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ROME - Pope Benedict XVI marked the 40th anniversary of a landmark Vatican document on relations with Jews by calling Thursday for a renewed commitment for Catholics and Jews to deepen their bonds and work for the good of all humanity.
French Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, left, German Cardinal Walter Kasper, and Rabbi David Rosen, President of the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations.
Jews for Jesus will begin a 2 1/2-week project in the Valley next weekend to reach out with their message that “you can be Jewish and believe in Jesus.”
LONDON -- A vintage train carrying Holocaust survivors pulled into London on Friday, ending a three-day trip across Europe that marked the 70th anniversary of their extraordinary rescue by a young British stockbroker.
JERUSALEM -- As a slave laborer in Auschwitz, Meyer Hack was forced to sort through the tattered clothing stripped off inmates before they were sent to the gas chambers. He gathered valuable belongings hidden inside the clothes, stuffed them in a sock, hid them and later spirited them to freedom.
This week’s events in Mumbai may seem a world away to some, but for many Valley residents the terrorist attacks in India hit all too close to home.
The New York couple’s son, Moshe, who turns 2 today, was saved by an employee as she fled the building.
ATTACK VICTIMS: Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg, left, and his wife, Rivkah Holtzberg, the directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai, India, were killed by suspected militants inside the Jewish center.
The 30 Jewish congregations and fellowships in the Valley are poised for throngs of active and unaffiliated Jews who will gather on their campuses or rented spaces Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday for Rosh Hashana and the start of year 5769 in the Jewish calendar.
RAM’S HORN: Rabbi Bryan Bramly demonstrates a shofar Wednesday at the Temple Beth Sholom in Chandler.
JERUSALEM - A day after a Palestinian construction worker's deadly rampage in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Thursday called for reviving the practice of demolishing the homes of attackers' families, and his chief deputy proposed cutting some Arab neighborhoods off from the rest of the city.
Israeli border police are seen outside the house of Palestinian Hussam Dwikat, 29, who carried out yesterday's attack in Jerusalem, at the family house in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Tsur Baher, Thursday, July 3, 2008.
By now, the cupboards and pantries in Jewish households are empty of chametz, all food with yeast. Families have performed the age-old sweep of their home called the "bedikat chametz" (or search for chametz) and removed packages of food, according to Passover tradition.
The forum’s topic was "Jews in Politics," and it was a sure bet that Rep. Barbara Leff, RParadise Valley, would retell her classic story from April 1999, the one where then-House member Barbara Blewster, R-Dewey, told Leff that she didn’t look Jewish.
By Lawn Griffiths
It is not enough to hear a Holocaust survivor's tale, the rabbi said - you must help tell it to others.
The number of American Jews who consider themselves religiously observant has dropped by more than 20 percent over the last two decades, as the share of Jews who consider themselves secular has risen, according to a survey.
JERUSALEM -- Judaism's holiest prayer site has entered the Twitter age.
Trees aren’t the only things that grow in Brooklyn. Author and musician Jake Ehrenreich takes audiences on a comedic, musical journey of his life, coming up as the “boomer” son to immigrant parents who survived the Holocaust.
Once a Jew and now a Roman Catholic, Roy Schoeman says his spiritual journey follows much the same transition as Christianity’s development from the seeds of Judaism.
Jacob and Marla Berger spent four hours last week wiping, scouring and vacuuming everything in their home office and library. If it were just spring cleaning, they could be labeled fastidious.