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Stories with subject: Judaism
  • Trial begins in fight over control of oldest US synagogue story has photos
    Updated: Jun-01-15 4:04 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A fight over control of the nation's oldest synagogue went to trial Monday, with the congregation that worships there arguing its very existence is at stake and the other arguing the congregation has lost its way and has gone "beyond the pale."

  • Israel Day Parade faces Jewish anti-Israel protesters story has photos
    Updated: May-31-15 11:49 pm

    NEW YORK - Marchers in the Israel Day Parade up Fifth Avenue faced some dissonant spectators: Orthodox Jews who don't believe Israel should exist.

  • Israel Day Parade faces Jewish anti-Israel protesters 
    Updated: May-31-15 5:28 pm

    NEW YORK - Marchers in the Israel Day Parade up Fifth Avenue faced some dissonant spectators: Orthodox Jews who don't believe Israel should exist.

  • Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community story has photos
    Updated: May-28-15 8:26 am

    RAMLE, Israel - It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."

  • Americans find ways to visit Cuba despite tourism ban 
    Updated: May-26-15 10:35 am

    HAVANA - "Is travel to Cuba for tourist activities permitted? No." That's what the U.S. Treasury Department website says. And yet Havana is loaded with Americans, from the Floridita bar, where they pose for photos with a bust of Ernest Hemingway, to the Rum Museum, where they swig rum samples after trudging through dim displays of old casks.

  • Americans find ways to visit Cuba despite tourism ban 
    Updated: May-26-15 12:07 am

    HAVANA - "Is travel to Cuba for tourist activities permitted? No." That's what the U.S. Treasury Department website says. And yet Havana is loaded with Americans, from the Floridita bar, where they pose for photos with a bust of Ernest Hemingway, to the Rum Museum, where they swig rum samples after trudging through dim displays of old casks.

  • Rabbi who taped women at bath sentenced to 6 ½ years 
    Updated: May-15-15 7:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - A once-prominent Orthodox rabbi who secretly videotaped scores of women undressing and using a changing room at a Jewish ritual bath was sentenced Friday to approximately six-and-a-half years in prison.

  • In Detroit, Jewish cemetery survives within GM auto plant story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-12-15 10:29 am

    HAMTRAMCK, Michigan - Beth Olem Cemetery is like many aging, final resting places, with assorted tombstones in varying condition, sizes and styles, encircled by a brick wall and iron gate.

  • Hidden mural moved to new home 
    Updated: May-07-15 8:22 am

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - A 105-year-old mural uncovered behind a wall in a synagogue-turned-apartment building has a new home.

  • Israel's ultra-Orthodox poised for political comeback 
    Updated: May-07-15 6:55 am

    JERUSALEM - The formation of Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition government has cleared the way for Israel's ultra-Orthodox parties to return to power after two years in the opposition.