Orthodox

In this photo taken Oct. 22, 2013, Ultra-Orthodox Jewish singers Arie Gat, right, and his brother Gil, perform as they participate in an Israeli tv show in Neve Ilan, Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Ultra-Orthodox singers defy stereotypes in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — For most Israelis, the common perception of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish minority is that of an insulated, segregated society devoted to studying ancient biblical texts and rejecting the ills of secular life. But […]

10/23/2013

The Western Wall in Jerusalem (AP Photo)

Liberal Jews see a victory in proposed prayer area

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities have proposed establishing a new section at the Western Wall where men and women can pray together, a groundbreaking initiative that would mark a significant victory by liberal streams of Judaism.

04/10/2013

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