Chief Rabbi Lau: Past Govt. Harmed 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 Slams Iran's Persecution of 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, 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 MilA 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 AwayCardinal Carlo Maria was “a courageous man who played an important role in fostering better Catholic-Jewish relations.”
Students Evicted for Refusing to Comply with IslamMore than 70 students in South Africa were kicked out of college dormitories for refusing to comply with Islamic traditions and rules.
Sentence Against 'Blasphemous' Christian UpheldAn 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" 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 PercentSoaring enlistment of hareidi religious men bodes well for the IDF and for society in general, according to the army.
Bill Wil 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.
Greene, Head of BGU Jewish Medical Ethics Ctr, 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 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 DawkinsRabbi 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.
Christians Want ReciprocityEfforts are continuing to protect the rights of Christian minorities in Muslim lands.
Correct US 2010 Religion ReportThe 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 Rejects US Religion ProbeEgypt 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.
Steinhardt Pulls No PunchesMichael Steinhardt, one of world Jewry’s most philanthropic benefactors, delivered a scathing criticism of modern Jewish leadership.
No to U.S. Religious ReportCritical 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.