A 1932 photograph showing the minaret of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, Mosul.
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
As Mosul rebuilds, its history is a reminder that Islam is not a rigid rulebook of regulations and prohibitions, but a complex religion that has often embraced many traditions.
What makes ‘Game of Thrones’ so popular?
A scholar argues that like many sacred books, the popular television show encourages men and women to reflect on their lives and choices.
Röhner Ellen/FHXB Museum
An exhibition in Berlin, called "Letters of Stone", shows that there is more to memory than words and ideas.
Tuskegee Airmen and P-47.
San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives
What WWII-era African-American protests reveal about the historical relationship between Nazism and white supremacy in the United States.
Can services be refused to same-sex couples?
Brennan Linsley/AP Photo
There are three very different kinds of liberty. When people talk about religious liberty, what kind of liberty they might mean?
What is the meaning of the 2,500-year old Hebrew psalm for oppressed groups?
Gebhard Fugel [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Frederick Douglass used the words of Psalm 137 in his famous speech, 'What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?' For centuries, this poem has resonated with writers and composers, with its consideration of how humans deal with trauma.
West Germany’s Helmut Schmidt (l) and Romania’s Nicolae Ceaușescu in 1978.
Online communism photo collection Photo #BA245
EU citizens are being treated as pawns ahead of Brexit negotiations. This has happened before, at the height of the Cold War.
President Dwight Eisenhower at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Feb. 2, 1956.
President Trump gave a speech at the Prayer Breakfast that pledged to be "tougher" in international dealings and protect religious liberty. How does it compare with past Presidents?
The lyrical beauty of Arabic inspired many poets, writers.
Land Rover MENA
The teaching of Islam is often limited to its religious practice. How Christians, Jews and Muslims borrowed freely from each other in the realm of art, music, and literature is seldom discussed.
The candidates address the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference in May.
New data from researchers at Brandeis University suggest that the Jewish vote is important in key Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida counties.
Not far from where the infamous Krakow Ghetto gates once stood, Jewish caricatures are for sale.
Around 65,000 Jews lived in Krakow before the Second World War. Now, perhaps a hundred Jews regularly attend synagogue, and antisemitic figurines are sold in markets. What's wrong with this picture?
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.
Ted Cruz speaks at a rally in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Is 'chutzpah' actually – as Ted Cruz claimed – a New York word? And what's with the candidate's insistence on distancing himself from New York City?
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.
Brooklyn, NY: What do they think about Israel?
diluvi.com Anna i Adria
On the eve of elections in Israel, a snapshot of the divisions in American Jewish opinion toward the Jewish state and what lies behind them.
Kevin Rudd lays a wreath at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. What are some of the key issues for the Jewish vote in the upcoming election?
Last week, news broke that Labor MP Michael Danby, the member for Melbourne Ports, had issued two sets of how-to-vote cards to voters in his electorate. One set of the how-to-vote cards was sent to many…