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Michele Chabin

Michele Chabin writes for Religion News Service.

Blog Posts by Michele Chabin

Posted by Michele Chabin 38 weeks 4 days ago
BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Two weeks before Christmas, one of the most powerful storms to hit the Middle East in a century dumped several inches of snow on the hills of Bethlehem.In addition to...
Posted by Michele Chabin 43 weeks 4 hours ago
Many artistic renderings of biblical figures hang in churches and museums, but no one really knows what they and their contemporaries looked like.Now, an international team of archeologists, forensic...
Posted by Michele Chabin 49 weeks 4 days ago
JERUSALEM — In a stunning reversal, a feminist Jewish prayer group said it will consider a government proposal to allow a mixed-gender prayer space at the Western Wall — but only after the government...
Posted by Michele Chabin 1 year 2 weeks ago
One week after unveiling an expanded prayer platform near the Western Wall, Israel’s Minister of Religious Affairs reached out to Reform and Conservative Jews in the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah...
Posted by Michele Chabin 1 year 3 weeks ago
Fearful that Syria might retaliate against Israel if the U.S. launches a military strike, Orthodox Jews and others are demanding the Israeli government distribute gas masks that will fit over their...