The importance of place to Jewish and Muslim identity intensifies Israeli-Palestinian conflicts over land, as illustrated by the disputed construction of a museum affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Jerusalem's Mamilla cemetery.
Basya Schechter, lead singer of Pharaoh's Daughter, draws on her ultra-Orthodox childhood to craft songs for the band.
In Poland, which was once home to the largest Jewish community in Europe, prisoners are refurbishing abandoned Jewish cemeteries.
Allegra Goodman’s digital-age romance mixes a traditional story line with some intellectual oomph.
Antonia the polar bear swims at Zoom Erlebniswelt amusement park in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Tuesday.
An art gallery's exhibition poster that features a Mickey Mouse head and a swastika has outraged many in Poland, which lost 6 million citizens to the Holocaust.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews, whose influence is growing, defied a recent ruling of the secular Supreme Court. A domestic Israeli conflict is brewing over the Ultra-Orthodox, whose men refrain from military service and generally choose state-subsidized study over employment.
A journalist grows closer to his Iraqi-born father as they journey together to Kurdistan to explore their family roots.
A fan who is bundled up in the cold waits for the start of the 2010 World Cup group A soccer match between France and Mexico at Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane on Thursday.