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ultra-orthodox lawmaker: reform jews don't believe in temple


a senior ultra-orthodox lawmaker says protestations of liberal jews over alternative access to jerusalem's western wall are merely provocation since they don't even believe in the sanctity of the site.






ultra-orthodox lawmaker: reform jews don't believe in temple


a senior ultra-orthodox israeli lawmaker said tuesday that protestations of liberal jews over alternative access to jerusalem's western wall are merely provocations since they don't even believe in the sanctity of the site.






ultra-orthodox lawmaker: reform jews don’t believe in temple


jerusalem (ap) — a senior ultra-orthodox israeli lawmaker said tuesday that protestations of liberal jews over alternative access to jerusalem’s western wall are merely provocations since they don’t even believe in the sanctity of the site. deputy finance minister yitzhak cohen of the shas party said worship practices at the site — a retaining wall […]






ikea apologizes for catalog aimed at ultra-orthodox jews


swedish furniture retailer ikea has apologized for a catalog aimed at israel's ultra-orthodox jewish community that contains no images of women.






ikea apologizes for lack of women in catalog aimed at ultra-orthodox jews


swedish furniture retailer ikea has apologized for a catalog aimed at israel's ultra-orthodox jewish community that contains no images of women.






thousands of ultra-orthodox israelis protest military draft


thousands of ultra-orthodox jews are protesting in jerusalem over the military draft.






smurfette is shunned in israeli ultra-orthodox city


bnei brak, israel (ap) — israel’s pious ultra-orthodox jewish community has long chafed at public displays of women, whether the images are of female public figures or ordinary women. now even animated characters appear to be a no-go. the pr company promoting “smurfs: the lost village” movie, which opens thursday in israel, says it has […]






us jews angered by netanyahu u-turn


israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has ditched plans for a space where men and women can pray together at the western wall in jerusalem in a decision that has created a schism with non-orthodox jews worldwide. the plan had been in the works for more than 17 months after it was taken up the th...






us jews angered by netanyahu u-turn


israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has ditched plans for a space where men and women can pray together at the western wall in jerusalem in a decision that has created a schism with non-orthodox jews worldwide. the plan had been in the works for more than 17 months after it was taken up the the […]






rabbi richman details plans to rebuild jerusalem’s temple mount


rabbi richman, director of the international department of the temple institute, says he is committed to rebuilding jerusalem’s temple mount. israeli brigade commander col. motta gur captured the temple mount in 1967. after the capture, he announced: “the temple mount is in our hands! the temple mount is in our hands!” retaking the temple was […]






correction: thailand-tiger zoo story


in a feb. 24 story about a new zoo opening next to thailand's tiger temple, the associated press incorrectly said the buddhist temple was closed. the temple's tiger operation has been shut down but the temple itself remains open.






celebrating purim at temple israel


people observe the jolly festival of purim with a beach-party themed celebration at temple israel, a reform jewish synagogue in minneapolis on march 12, 2017. purim, which is observed every year on the 14th of the hebrew month of adar (late winter/early spring), is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the jewish calendar. it commemorates a time when the jewish people living in persia were saved from extermination. celebrations include a tradition of dressing up in costumes.






holocaust survivor wins gender base case against el al


an advocacy group said thursday that it has won a case against israel's national airline that will make it illegal to ask females passengers to move their seats at the request of ultra-orthodox males.






millions of orthodox christians celebrate easter


bucharest, romania (ap) — millions of orthodox christians around the world have celebrated easter in overnight services and with “holy fire” from jerusalem, commemorating the day followers believe that jesus was resurrected nearly 2,000 years ago. this year the orthodox churches celebrate easter on the same sunday that roman catholics and protestants mark the holy […]






groundbreaking held for hindu temple in naperville


members and friends of the international society for krishna consciousness gathered sunday to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new hindu temple on mcdowell road, just east of route 59, in naperville. "this temple will offer so much to the naperville community," said dr. anuja gupta, a member...






groundbreaking held for hindu temple in naperville


members and friends of the international society for krishna consciousness gathered sunday to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new hindu temple on mcdowell road, just east of route 59, in naperville."this temple will offer so much to the naperville community," said dr. anuja gupta, a member of...






first metropolitan of chicago dies at 89


metropolitan iakovos grew up hiding jews in his home during the axis occupation of greece, sparking a life of interfaith and unifying work. the first to hold the position of metropolitan of chicago in the greek orthodox church, metropolitan iakovos died friday after an unexpected illness and surgery....






