egyptian Orthodox Church, a source with the Egyptian church said Monday.

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The China Post

Ancient ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites.

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