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Yom Kippur and the Hidden Jews

Many believe that Kol Nidre was created in response to the conversos’ plight and their need to nullify their conversion vows.

Pope Francis Stirs Storm Comparing ‘Refugee’ with ‘Concentration’ Camps

American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris criticized Pope Francis.

Christians in Banned Majority-Muslim Countries Not Fans of Trump Order

'This will lead to new discrimination. It will reflect very negatively on minorities.'

Palestinian Authority Embassy Opens at the Vatican

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas inaugurates his new embassy in a ceremony at the Vatican.

Catholic Patriarchs Bewail Torment, Disappearance, of Mid-East Christians

'How would they welcome Christmas, but in tears and anxiety for their future!' one patriarch wrote.

Which Is Worse for Jews: Halloween or Christmas?

It is impossible to paint lipstick on either of these pigs, but in the competition between Halloween and Christmas over which of the two holidays is more dangerous Halloween wins out, hands down.

Orthodox Rabbi Teaching Halakha Beyond the Shulkhan Arukh, Judaism Beyond the Commandments

"I'm sure that if Maimonides, or Rabbi Yosef Karo lived today, they would say: We never wrote our codifications for a time when the State of Israel would be established."

Vatican invites Exorcist Director William Friedkin to Meet a Real Dybbuk

"I don't think I will ever be the same having seen this astonishing thing."

Catholic Students Taunt Newton Fans ‘You Killed Jesus!’

Catholic Memorial High School fans chanted the anti-Semitic slur in response to rude game chants from Newton fans.

Vatican Says ‘Jews Don’t Need Conversion’

The Vatican says Jews don't need to be converted and 'the Church does not question God's love for the chosen people of Israel.'

Vatican Signs Treaty with ‘State of Palestine’ Proving Pope to be Fallible

Many Christians have run away from the Palestinian Authority to pre-67 Israel, where they don't face Muslim and PA persecution.

Reform Movement: Give J’lem Site to Church

The former head of Israel’s Reform movement has called on the Israeli government to cede part of the David’s Tomb compount, located on Mount...

Hungary’s Jewish Community Marks 70th Anniversary of Nazi Invasion

The Hungarian Jewish community held a memorial event in front of the downtown Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary...

Painting of Jews Murdering Christian Children to Go on Display

A controversial 18-century painting depicting the ritual murder of Christian children by Jews, will be available to viewers in the cathedral of Sandomierz, Poland....

Chief Rabbis Praise Vatican for ‘Banning Terror in God’s Name’

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel on Thursday reacted to the election of Pope Francis I by highlighting his predecessors' “rich and fruitful dialogue …with...

Jewish Leaders Praise New Pope

The new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina attended Rosh HaShanah services five years ago and was outspoken in the attack against the Jewish Community Center by agents of Iran in 1994.

Goodbye to a Good Pope

The relationship between the Jewish people and the Catholic Church has never been better. And the current Pope deserves credit for that.

Obamacare And That Religious Exemption

The Affordable Health Care Act is the official title of what has become known, primarily to its opponents, as Obamacare. It provides for a variety of changes in the American health care system and has generated enormous controversy, some of which will be the focus of the Supreme Court in the next few months.

Yael And Sisera In Art And Propaganda

When charged by the Prophetess Deborah, wife of Lapidoth, in Judges to free the Jews from the tyranny of Sisera, general of the Canaanite king Jacin's army, Barak the son of Abinoam famously responded with the biblical equivalent of "I'm right behind you." Deborah agreed to accompany Barak to Kedesh but told him Sisera would die by a woman's hand. Barak accepted the terms, and Sisera was eventually lured into Yael's tent, where she fed him milk to make him drowsy and drove a tent peg through his head.

Letters To The Editor

Baseball FanI've come to admire the depth of knowledge that Jason Maoz regularly displays in his Media Monitor column, but I had no idea...

The Pope’s Mixed Legacy

The foremost memory of John Paul II will be for his heart. When I conjure up an image of the pope, it is invariably in connection with some gesture of warmth and loving kindness to a child, to a widow, to the poor.

Newsday And Abuse In The Jewish Community

As we noted several weeks ago, despite the continuing coverage of claims of abuse in our yeshivas, attesting to the significance we attach to the problem, we nonetheless expressed our serious reservations about how the issue was treated in The Jewish Week.

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