Study: Younger Jews not less religious than their elders

Study finds younger Jews are just as religious as older Jews - and Israel is the least religious country in the Middle East.Guy Cohen, 6/14/2018, 6:41 PM

Most US Jews believe in G-d, but don’t think G-d judges them

Poll finds most US Jews believe in 'some higher power' rather than the Biblical G-d.JTA, 4/26/2018, 7:41 PM

Most Israelis read Haggadah, keep kosher for Passover

Majority of Israeli Jews read the ‘entire’ Haggadah at seder, survey finds.JTA, 3/30/2018, 8:01 AM

Study: Most people assume serial murderers are atheists

Across the world, atheists are assumed to be more immoral than religious people - even if the person judging is an atheist himself.Chana Roberts, 8/10/2017, 12:43 PM

Jews with most education are least religious, study finds

Study finds only about a quarter of US Jews who have graduated from college believe in G-d and say religion is important to them.JTA, 4/27/2017, 12:22 PM

Beauty Queen returns to Torah observance

'Smile, you are children of the King of Kings, the Holy One. Blessed is He Who made me a woman, Happy Woman's Day.'Mordechai Sones, 3/9/2017, 11:45 PM

Is the media really hostile to religion?

Ariel University study reveals surprising data and shows how the media really reflects society.Reut Hadar, 1/12/2017, 7:40 PM

Facebook founder: Religion is very important

Mark Zuckerberg says he's not an atheist, believes religion is 'very important'.Chana Roberts, 1/1/2017, 2:25 PM

Haaretz attacks on Rabbi Ovadia Yosef stir controversy

Shas chairman blasts left-wing newspaper over 'disgraceful' portrayal of late rabbinic leader.Gary Willig, 10/5/2016, 12:00 PM

Pope, religious leaders meet for peace talks

Pope holds, 'World Day of Prayer,' speaks of peace with religious leaders of all faiths, and says that Islam is not terrorism.AFP, 9/20/2016, 4:20 PM

Can being religious make you healthier?

Research finds link between attending religious services and a lower risk of death from all causes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2016, 4:12 AM

Muslim Population Projected to Catch Up to Christians by 2050

Research shows Islam is fastest-growing religion on planet, as Christianity shrinks in West, Jews remain 0.2% of total population.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2015, 8:21 PM

Obama Suffers Backlash for ISIS-Crusades Comparison

After saying 'terrible deeds' committed in name of Christ, historians and politicians attack Obama for linking Christianity to ISIS.Cynthia Blank, 2/8/2015, 9:24 AM

Chief Rabbi Lau Slams Past Government for Harming Judaism

Rabbi Lau hopes next govt. cooperates with Chief Rabbinate official religious authority, doesn't keep forcing controversial legislation.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 12/16/2014, 6:39 PM

Canada's Quebec Province to Ban the Kippah?

New bill against religious symbols in public workplaces is stirring up controversy for 'breaching freedom of religion.'Ari Yashar, 1/14/2014, 4:23 PM

IFA Forbids Kippah Wearing on Soccer Field

Israel Football Association Referees' Union forbids religious players from wearing kippot during matches for 'reasons of unity.'Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva News, 1/3/2014, 1:13 AM

US Senate Condemns Iran's Discrimination Against Bahais

Senate calls on Tehran to free jailed members of the Bahai faith; comes as lawmakers mull new sanctions.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 12/21/2013, 9:53 PM

Angola Denies it Banned Islam

Angolan officials deny reports that the African nation had banned Islam, begun demolishing mosques.Ari Soffer, 11/26/2013, 4:07 PM

Angola Becomes 'First Country to Ban Islam'

Southern African nation reportedly bans Islam and orders the demolition of mosques in the country.Ari Yashar, 11/25/2013, 1:30 PM

European Jews Urge Reversal of Polish Shechita Ban

"Kosher butchering is essential for sustenance of Jewish life" assert European Jewish leaders, urging reversal of Polish shechita ban.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/28/2012, 9:29 PM

School Textbook Confusing Judaism and Islam Withdrawn

A religious studies textbook is so littered with errors confusing Judaism and Islam that it has produced a leaflet of corrections.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/4/2012, 2:44 PM

