| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Village Church in Burbank will host an event this weekend called "Journey to Bethlehem," a live Christmas event recreating first-century Bethlehem and featuring a marketplace with roughly a dozen vendors, 60 cast members and a collection of rescued...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:30 AM
A recent article about the Arab-Israeli peace process could not be further from the truth when it talked about the "continued commitment of both [Israeli and Palestinian] leaders" ("Kerry: Israeli-Palestinian talks 'closer than we have been in years,'"...
| Nov 16, 2013
A few years ago my husband and I were visiting the Great Synagogue in Rome, built in 1870 to encompass the 2000 year heritage of Italian Jews. The synagogue houses a museum with one of the largest collections of Jewish artifacts in Europe.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Was Jesus breast-fed?
That's a question that Anthony Le Donne asks near the end of his reasonable and provocative new book, “The Wife of Jesus: Ancient Texts and Modern Scandals. If it's the sort of question that unsettles you or angers you,...
| Nov 18, 2013
The revelation last week that Israel wanted to plan for 20,000 new settlement housing units received the usual outraged responses from around the world. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, mindful of a backlash in the midst of the Iran nuclear...
| 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-...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
According to Jewish tradition, those who atone over the High Holidays for the sins of the past year will be granted peace, prosperity and life.
As thousands of area Jews prepare to begin the solemn season Wednesday night amid high tensions in the Middle...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry has accomplished what many Middle East experts felt was not possible. As a result of his hard work and skill, Israelis and Palestinians are scheduled to resume negotiations on resolving their decades-long conflict in...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Q: You're always telling people to go to church, but all the churches I've been to are so boring I can't stand it. You'll probably tell me just to keep looking, but why should I? Besides that, I enjoy having a day to myself. — K.W.W.
A: Let me...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Long Beach, where the final Boeing C-17 cargo jet for the U.S. Air Force takes off as observers look on during a ceremony. Delivery of the 223rd plane ends a 32-year relationship that has been an economic boon to...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Easter 2013 is Sunday, March 31. Here are some of the notable new and returning shows, specials and movies airing over the next week to help you and your family enjoy the Easter 2013 season, if you celebrate. All times are Eastern; programming is...