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According to tradition, around 1,900 years before the Spanish Inquisition, a baby girl named Hadassah was born in the Persian Empire.
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For many years problems of conversion to Judaism in Israel were considered to be the concern only of non-Orthodox movements.
Four years ago, Rabbi Yisrael Pinson saw the beginnings of a Jewish revival downtown and sought to convince local religious leaders that the city needed its first Chabad House.
This week, Watson talks with host Arun Rath about the prevalence of high-end sweats acceptable for office wear.
Despite worldwide religious strife, Muslims, Jews and Christians all hark from faith traditions that originate with the prophet Abraham.
NEW YORK In recent years, Hollywood has made a concerted effort to lure religious audiences to the local cineplex with such films as "The Passion of the Christ," "Son of God" and even dark-horse hits like "Facing the Giants."
The Hebrew word tzedakah, means righteousness, and refers to the Jewish obligation to do what's right and just, including the responsibility of giving money to the poor or needy.
Centuries of history bind the Jewish and Christian communities, and exploring those ties is what Florida State professor David Levenson does best.
Natan Gabbay takes a gulp of clear liquor and warms up on his shofar, the ram's horn trumpet that is sacred in Judaism.
A year into Netanyahu's government, it's Lapid whose agenda is being implemented.
Israelis Shira Naveh, Rome Eliahou and Noa Treves are part of the group working for communal organisations A select group of Israeli teenagers are working within Anglo-Jewy's major communal organisations to introduce new projects to bring British Jews and Israelis closer together.
Megilat Esther is the most secular book in the Bible. It is the only story without God in it.
Russian police had to pass security checks to enter the Sochi Winter Olympics, but Rabbi Berel Lazar was waved in without ever showing his ID.
Placing an eight-day-old male into a stranger's arms for a brit milah, the ritual of circumcision that binds men to the Jewish covenant, can be a tremulous act of faith.
Archaeologists in Israel have rediscovered nine new Dead Sea Scrolls that have lain unopened in a storeroom for around 60 years.
In his new biography, "Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel's Soul" , Daniel Gordis writes passionately and poignantly about the life of former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, from childhood in Brisk to the post of prime minister of Israel.