Ebay to Auction Einstein's 'G-d Letter' for $3 Million

A handwritten letter in which Albert Einstein wrote on religion and G-d is going up for sale on eBay, with bids starting at $3 millionRachel Hirshfeld , 10/9/2012, 1:08 PM

'Pioneer in Catholic-Jewish Dialogue' Passed Away, Age 85

Cardinal Carlo Maria was “a courageous man who played an important role in fostering better Catholic-Jewish relations.”Rachel Hirshfeld , 9/3/2012, 3:25 PM

Refusing to Comply with Islam, Students Get Evicted

More than 70 students in South Africa were kicked out of college dormitories for refusing to comply with Islamic traditions and rules.Rachel Hirshfeld, 6/4/2012, 10:54 PM

Egyptian Court Upholds Sentence for 'Blasphemous' Christian

An Egyptian court upheld a three-year sentence against a teenage Christian student who 'mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohamed.'Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/30/2012, 9:28 AM

Billboards Calling G-d a "Myth" to Appear in Williamsburg

Atheist group's billboards reaching out to religious Jews, Arabs: "You know it's a myth... and you have a choice."Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/5/2012, 6:34 PM

Hareidi Soldier Enlistments Up 1000 Percent in Six Years

Soaring enlistment of hareidi religious men bodes well for the IDF and for society in general, according to the army. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/4/2011, 4:55 PM

Bill Will Ensure 'Religious Freedom' for IDF Soldiers

A bill sponsored by MK Ya'akov Katz will ensure that religious IDF soldiers are not forced to act against their religious principles.David Lev, 11/30/2011, 9:11 PM

Velvl Greene, Head of BGU Jewish Medical Ethics, Dead at 83

Renowned BGU life scientist Professor Velvl Greene maintained a dialogue on religion with the late Lubavitcher Rebbe. He died Monday. Hana Levi Julian, 11/23/2011, 9:35 AM

Don’t Worry, Be Happy and Go to Synagogue

Women who attend synagogue regularly are more optimistic than others, according to a Yeshiva University research report. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/12/2011, 8:17 PM

Secular MK Fears Israel Becoming a Religious State

Knesset Member Daniel Ben-Simon said at a Sabbath “cultural event” that “a quiet religious revolution” is taking place in Israel. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/17/2011, 10:33 AM

Rabbi's Response to Dawkins: G-d Plays Dice

Rabbi Michael Avraham takes on the topic of G-d, atheism and evolution in his new book, “G-d Plays Dice.”Maayana Miskin, 6/3/2011, 2:12 PM

Tel Aviv's Religious Face

Contrary to popular belief, residents of Tel Aviv respect religion, and many are asking for more synagogues and mikvas, a city official says.Maayana Miskin, 4/15/2011, 11:51 AM

Concern for Christian Minorities Under Islam Continues

Efforts are continuing to protect the rights of Christian minorities in Muslim lands.Amiel Ungar, 1/30/2011, 11:33 PM

Correction: US 2010 Report Toned Down Criticism of Israel

The US State Department in 2010 reduced the level of unjustified criticism of Israel that for years was the norm in its Religious Freedom report.Chana Ya'ar, 11/21/2010, 4:53 PM

Egypt: US Has No Right to Monitor Other Countries on Religion

Egypt has slammed its inclusion by the US on a list of nations that violate citizen's religious rights. Report left out harassment of Egypt's Jews.Chana Ya'ar, 11/21/2010, 1:23 PM

Re'eh 5770

There are tensions between reason and revelation, yet they too are part of the religious life. So let’s continue to thank God for great scientists. Religion is about open hearts, not closed minds. Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 8/5/2010, 1:26 PM

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Michael Steinhardt Criticizes the Failures of Jewish Leadership

Michael Steinhardt, one of world Jewry’s most philanthropic benefactors, delivered a scathing criticism of modern Jewish leadership.Avi Yellin, 1/8/2010, 8:50 AM

State Dept's Religious Report Under Attack

Critical reactions to the U.S. State Department’s 2009 International Religious Freedoms Report’s section on Israel continue to be expressed.Hillel Fendel, 11/4/2009, 3:22 PM