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Religious institutions targeted in acts of arson across Israel

Acts of arson, attempted arson recorded last night at rabbinical courts, religious councils in Ashdod, Petah Tikva, Tel Aviv and Kfar Saba.

Religious institutions targeted in acts of arson across Israel

Keeping soldiers connected to Torah

The 'Tzalash' organization has taken upon itself the mission of accompanying religious soldiers in the army via a multitude of activities.

Keeping soldiers connected to Torah

Complaint: TV commentators bash religious soldiers on Shabbat

Television studio Friday night discourse against religious fighters was heated, one-sided, and distorted.

Complaint: TV commentators bash religious soldiers on Shabbat

Surfing according to Jewish law

Former IDF officer opens 'Surfing with a Kippah,' a surfing club for the religious public. 'Everything is done according to halakha.'

Surfing according to Jewish law

France to forbid religious dress in schools?

French Education Ministry reportedly to forbid students from wearing religious articles - such as kippot and long skirts - to school.

France to forbid religious dress in schools?

'Go to jail rather than cooperate'

Leading Religious Zionist rabbi calls on religious girls not to show up for 'religion interviews' at army recruitment offices.

'Go to jail rather than cooperate'

'More religious police, less violence'

Nachi Eyal, founder of 'Believers in the Police' program, talks about rise in number of religious recruits and positive results.

'More religious police, less violence'

'Nobody is stopping religious soldiers from advancing'

Channel 2 military commentator is convinced that kippot will soon be seen in top IDF positions.

'Nobody is stopping religious soldiers from advancing'

Watch: British Airways' observant Jewish pilot

At British Airways celebrations for 85 years of UK-Israel flights, Arutz Sheva hears from a religious pilot who addresses flights in Hebrew.

Watch: British Airways' observant Jewish pilotplayer

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

Study: Religious people more tolerant than atheists

Atheists and agnostics believe themselves to be more tolerant and open-minded than religious people - but in fact are less so.

Study: Religious people more tolerant than atheists

Legal hotline helps religious girls harassed at draft office

Organization opens hotline for religious girls illegally called to aggressive examination to 'prove' religiosity for draft exemption.

Legal hotline helps religious girls harassed at draft office

Watch: Together as one

Caught on camera: Israel unites at the Western Wall, societal differences forgotten on the national day of mourning.

Watch: Together as one

Israel Least Religious Country in Middle East

57% of Israelis claim they are 'not religious' and 8% are 'atheist,' according to Gallup poll.

Poll: Israel the Least Religious Country in the Middle East

Chief Rabbi Lau Pushes Secular-Religious Unity

Rabbi Lau in largest education conference questions the concept 'secular,' says all people should be learned from.

Chief Rabbi Lau Pushes Secular-Religious Jewish Unity

Hareidi Parties, Bayit Yehudi Unite in Tel Aviv

Religious parties manage rare cross-spectrum unity in Tel Aviv as hareidi-religious, Zionists join for city council race.

Hareidi Parties, Bayit Yehudi Unite in Tel Aviv

Portugal Sets Sights on Renewing Jewish Life

The first Jewish cultural and religious center in Portugal was inaugurated last week following expulsion of Jews 500 years ago.

Portugal Sets Sights on Renewing Jewish Life

Bayit Yehudi: Not Only for Religious

Bayit Hayehudi launched the opening of its secular branch Thursday evening; party is "for all of Am Yisrael," says MK Bennett.

Bayit Yehudi: Not Only for Observantplayer

For the First Time, Religious ‘Status Quo’ Out

For the first time in Israel’s history, the coalition agreement does not include a commitment to the religious-secular “status quo.”

For the First Time, Religious ‘Status Quo’ Out of Government

Hungarian Court Annuls Religious Recognition Law

Hungary annuls part of a controversial law that ended official recognition and state funding for scores of religious communities.

Hungarian Court Annuls Religious Recognition Law

German Court Drops Charges Against Mohel

A German court on Thursday dismissed all charges against a rabbi for his role in the circumcision of a Jewish infant.

German Court Drops Charges Against 'Offending' Mohel

Polish Lawmakers Expected to Back Kosher Slaughter

The Polish parliament is reportedly set to amend the law on the protection of animals to allow kosher slaughter without stunning.

Polish Lawmakers Expected to Back Kosher Slaughter

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

Religious Travelers Spend Sabbath in Airport

Flight delays left a group of visitors from Pennsylvania stuck in Ben Gurion airport for the Sabbath.

Religious Travelers Spend Sabbath in Airport

Shechita Ban 'Empowers Anti-Semitism in Europe'

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has urged Geert Wilders, leader of Dutch conservative Freedom Party, to drop the party's call to ban Shechita.

Dutch Freedom Party Urged to Drop Shechita Ban from Platform

US Sues Florida for Halting Kosher Meals

The federal government is suing Florida's Department of Corrections for not offering kosher meals to prison inmates.

US Sues Florida for Halting Kosher Meals

Two Manhattan Shuls Receive 'Sacred Sites' Grants

Two synagogues in Manhattan are among the “Sacred Sites” in New York State that have received grants for physical repairs.

Two Manhattan Synagogues Receive 'Sacred Sites' Grants

Jewish Brooklyn Store Owner Murdered

New York police are hunting a suspect in Thursday’s murder of Brooklyn store owner Isaac Kadare. Rewards have been posted for information

Police Hunt Suspect in Murder of Jewish Brooklyn Businessman

NYC Billboard Warns: 'Dear Jew: Shield Your Eyes!'

On the way to Manhattan, Ultra-Orthodox Jews warn: “Dear Jew: You are entering a dangerous place. Shield your eyes.”

NYC Billboard Warns: 'Dear Jew: Shield Your Eyes!'

New Program Merges Ultra-Orthodox into Workforce

The Technion has launched a new program, aimed at integrating the ultra-Orthodox community into Israeli workforce.

New Program Aims at Integrating Ultra-Orthodox into Workforce

Hebrew Charter School to Strengthen D.C. Community

Sela Public Charter School, a Hebrew language public charter school, has been granted a conditional charter to open in District of Columbia.

Hebrew Charter School Expected to Strengthen D.C. Community

11th Plague: No California Kosher for Pesach Coke

California Jews will have to get through Passover without kosher Coke, while different Pepsi kosher symbols are confusing Illinois Jews.

The 11th Plague: No Kosher for Passover Coca-Cola in California

Leaders: Synagogues Should be More Accessible

Jewish leaders from Israel and around the world meet in Jerusalem, call to open the gates of the synagogue to all Jews.

Jewish Leaders: Synagogues Should be More Accessible

Study: Belief in G-d, Religious Observance Rising

A wide-ranging study shows that more Israelis believe in G-d than did a decade ago.

Study: Belief in G-d, Religious Observance on the Rise

Rabbi: Ministry Rule Will Cause Secular Marriage

Enforcement of a residency rule will cause thousands of Israelis to get married in non-Jewish ceremonies in Cyprus, says Rabbi David Stav.

Tzohar Rabbi: Religious Ministry Rule Will Cause Split in Nation