The newly elected 25-year-old congressman from North Carolina is a devout social conservative and part-time preacher who says he is trying to convert Jews and Muslims
The church was built on top of a Roman temple in the Banias, a cultic center cited in the Gospels, that is today a popular Israeli nature reserve
Former members of the People of Praise faith community, to which Amy Coney Barrett belongs, express concern over group's rigid views on gender roles and LGBT rights, as well as its authoritarian structure
More grim COVID-19 news: After a record-breaking year in 2019, the torrent of Christian visitors has all but stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic. Can online souvenir sales and prayers fill the void?
After years in which religious observance was on the rise, new studies show a global trend toward secularization. Maybe in Israel, too
A respected Harvard professor was convinced of the authenticity of an ancient papyrus fragment in which Jesus seemingly asked his wife to spread the gospel. But then American journalist Ariel Sabar embarked on a dogged journey to uncover the truth
Amy Coney Barrett has been under fire ahead of previous confirmation hearings for her involvement in a religious group called People of Praise
Asif Pervaiz was accused of blasphemy by a supervisor in a hosiery factory where Pervaiz worked. During his trial, Pervaiz claimed he was accused after he refused to convert to Islam
Cohen writes of the episode: 'In good time, I would call in this favor, not for me, but for the Boss, at a crucial moment on his journey to the presidency'
Cohen also offers a blow-by-blow account of Trump’s alleged role in a hush money scandal that once overshadowed his presidency
The location of the ancient town of Bethsaida has been lost in the fog of time. Prof. Rami Arav proposes a leading candidate for the place where, according to the New Testament, Jesus performed miracles
The 1965 Vatican Council, and subsequent efforts by the Church to reconcile with Judaism, did not win over Orthodox Jews, who believe that their reading of the Scriptures is correct – not the Christians'. A new book discusses these uneasy relations
A large tract of land in Brazil, a furnished home and a new car – it was hard to resist what the two religious leaders from Kafr Yasif were offering Christian-Arab believers. But some of those who made the move from Israel later discovered that they had paid a very high financial and psychological price for that dream
An American cleric on a mission from God, two ultra-Orthodox travel agents and one famous musician. The pandemic is a time of bizarre experiences – such as being the only guest in a 200-room hotel at the Sea of Galilee
Hot cable company won’t reapply for broadcasting license from Israeli cable authority on behalf of station devoted to spreading the gospel of Jesus to Jews
The country's 50-plus monasteries are increasingly the setting for a great day out, a rare boost to tourism during the coronavirus era. A new book shows why
As priests from the various Christian sects entered the church, a handful of faithful waited outside for the basilica's church to open for the public
A trip to the Holy Land was a perilous undertaking in the late Middle Ages, which is why so many nuns made the pilgrimage virtually
We Jews know Christianity is a missionary faith. But if your brand of Christianity specifically aims to destroy Jewish faith and traditions, don’t call that anti-Semitic contempt 'love'
Opinion Jews Welcome Evangelical Love, Money and Influence for Israel. But Call Our Christianity 'Poison'?
It seems disingenuous that Jewish leaders now blast fervently pro-Israel evangelicals’ faith as toxic, ugly and destructive – just because we won’t, and can’t, stop preaching to Jews
God TV Responds to Critics: ‘We’re Not Trying to Convert Jews; We Just Want Them to Accept Jesus as the Messiah’
Regulatory body in charge of broadcasting in Israel is currently investigating whether God TV, which launched its new Israeli channel two weeks ago, is in violation of its terms of license, which forbid proselytizing
Israel’s West Bank annexation policy, fueled by the Trump administration’s 'peace plan,' may gratify extreme evangelicals, but it is a mortal blow to the future of Christianity in the Holy Land
But a God TV representative says that ‘certainly if we were doing something sneaky, we would not have announced it to the world’
Chairman of regulatory body that awarded license says he was not aware God TV planned to engage in missionary activities, which are prohibited
Easter mass was performed by a small group of clergy at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where many Christians believe Jesus was entombed
The ceremony typically draws tens of thousands of worshippers to an imposing grey edicule in the Holy Sepulchre that is believed to contain the tomb where Jesus lay two thousand years ago
It was a scene being repeated around the world, with the faithful either staying home or practicing social distancing in those churches where public Masses were still being celebrated
In any other year, tens of thousands of pilgrims from around the world retrace Jesus’ steps in Jerusalem in the week leading up to Easter
Many of the country's Jews and Muslims, and some Christian clergymen, wear beards as a mark of faith