| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As millions of Roman Catholics rejoice in the news that two popes are being fast-tracked to sainthood, many Jews are smiling with them. Pope Francis has approved John XXIII and John Paul II for the church's supreme honor in a process that quick-stepped...
| Aug 4, 2013
Jesus not only saves; it turns out he also sells.
UC Riverside professor Reza Aslan's new book, "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," currently occupies the No. 1 spot on Amazon's bestseller list. The Iranian-born Aslan, who converted...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Like second marriages, attempts by the United States to promote a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians represent a triumph of hope over experience. But Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who has engaged in his own version of shuttle...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:46 PM
There were a number of disturbing findings in last week's poll by the Israeli Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, released just as negotiators were preparing to resume Middle East peace talks in Jerusalem on Wednesday. But one less-remarked-...
| Aug 8, 2013
Re "Another 'new' take on Jesus," Opinion, Aug. 4
Charlotte Allen justifiably criticizes Reza Aslan, author of the book "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," for cherry-picking the New Testament to create an unoriginal argument to support...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 12:55 PM
BEIRUT -- Coverage of the mass protests against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood has been dominating news coverage in the Middle East.
Opinions about the demonstrations in the Arab world’s most populous nation differed...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:18 PM
It's a testament to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's grit, determination and self-assurance that he refuses to give up in his quest to bring Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table. But I wish that he would, during the long slog toward...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:53 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday expressed optimism about efforts by Secretary of State John F. Kerry to revive the stalled Middle East peace process.
Speaking for the first time on the results of Kerry&...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:08 AM
Reader Nelson Marans' recent letter about President Obama's foreign policy contains numerous misstatements ("Ehrlich is right; Obama's foreign policy a shambles," June 12).
First, the Egyptian people overthrew a corrupt and incompetent government. The...
| Mar 27, 2013
There's nothing extraordinary about Aidan Gillespie's daily commute on the No. 50 bus down Damen Avenue. Perhaps that's why the Roman Catholic schoolteacher chose the train Tuesday for a more spiritual journey.
Setting out before dawn, Gillespie, 25,...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Synagogue Beth Israel, 301 S. Maple Ave., in Sanford, will hold a free Bible conference at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Reuven Prager, a Hasidic Jewish Levite, will be the featured speaker. Prager, who lives in Jerusalem, researches and stroes ancient...