Religion


Unprecedented Ingathering of Jewish Manuscripts Goes Online

Israel’s National Library launched an online database on Wednesday aggregating tens of thousands of digitized Jewish manuscripts belonging to collections from across the globe. Scholars and laypersons can access almost…

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An Eruv in Galus

It took a mere six days for a group calling itself “Mahwah Strong” to amass 3,000 members from among the northeast New Jersey hamlet’s residents. The cause that rallied the…

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Resurfacing the Church-State Wall

Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court 7-2 ruling in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer was rightly hailed by many religious rights advocates as a sensible statement that religious institutions should not be…

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White House Seeks Resolution to Kosel Crisis

The Kosel controversy which has engulfed the Jewish world in recent days has now reached the White House. The Trump administration has urged Israeli leaders and American groups to bring…

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Kosel Decision: The Day After

The day after the Israeli Cabinet decision to suspend the Kosel egalitarian prayer plan, the backlash was still at full blast despite efforts by the Netanyahu government to explain the…

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Feds Open Probe After NJ City Rejects Mosque

Federal law enforcement officials are investigating a New Jersey city that prevented a Muslim group from building a mosque, a rejection that the group claims was motivated by religious hatred.…

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