Haaretz attacks on Rabbi Ovadia Yosef stir controversyShas chairman blasts left-wing newspaper over 'disgraceful' portrayal of late rabbinic leader.
Pope, religious leaders meet for peace talksPope holds, 'World Day of Prayer,' speaks of peace with religious leaders of all faiths, and says that Islam is not terrorism.
Can being religious make you healthier?Research finds link between attending religious services and a lower risk of death from all causes.
Muslim Population Projected to Catch Up to Christians by 2050Research shows Islam is fastest-growing religion on planet, as Christianity shrinks in West, Jews remain 0.2% of total population.
Obama Suffers Backlash for ISIS-Crusades ComparisonAfter saying 'terrible deeds' committed in name of Christ, historians and politicians attack Obama for linking Christianity to ISIS.
Chief Rabbi Lau Slams Past Government for Harming JudaismRabbi Lau hopes next govt. cooperates with Chief Rabbinate official religious authority, doesn't keep forcing controversial legislation.
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.'
IFA Forbids Kippah Wearing on Soccer FieldIsrael Football Association Referees' Union forbids religious players from wearing kippot during matches for 'reasons of unity.'
US Senate Condemns Iran's Discrimination Against BahaisSenate calls on Tehran to free jailed members of the Bahai faith; comes as lawmakers mull new sanctions.
Angola Denies it Banned IslamAngolan officials deny reports that the African nation had banned Islam, begun demolishing mosques.
Angola Becomes 'First Country to Ban Islam'Southern African nation reportedly bans Islam and orders the demolition of mosques in the country.
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.
School Textbook Confusing Judaism and Islam WithdrawnA religious studies textbook is so littered with errors confusing Judaism and Islam that it has produced a leaflet of corrections.
Ebay to Auction Einstein's 'G-d Letter' for $3 MillionA handwritten letter in which Albert Einstein wrote on religion and G-d is going up for sale on eBay, with bids starting at $3 million
'Pioneer in Catholic-Jewish Dialogue' Passed Away, Age 85Cardinal Carlo Maria was “a courageous man who played an important role in fostering better Catholic-Jewish relations.”
Refusing to Comply with Islam, Students Get EvictedMore than 70 students in South Africa were kicked out of college dormitories for refusing to comply with Islamic traditions and rules.
Egyptian Court Upholds Sentence for 'Blasphemous' ChristianAn Egyptian court upheld a three-year sentence against a teenage Christian student who 'mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohamed.'
Billboards Calling G-d a "Myth" to Appear in WilliamsburgAtheist group's billboards reaching out to religious Jews, Arabs: "You know it's a myth... and you have a choice."
Hareidi Soldier Enlistments Up 1000 Percent in Six YearsSoaring enlistment of hareidi religious men bodes well for the IDF and for society in general, according to the army.
Bill Will Ensure 'Religious Freedom' for IDF SoldiersA bill sponsored by MK Ya'akov Katz will ensure that religious IDF soldiers are not forced to act against their religious principles.
Velvl Greene, Head of BGU Jewish Medical Ethics, Dead at 83Renowned BGU life scientist Professor Velvl Greene maintained a dialogue on religion with the late Lubavitcher Rebbe. He died Monday.
Don’t Worry, Be Happy and Go to SynagogueWomen who attend synagogue regularly are more optimistic than others, according to a Yeshiva University research report.
Secular MK Fears Israel Becoming a Religious StateKnesset Member Daniel Ben-Simon said at a Sabbath “cultural event” that “a quiet religious revolution” is taking place in Israel.
Rabbi's Response to Dawkins: G-d Plays DiceRabbi Michael Avraham takes on the topic of G-d, atheism and evolution in his new book, “G-d Plays Dice.”
Tel Aviv's Religious FaceContrary to popular belief, residents of Tel Aviv respect religion, and many are asking for more synagogues and mikvas, a city official says.
Concern for Christian Minorities Under Islam ContinuesEfforts are continuing to protect the rights of Christian minorities in Muslim lands.
Correction: US 2010 Report Toned Down Criticism of IsraelThe US State Department in 2010 reduced the level of unjustified criticism of Israel that for years was the norm in its Religious Freedom report.
Egypt: US Has No Right to Monitor Other Countries on ReligionEgypt 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.
Michael Steinhardt Criticizes the Failures of Jewish LeadershipMichael Steinhardt, one of world Jewry’s most philanthropic benefactors, delivered a scathing criticism of modern Jewish leadership.
State Dept's Religious Report Under AttackCritical reactions to the U.S. State Department’s 2009 International Religious Freedoms Report’s section on Israel continue to be expressed.
Re'eh 5770There 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.