Jewish law recognises patient choice as decisive in some situations where assisted dying may be an option.
Under Jewish law the preservation of human life is a cardinal commandment: both suicide and self-endangerment are forbidden.
President Barack Obama, right, meeting with leaders of large Jewish organizations in 2011.
Theology and history help explain why US Jews give more to charity than people who observe other religions or are not religious at all.
Hanukkah was instituted in 164 BC to celebrate military victory, but the meaning has changed over time with the circumstances of the Jewish people.
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As Americans make decisions about year-end giving, how much of it will be influenced by their faith?
President Trump recently stated his support for ‘Judeo-Christian values’ … but what does that phrase really mean?
Its real purpose is to subsume Judaism and exclude Islam.
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Hans Eysenck's denial that he was Jewish throws light on the psychological problems faced by refugees who belong to persecuted ethnic groups.
Many religions see natural disasters as divine punishment. But, a scholar argues, it's not that simple.
A detail from William Blake’s God answers Job (c. 1804). The Gods of Moses in the Old Testament, Jesus in the New Testament and Muhammad in the Quran have a similarly complex and ambivalent character.
The founder of Islam, Muhammad, saw himself as the last in a line of prophets that reached back through Jesus to Moses, Abraham and Noah. But while the three religions worship the same God, he divides as much as he unites.
Passion, Lament, Glory at Melbourne’s St. Paul’s Cathedral in 2017.
Each year at Easter, Christians recreate the spectacularly violent end of Jesus's life, raising some tough questions about the depiction of suffering on stage.
A woman stands near an exhibit of photographs of victims of the Holocaust called the ‘Klarsfeld Pillars’ in New York.
Can the Nazis be forgiven? A rabbi explains why this question needs a more profound examination of some of Judaism's deepest ethical mores and theological beliefs
We need to change our outlook if we are going to improve international relations.
Caldecote Towers Immanuel College, a private Jewish school in Hertfordshire.
Good results and issues of identity drive attendance of Jewish schools – it's not all down to religious beliefs.
Did Ashkenazi Jews descend from ancient Turkey?
Yiddish was at one time the international language of Ashkenazic Jews, but it's exact origin has always been somewhat unclear, until now.
Islamic State fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province.
Despite what we're told, religion isn't inherently peaceful. People kill in the name of their religion, just as they love in its name.
Compulsory lessons for modern Britain.
A new report has set out a vision of diversity for British schools – including repeal of the law for compulsory Christian assembly.
Road to the promised land.
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From Furiosa's revenge to Max's exodus, there are shades of Judaism in this desert epic.
Auschwitz survivor Lea Novera lights a candle during a Holocaust memorial.
April 15 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. But how did we come to commemorate the genocide of European Jewry in this way when survivors could barely speak of the horrors they endured?
A Rabbi contemplates the desecration of hundreds of Jewish graves in France, where one of the youths arrested denied anti-Semitism was their motive.
Legal artifice is being constructed to make false distinctions between unpalatable anti-Semitism and kosher anti-Zionism.
Ed Miliband visits the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem.
The horrific murder of four Jewish men in a Paris supermarket has understandably provoked a debate about levels of anti-Semitism throughout Europe, including, of course, the UK. According to some campaigning…
Liberal senator Cory Bernardi has argued for Australia’s racial discrimination laws to be revisited in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France.
Let’s be clear about one thing as the loony right once more revisits with slavering lips their thwarted desire to allow racial vilification to run untrammelled through Australian society. Nothing that…