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“A tough-looking, leather-clad gang of Hasidic Jewish bikers who call themselves “Rebbe’s Riders” are cruising the tri-state area of New Y0rk, New Jersey and Connecticut, bringing the truth of the Torah to other motorcycle-riding Jews they meet on the road. […]

  by Jordan Sekulow Special to Beliefnet When interfaith prayer is too controversial[1] for a memorial service in New York, it’s worth asking: how has America’s treatment of public religion changed? “Hundreds and thousands of families turned to God more […]

In an unexpected move, the Turkish government is releasing hundreds of properties seized 75 years ago from Jews as well as Christians in Turkey’s Greek, Armenian and Syriac communities. “The times when citizens in our country were oppressed for their beliefs, their ethnic […]

Camp Be’chol Lashon (“In Every Tongue”) in the hills of California’s Marin County about 35 miles north of San Francisco is an ordinary youth camp, “right down to poison oak and bug juice,” according to Samuel Freedman writing for the New […]

A U.S. federal judge has ruled that a Jewish inmate in a New York jail does not have a constitutionally protected right to matzoh and grape juice, according to the British news service Reuters: Christopher Henry, who was convicted of […]

Few people have ever heard of China’s tiny Jewish community, which is not recognized by the Chinese government nor by most Jews. The topic comes up as the Wall Street Journal tackles China’s problems with religious freedom this week, reports Dr. Terry Mattingly’s […]

The Anti-Defamation League, which is known for defending Jewish civil rights, is being sued by a New York area employee who charges that the league’s promotion practices are discriminatory against non-Jews. Tonietta Moffett says the non-profit won’t make her an […]

Lisa Shimel, who is not Jewish, used to celebrate Christmas with her Jewish husband until their first child was born; now they’ve added Chanukah, reports Deb Morandi works at Jewish Family Services, where she introduces intermarried families to Judaism, though […]

President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas said that the US has not been clear on whether they will reject Palestine UN bid to become a state in September based on the pre-1967 lines. A report from the Jerusalem […]

For several decades, opposition to circumcision has been building in the United States and within the American Jewish community. This year, the people of San Francisco will see on their ballots a proposed ordinance banning circumcision entirely, with no exception […]