People have always searched for meaning in their misfortunes. It can be comforting to believe that things happen for a reason and something can be learned in chaotic situations.
Faith communities are changing many traditional practices to deal with coronavirus restrictions. A historian of the Bible argues how innovation has long been part of religious practice.
Giving small gifts to children has become common around the world, though nowhere has Hanukkah reached the level of commercialisation that it has in the US.
Young Haredim men, who are strictly observant Jews, have long been exempted from Israel's compulsory military service. A disagreement over stopped Netanyahu from forming a government.
Many of us go through life in the hope of finding the ideal soulmate -- our missing half. The reason may be deeply embedded in religious beliefs.
A new survey of Canadian Jew suggests young adults are finding ways of remaining Jewish that are not principally religious.
In anticipation of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a scholar explains how digital technologies can help close knowledge gaps about the catastrophe that claimed the lives of 6 million Jews.
Circumcising newborn boys could increase their risk of cot death, here's why.
Mass murders like the killings at a Pittsburgh synagogue are seen as the work of disturbed individuals. But America has allowed violence to become unexceptional, ignoring its root cause.
DNA evidence tracks the ancient history of the Jewish people.
For a man who was "not really a Jew", Kubrick's feature films are woven with Jewish references.
Although South Africa has taken steps to rid itself of the apartheid-era view of marriage as only heterosexual and monogamous, discrimination against religious marriages persist.
The life and times of Holocaust survivor Leon Greenman should inspire people, while also helping to challenge extremism, so why isn't he better known?
The presidential turkey pardoning draws on a language of forgiveness common to many religious traditions.
Yiddish was at one time the international language of Ashkenazic Jews, but it's exact origin has always been somewhat unclear, until now.