first metropolitan of chicago dies at 89


metropolitan iakovos grew up hiding jews in his home during the nazi occupation of greece, sparking a life of interfaith and unifying work. the first to hold the position of metropolitan of chicago in the greek orthodox church, metropolitan iakovos died friday after an unexpected illness and surgery....






thai police raid temple belonging to buddhist sect


thai police raided the headquarters temple of a controversial buddhist temple sect on thursday, seeking to detain its chief, a monk facing criminal charges including accepting $40 million in embezzled money.






dhammakaya temple and thailand's saffron resistance


a massive search for the former abbot of a temple who is wanted to face charges could spark a battle between old political rivals.






uconn still no. 1 while temple enters ap women's hoops poll


after nearly making the top 25 a few times during her coaching career at temple, tonya cardoza has the owls ranked for the first time in 11 years.






russians protest handing st. isaac's to orthodox church


about 4,000 people have demonstrated in st. petersburg to protest the handover of the city's landmark st. isaac's cathedral to the control of the russian orthodox church.






millions of orthodox christians celebrate easter


millions of orthodox christians around the world have celebrated easter in overnight services and with "holy fire" from jerusalem, commemorating the day followers believe that jesus was resurrected nearly 2,000 years ago.






protests mark cathedral's return to russian orthodox control


thousands of people in russia's second-largest city held competing demonstrations sunday for and against the return of the renowned st. isaac's cathedral to the russian orthodox church.






millions of orthodox christians celebrate easter


millions of orthodox christians around the world have celebrated easter in overnight services and "holy fire" from jerusalem.






ancient aztec temple and ball court found in mexico city


a giant temple to the aztec god of the wind and a court where the aztecs played a deadly ball game have been discovered in the heart of mexico city. archaeologists unveiled the rare finds wednesday after extensive excavations, giving journalists a tour of the semi-circular temple of ehecatl-quetzalc...






house republicans shy of votes to pass healthcare reform: lawmaker


the head of the u.s. house of representatives freedom caucus said on tuesday that republicans still lack the votes to pass a reform bill to overhaul the u.s. healthcare system. representative mark meadows of north carolina, who heads the conservative caucus that helped block passage of the previous ...






police hunting for monk increase pressure on thai temple


pathum thani, thailand (ap) — police in thailand who spent three days in an orderly but unsuccessful search of a vast buddhist temple for a prominent monk accused of financial wrongdoing appear to be preparing to force their way in. around 3,000 police searched the dhammakaya sect temple north of bangkok from thursday through saturday, […]






‘pokémon ultra sun’ and ‘ultra moon’ coming to 3ds


despite the popularity of the nintendo switch, the japanese gaming giant is desperate to prove that the 3ds family isn’t dead. so much so that we’re getting two new pokémon adventures exclusively on nintendo 3ds at the end of the year – pokémon ultra sun and pokémon ultra moon. arriving on november 17, 2017, pokémon ultra sun and ultra moon will tell alternate stories […] the post ‘pokémon ultra sun’ and ‘ultra moon’ coming to 3ds appeared first on fandom powered by wikia.






ivanka trump, jared kushner bend tradition for donald


ivanka trump and jared kushner, both practicing orthodox jews and two of the most abruptly powerful outsiders in washington, will break religious tradition to fly with president donald trump friday aboard air force one to saudi arabia. the two received a rabbinical pass for their weekend travels, an...






jared kushner is ‘f*cking furious’ about reduced role and has lost 7 lbs since i


president donald trump’s son-in-law, jared kushner, is reportedly losing a power struggle inside a white house dominated by right-wing extremists. kushner and his wife, ivanka trump, are orthodox jews who observe the shabbat, and vanity fair reported that some of the president’s most clu...






religious leader thinks beards ‘prevent’ homosexuality


men looking to promote a heterosexual image may want to consider not shaving—at least, that’s what a leader of russia’s old believers religious group warned recently. metropolitan kornily, primate of the russian orthodox old believer church, an orthodox catholic sect that left the church back in 166...






ivanka & melania avoid prayer controversy in jerusalem


members of israel’s ultra-orthodox community breathed sighs of relief after u.s. president donald trump’s visit to the western wall on monday went off without a hitch. trump became the first sitting u.s. president to visit and pray at the wall, but the prospect of his wife and daughter potentially a...






atkinson scores 30, no. 23 temple women roll cincy 88-64


tanaya atkinson scored a career-high 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead no. 23 temple to an 88-64 win over cincinnati on saturday.






liberal, conservative jews in u.s. increasingly divided over trump


the early weeks of the trump administration have widened divides between liberal and conservative jews, setting off quarrels over anti-semitism, israel and the holocaust. well before the 2016 election, discussion over israel had become so barbed among jews that jewish groups began organizing civility...