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Greek Church’s ‘Eye or an Eye’ Blocks Jerusalem Festival

The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem said Tuesday that it will not allow Jerusalem to use church property in the Old City for a...

Weiner Misses Queens Memorial Day Parade to Speak at Church

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner passed up the annual Memorial Day parade in his former Queens district on Sunday in order to...

Church of Scotland Thinks Twice, Grants Israel the Right to Exist

The Church of Scotland has called last week’s publication of a Church and Society Council report that denies Israel’s right to exist a “misunderstanding”...

Rare 1,500-Year-Old Wine Press and Church Model found in Israel

The ancient port of Ashkelon was a key point for trading Israeli wine. Archaeologists have unearthed a huge wine press and rare ceramic church model near the city’s old highway.

Oren Opens AIPAC with Appeal to Non-Jews for Pro-Israel Outreach

Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to Washington, opened the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC)annual policy conference with an appeal for pro-Israel outreach to African...

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.

Preserving Baltimore’s First Synagogue (Part I)

While it is not known precisely when Jews first settled in Baltimore, we do know that five Jewish men and their families settled there during the 1770s. However, it was not until the autumn of 1829 that Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, whose Hebrew name was Nidchei Yisroel (Dispersed of Israel), was founded. This was the only Jewish congregation in the state of Maryland at the time, and it was referred to by many as the “Stadt Shul.”

Last Orthodox Shul in Fall River, Massachusetts Becomes Church

Congregation Adas Israel, the last of several orthodox synagogues that once served the Jews of Fall River, Massachusetts – will be handing the keys over to a new group of worshippers – congregants of The Word of Life Community Church.

Ethnic Cleansing of Christians in the Sinai

In events being ignored not only by the Egyptian authorities, but also by the mainstream media and human rights organizations in the West, Muslim terrorists have in recent weeks attacked Christian families and forced them out of their homes and businesses in the Sinai town of Rafah. The terrorists have threatened to pursue their jihad against Christians until all of them leave the Sinai.

The Atrocity of Ignorance and Fanaticism

Recent anti-Christian acts are due to a culture of hatred of the goy (non-Jew) that permeates certain circles.

Important Moments In Becoming A Ba’al Teshuvah (Conclusion)

Feeling more alone than at any time since arriving in New York, I looked inside myself for anything that could anchor me to bring me back to who I was, to move away from illusions of romance to my central sticking point. Suddenly and unexpectedly, being a Jew meant more to me than anything else in the world.

Important Moments In Becoming A Ba’al Teshuvah (Part I)

You don’t become a ba’al teshuvah overnight. There were many events in my life that contributed to the deepening of my religious commitment, including a party I attended with young, beautiful church members who tried to make me one of them, and how I met their “Jewish priest.” (I’ll discuss both experiences during the course of this continuing column.)

Report: Western Governments Fund Anti-Israel Church Activism

A report by NGO Monitor reveals that several western governments providing funds for Church-based efforts to delegitimize Israel.

Fearing Anti-Mormon Prejudice, Romney Plays Down His Religion

WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney’s Lacrosse moment awaits him. The Democratic convention in Los Angeles was where Joe Lieberman made history as the first Jewish candidate on a major ticket on Aug. 17, 2000. But two days later, history came to life in Lacrosse, Wis., the little college town where Lieberman walked – and pointedly did not drive – to the local synagogue on his first post-nomination Shabbat.

Methodist Conference Could Vote on Israel Divestment Motion

Close to 1,000 delegates from around the world, representing 11-million members, are gathered at the 2012 United Methodist General Conference being held in the...

Methodist Church Unanimously Rejects Divestment Resolution

The United Methodist General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBPHB) voted unanimously againt divestment in three companies which do business in Judea, Samaria, and the Golan Heights, according to a report by the Israel Action Network, a project of the Jewish Federations of North America and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

ADL Praises Mormon Church Prohibition of Holocaust Victims’ Posthumous Baptism

"Without exception," reads the letter from LDS President Thomas S. Monson and other church leaders, "church members must not submit for proxy temple ordinances any names from unauthorized groups, such as celebrities and Jewish Holocaust victims. If members do so, they may forfeit their new family-search privileges. Other corrective action may also be taken."

Mormons Posthumously Baptized Anne Frank: New Claim

The Toronto Star reported that researcher Helen Radkey, a former Mormon who revealed the Wiesenthal baptisms, said this week she found Anne Frank’s name...

Elie Wiesel Wants Romney to Denounce Mormon Posthumous Baptisms

The Boston Globe wrote Saturday that Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel wants Mitt Romney to speak out against the Mormon practice...

Sister Rose Thering: Sister Rose’s Passion

Sister Rose's Passion is a documentary film on the life of Sister Rose Thering, a life that stood for love of Jews, for fighting prejudice, anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.

Hidden In Plain Sight: The (Jewish) Hague

Beneath Baruch Spinoza's smiling bust on his tombstone on the grounds of the Nieuwe Kerk in the Hague is an inscription of his famous motto, "caute" (written cavte on the stone, see image one), or "cautiously" in Latin. Between that admonition and the dates of his life - 1632 to 1677, cut short by an illness whose identity is hotly debated - is the Hebrew word "amcha" or "amach", Hebrew for "your people" or "your nation."

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Surprising Proposal Would Have Jews Living In Future Palestinian State    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has secretly proposed a new plan whereby Jews living in...

Interfaith Medieval Artistic Collaborations Shed Light on Spanish Jewish-Christian Relations

In 1393, two years after the worst pogroms in Spanish history, the Jewish artist Abraham de Salinas accepted a commission to paint a New Testament-themed retablo, a work placed behind a church altar, for the cathedral of San Salvador. Another Jewish artist, the silversmith Bonaf?s Abenxueu (sometimes referred to as Bonaf?s Abenxueu), created the frame for the retablo.

Buchanan, Demjanjuk And Jesus

Every so often the Monitor feels the need to dust off its files on Pat Buchanan and remind readers why Senator Joseph Lieberman and other Washington eminences are dangerously wrong when they insist Buchanan is no anti-Semite. A column he wrote last month on John Demjanjuk provides the latest opportunity to put Buchanan in proper perspective.

Obama Unmasked

So Barack Obama, that much-heralded agent of change and ensign of hope, is desperately trying to come up with a believable explanation of what he knew and when he knew it – the what and when in this case referring to the anti-white, anti-U.S., anti-Israel invective spewed for decades by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s longtime pastor and spiritual adviser, the cleric who presided at the Obamas’ wedding and baptized their children, the Afrocentric radical who bestowed an award on Louis Farrakhan, the man Obama refers to as “family” and compared to a beloved “old uncle” as recently as three weeks ago, before the media finally, belatedly, made an issue of their relationship.

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