- Israel court allows transgender woman's cremation Updated: Nov-25-15 11:22 am
JERUSALEM - The body of an Israeli transgender woman who took her own life will be cremated despite her ultra-Orthodox family's wishes, Israel's Supreme Court ruled in documents obtained Wednesday.
- Ancient Jewish community endures on Tunisian isle Updated: Nov-25-15 2:58 am
DJERBA, Tunisia - When school lets out, the streets around the ancient synagogue on this Tunisian island fill with rambunctious boys wearing Jewish kippahs and girls in long skirts, shouting to each other in Hebrew, Arabic and French.
- Travel new and now: Hanukkah events, Cyber Monday, Big Sky Updated: Nov-24-15 4:55 pm
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- Century-old Torah scroll being restored at Bronx hospital Updated: Nov-23-15 8:34 am
NEW YORK - A damaged 19th century Torah scroll rescued from the Nazis is being restored at a New York City hospital.
- Members of synagogue destroyed by fire bury religious books Updated: Nov-22-15 4:15 pm
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Members of a historic New Jersey synagogue that was destroyed in a fire have gathered to bury damaged sacred scrolls and books.
- US religious leaders make forceful appeal to admit refugees Updated: Nov-21-15 7:41 pm
In rare agreement across faith and ideological lines, leaders of major American religious groups have condemned proposed bans on Syrian refugees, contending a legitimate debate over security has been overtaken by irrational fear and prejudice.
- Men who tried to push Jewish man into divorce are sentenced Updated: Nov-19-15 7:33 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Three New York men who tried to coerce a Jewish man into giving his wife a religious divorce were sentenced on Thursday.
- Religion news in brief Updated: Nov-18-15 3:08 pm
US Catholic bishops: Abortion, marriage key election issues
- Town residents OK expansion of Hasidic village Updated: Nov-09-15 10:06 pm
MONROE, New York - Residents living next to a Hasidic Jewish village in the Hudson Valley have voted to allow its expansion.
- Thousands of Orthodox rabbis from 86 countries gather in NYC Updated: Nov-08-15 12:02 pm
NEW YORK - Thousands of Orthodox rabbis from around the world have gathered in New York City this weekend for a leadership convention.
- Reform Jews poised to pass transgender resolution Updated: Nov-04-15 10:10 am
ORLANDO, Florida - When Rabbi Elliot Kukla became the first out transgender rabbi ordained in the Reform Jewish movement almost a decade ago, he would get questions from other rabbis along the lines of "There's a transgender congregant coming to services. What should I do?" He would tell the other rabbis to greet them with, "Shabbat shalom," the traditional welcome for anybody.