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Goodness has failed us

Goodness has failed us

Given that in every conflict each side argues that it is good, what is the point in believing that goodness is a goal worth pursuing? Rafael Castro, 19/02/2020 20:46
Suicidal Christianity turns British cathedrals into golf courses

Suicidal Christianity turns British cathedrals into golf courses

Golf in a cathedral? Visit the Cathedral of Rochester and join the Christian death wish game. Giulio Meotti, 02/08/2019 09:16
New study shows religious upbringing linked to happiness

New study shows religious upbringing linked to happiness

New study shows religious upbringing raises life satisfaction, lowers risk of substance abuse and STDs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/09/2018 08:52
Muslim woman wins Swedish 'handshake case'

Muslim woman wins Swedish 'handshake case'

Swedish court rules company discriminated against Muslim woman who refused to shake hands with male interviewer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/08/2018 14:39
Study: Younger Jews not less religious than their elders

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, 14/06/2018 18:41
Most US Jews believe in G-d, but don’t think G-d judges them

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, 26/04/2018 19:41
Most Israelis read Haggadah, keep kosher for Passover

Most Israelis read Haggadah, keep kosher for Passover

Majority of Israeli Jews read the ‘entire’ Haggadah at seder, survey finds.JTA, 30/03/2018 08:01
Study: Most people assume serial murderers are atheists

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, 10/08/2017 12:43
Jews with most education are least religious, study finds

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, 27/04/2017 12:22
Beauty Queen returns to Torah observance

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, 09/03/2017 23:45
Is the media really hostile to religion?

Is the media really hostile to religion?

Ariel University study reveals surprising data and shows how the media really reflects society.Reut Hadar, 12/01/2017 19:40
Facebook founder: Religion is very important

Facebook founder: Religion is very important

Mark Zuckerberg says he's not an atheist, believes religion is 'very important'.Chana Roberts, 01/01/2017 14:25
Haaretz attacks on Ovadia Yosef stir controversy

Haaretz attacks on Ovadia Yosef stir controversy

Shas chairman blasts left-wing newspaper over 'disgraceful' portrayal of late rabbinic leader.Gary Willig, 05/10/2016 12:00
Pope, religious leaders meet for peace talks

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, 20/09/2016 16:20
Can being religious make you healthier?

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, 31/05/2016 04:12
Islam to Catch Up to Christianity by 2050

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/04/2015 20:21
Obama Suffers for ISIS-Crusades Comparison

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.Cynthia Blank, 08/02/2015 09:24
Chief Rabbi Lau: Past Govt. Harmed Judaism

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.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 16/12/2014 18:39
Canada's Quebec Province to Ban the Kippah?

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, 14/01/2014 16:23
IFA Forbids Kippah Wearing on Soccer Field

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, 03/01/2014 01:13
US Senate Slams Iran's Persecution of Bahais

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.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 21/12/2013 21:53
Angola Denies it Banned Islam

Angola Denies it Banned Islam

Angolan officials deny reports that the African nation had banned Islam, begun demolishing mosques.Ari Soffer, 26/11/2013 16:07
Angola Becomes 'First Country to Ban Islam'

Angola Becomes 'First Country to Ban Islam'

Southern African nation reportedly bans Islam and orders the demolition of mosques in the country.Ari Yashar, 25/11/2013 13:30
European Jews Urge Reversal of Polish Shechita Ban

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 , 28/11/2012 21:29
School Textbook Confusing Judaism, Islam Withdrawn

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.Rachel Hirshfeld , 04/11/2012 14:44
Ebay to Auction Einstein's 'G-d Letter' for $3 Mil

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 millionRachel Hirshfeld , 09/10/2012 13:08
'Pioneer in Catholic-Jewish Dialogue' Passed Away

'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.”Rachel Hirshfeld , 03/09/2012 15:25
Students Evicted for Refusing to Comply with Islam

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.Rachel Hirshfeld, 04/06/2012 22:54
Sentence Against 'Blasphemous' Christian Upheld

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.'Rachel Hirshfeld, 30/05/2012 09:28
Billboards Calling G-d a "Myth" in Williamsburg

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."Rachel Hirshfeld, 05/03/2012 18:34
Hareidi Soldier Enlistments Up 1000 Percent

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. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 04/12/2011 16:55
Bill Wil Ensure Religious Freedom for IDF Soldiers

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.David Lev, 30/11/2011 21:11
Greene, Head of BGU Jewish Medical Ethics Ctr, 83

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. Hana Levi Julian, 23/11/2011 09:35
Don’t Worry, Be Happy and Go to Synagogue

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, 12/11/2011 20:17
Secular MK Fears Religious State

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. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 17/07/2011 10:33
Rabbi's Response to Dawkins

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.”Maayana Miskin, 03/06/2011 14:12
Tel Aviv's Religious Face

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, 15/04/2011 11:51
Christians Want Reciprocity

Christians Want Reciprocity

Efforts are continuing to protect the rights of Christian minorities in Muslim lands.Amiel Ungar, 30/01/2011 23:33
Correct US 2010 Religion Report

Correct US 2010 Religion Report

The US State Department in 2010 reduced the level of unjustified criticism of Israel that for years was the norm in its Religious Freedom reChana Ya'ar, 21/11/2010 16:53
Egypt Rejects US Religion Probe

Egypt Rejects US Religion Probe

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, 21/11/2010 13:23
Re'eh 5770

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, 05/08/2010 13:26
Steinhardt Pulls No Punches

Steinhardt Pulls No Punches

Michael Steinhardt, one of world Jewry’s most philanthropic benefactors, delivered a scathing criticism of modern Jewish leadership.Avi Yellin, 08/01/2010 08:50
No to U.S. Religious Report

No to U.S. Religious Report

Critical reactions to the U.S. State Department’s 2009 International Religious Freedoms Report’s section on Israel continue to be expressed.Hillel Fendel, 04/11/2009 15:22