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More on Israel Outreach

Not everyone understands whether Jews are a race, a religion, a nation- .or all three. Op-ed.

More on Israel Outreach

G-d's Day - a wale up call

Let's cut across organized religious, divisive racial and government lines and declare a day dedicated to G-d.

G-d's Day - a wale up call

Mosques flourishing, French churches up for sale

Europe's empty churches are now hotels or empty lots not far from where shuls were once burned to the ground. And mosques flourish. Op-ed.

Mosques flourishing, French churches up for sale

Religious right and religious wrong

How can we discern whether our religious intentions are pure?

Religious right and religious wrong

Goodness has failed us

Goodness has failed us

Suicidal Christianity turns British cathedrals into golf courses

Suicidal Christianity turns British cathedrals into golf courses

New study shows religious upbringing linked to happiness

New study shows religious upbringing raises life satisfaction, lowers risk of substance abuse and STDs.

New study shows religious upbringing linked to happiness

Muslim woman wins Swedish 'handshake case'

Swedish court rules company discriminated against Muslim woman who refused to shake hands with male interviewer.

Muslim woman wins Swedish 'handshake case'

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.

Study: Younger Jews not less religious than their elders

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.

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

Most Israelis read Haggadah, keep kosher for Passover

Majority of Israeli Jews read the ‘entire’ Haggadah at seder, survey finds.

Most Israelis read Haggadah, keep kosher for Passover

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.

Study: Most people assume serial murderers are atheists

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.

Jews with most education are least religious, study finds

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.'

Beauty Queen returns to Torah observance

Is the media really hostile to religion?

Ariel University study reveals surprising data and shows how the media really reflects society.

Is the media really hostile to religion?

Facebook founder: Religion is very important

Mark Zuckerberg says he's not an atheist, believes religion is 'very important'.

Facebook founder: Religion is very important

Haaretz attacks on Ovadia Yosef stir controversy

Shas chairman blasts left-wing newspaper over 'disgraceful' portrayal of late rabbinic leader.

Haaretz attacks on Rabbi Ovadia Yosef stir controversy

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.

Pope, religious leaders meet for peace talks

Can being religious make you healthier?

Research finds link between attending religious services and a lower risk of death from all causes.

Can being religious make you healthier?

Islam to Catch Up to Christianity by 2050

Research shows Islam is fastest-growing religion on planet, as Christianity shrinks in West, Jews remain 0.2% of total population.

Muslim Population Projected to Catch Up to Christians by 2050

Obama Suffers for ISIS-Crusades Comparison

After saying 'terrible deeds' committed in name of Christ, historians and politicians attack Obama for linking Christianity to ISIS.

Obama Suffers Backlash for ISIS-Crusades Comparison

Chief Rabbi Lau: Past Govt. Harmed Judaism

Rabbi Lau hopes next govt. cooperates with Chief Rabbinate official religious authority, doesn't keep forcing controversial legislation.

Chief Rabbi Lau Slams Past Government for Harming Judaism

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.'

Canada's Quebec Province to Ban the Kippah?

IFA Forbids Kippah Wearing on Soccer Field

Israel Football Association Referees' Union forbids religious players from wearing kippot during matches for 'reasons of unity.'

IFA Forbids Kippah Wearing on Soccer Field

US Senate Slams Iran's Persecution of Bahais

Senate calls on Tehran to free jailed members of the Bahai faith; comes as lawmakers mull new sanctions.

US Senate Condemns Iran's Discrimination Against Bahais

Angola Denies it Banned Islam

Angolan officials deny reports that the African nation had banned Islam, begun demolishing mosques.

Angola Denies it Banned Islam

Angola Becomes 'First Country to Ban Islam'

Southern African nation reportedly bans Islam and orders the demolition of mosques in the country.

Angola Becomes 'First Country to Ban Islam'

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.

European Jews Urge Reversal of Polish Shechita Ban

School Textbook Confusing Judaism, Islam Withdrawn

A religious studies textbook is so littered with errors confusing Judaism and Islam that it has produced a leaflet of corrections.

School Textbook Confusing Judaism and Islam Withdrawn

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

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 million

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

'Pioneer in Catholic-Jewish Dialogue' Passed Away

Cardinal Carlo Maria was “a courageous man who played an important role in fostering better Catholic-Jewish relations.”

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

Students Evicted for Refusing to Comply with Islam

More than 70 students in South Africa were kicked out of college dormitories for refusing to comply with Islamic traditions and rules.

Refusing to Comply with Islam, Students Get Evicted

Sentence Against 'Blasphemous' Christian Upheld

An Egyptian court upheld a three-year sentence against a teenage Christian student who 'mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohamed.'

Egyptian Court Upholds Sentence for 'Blasphemous' Christian

Billboards Calling G-d a "Myth" in Williamsburg

Atheist group's billboards reaching out to religious Jews, Arabs: "You know it's a myth... and you have a choice."

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

Hareidi Soldier Enlistments Up 1000 Percent

Soaring enlistment of hareidi religious men bodes well for the IDF and for society in general, according to the army.

Hareidi Soldier Enlistments Up 1000 Percent in Six Years

Bill Wil 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.

Bill Will Ensure 'Religious Freedom' for IDF Soldiers

Greene, Head of BGU Jewish Medical Ethics Ctr, 83

Renowned BGU life scientist Professor Velvl Greene maintained a dialogue on religion with the late Lubavitcher Rebbe. He died Monday.

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

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.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy and Go to Synagogue

Secular MK Fears Religious State

Knesset Member Daniel Ben-Simon said at a Sabbath “cultural event” that “a quiet religious revolution” is taking place in Israel.

Secular MK Fears Israel Becoming a Religious State

Rabbi's Response to Dawkins

Rabbi Michael Avraham takes on the topic of G-d, atheism and evolution in his new book, “G-d Plays Dice.”

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