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3 hrs ago | The Olympian
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a group of nuns, who were freed after being held by Syrian rebels, greet church officials at the Syrian border town of Jdeidat Yabous, early Monday, March.
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7 hrs ago | The Times of Israel
Ultra-Orthodox Jews attend a mass protest in Jerusalem against a proposed plan to introduce compulsory military service to their community, March 2, 2014 A Brooklyn-based Jewish newspaper apologized for a column that was sharply critical of the haredi Orthodox community and fired its author.
11 hrs ago | The Times of Israel
Ultra-orthodox Jewish men wait for a discussion about the draft with Israel's Economy Minister Naftali Bennett and the Head of the National Service Administration Sar-Shalom Jerby, not pictured, in the Yad Sara building in Jerusalem, on June 11, 2013 A day before the Knesset was slated to vote on the universal draft law for the ultra-Orthodox, ... (more)
15 hrs ago | 13WHAM
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Rediff.com 's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel looks back on a trip to Crimea, the setting for Tennyson's famous poem, Charge of the Light Brigade .
These days, many liberal Jews think of Purim as a play date for the kids and a night of drunken debauchery for the grown-ups.
Syrian militants released a group of Greek Orthodox nuns Monday in exchange for dozens of women held in government prisons - a rare deal between Damascus and al-Qaeda-linked rebels that was mediated by Qatari and Lebanese officials.
Thirteen nuns freed after being kidnapped by Syrian rebels have arrived in Damascus, ending a three-month ordeal in a rare prisoner exchange with the government, Aljazeera reported.
With the release of 13 Greek Orthodox nuns held hostage by the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front in Syria for over three months, here's a list of some other prominent people, including clerics, journalists and activists still missing in Syria and believed in the captivity of rebels.
Friends for a day? Israeli-Arab MK Ahmed Tibi sits next to United Torah Judaism's Moshe Gafni at a meeting of the Knesset opposition The Knesset is in vacation mode.
The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople will preside over a pan-Orthodox council in 2016, according to a statement from the patriarchate.
Thousands of Orthodox Jews gather in New York, Sunday, March 9, 2014, on Water Street in lower Manhattan, to pray and protest against the Israeli government's proposal to pass a law that would draft strictly religious citizens into its army.
Patriarchs of the world's 250 million Orthodox Christians ended a rare summit in Istanbul on Sunday calling for a peaceful end to the crisis in Ukraine and denouncing violence driving Christians out of the Middle East.
All the varied groups of Jerusalem residents are well represented among audiences, no matter what spiritual leaders say about popular entertainment.
Thirteen nuns and three maids kidnapped in late November from a Greek Orthodox monastery in Syria were freed Sunday, a pro-Syrian government news network and Lebanese state media reported.
About a dozen nuns held in Syria for more than three months have been released and are on their way to Damascus via Lebanon, a Lebanese security source and church officials said Sunday.
An image grab taken from a video uploaded to YouTube on February 9, 2014, shows a group of nuns from the historic Christian-majority town of Maalula, speaking to the camera from an undisclosed location Twelve Lebanese and Syrian nuns, who were kidnapped from the historic Christian town of Maaloula in December, have now been released and are on ... (more)