| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:22 PM
As this school year begins, the Orthodox Union (OU), the nation's largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, and its Florida partner, the Jewish Leadership Coalition (JLC), are examining the effects of the school choice expansion bill (SB 850) Florida...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:23 AM
While some mainstream synagogues struggle to keep the doors open, or merge with other area synagogues due to dwindling membership and financial strains, others, specifically Chabads and Orthodox synagogues, appear to be flourishing.
With the recent...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:58 PM
A 60-year-old Orthodox rabbi from Brooklyn, N.Y., on his way to a local synagogue was gunned down in broad daylight Saturday morning after two young men opened fire on him on Northeast 175th Street, according to Miami-Dade police and a local activist in...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:15 AM
In a 12-second period one year ago today, two homemade explosive devices tore holes in what had been a perfect spring day in Boston.
Thousands had lined up along Boylston Street for the 117th Boston Marathon. Nearly 27,000 runners ages 18 to over 80,...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band.
"People sometimes think we are a musical group...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
During Passover, the holiday that begins tonight, observant Jews avoid eating leavened bread and all other foods whose ingredients rise during preparation. That means doing without some of the modern diet's tastiest staples, from bagels and pizza to pasta...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:36 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Abbot Archimandrite Theodor Micka was awakened on Tuesday morning by his fellow priests with some good news.
Gov. Jerry Brown had signed legislation allowing the ailing 76-year-old abbot, who has terminal cancer, to be buried on the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:05 PM
"It is enough to know the history of Crimea and what Russia and Crimea have always meant for each other." So Vladimir Putin justified the Russian annexation of Crimea in a speech in the Kremlin on Tuesday.
"In the hearts and minds of people," the...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 1:55 PM
BEIRUT -- At least a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns kidnapped by Syrian rebels near Damascus in December were released on Sunday, according to Syria’s official news agency and Lebanese media reports.
The state-run Syrian news outlet reported that the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A retired Chicago police sergeant was shot and critically wounded after two robbers broke into his home in the East Side neighborhood and asked where he kept his safe, police said.
Elmer Brown, 73, was shot in the neck and taken to Advocate Christ...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:03 PM
JERUSALEM -- Israeli legislators approved a controversial law Wednesday to end the historic exemption of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from mandatory military service, a decision some religious leaders decried as persecution.
The Equal Service Law...