“We have the Torah. That’s the religious law. We can’t go by the laws of the state.”
The Orthodox Church is now at the absolute center of public life and official morality.
Last weekend, church leaders had a party to celebrate – and ask for more money.
In accordance with Orthodox Jewish tradition—and thanks to a simple folding fence—men and women are still praying separately in Jerusalem.
Modern Orthodox children aren't as sheltered from secular life the way some more strict Jewish denominations are, but talking about sex is still taboo, and can leave some kids confused—I know I was.
I spent a year living in an all-male religious commune run by an obscure Roman Catholic sect. Here's what that was like.
For many ex-ultra-Orthodox Jews, leaving the community means being excommunicated by their families, shunned by their friends, and learning how to navigate the modern world alone.
Russian artist Vartan explores his identity in the artistic realm through powerful mystical sculptures.
It's not just screaming children taking the plunge.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a backlash for dining with Italian Prime Minister at a three-Michelin-starred but decidedly non-kosher restaurant.
Every August, pilgrims literally crawl to a holy icon of Virgin Mary that is believed to have healing powers.
A fatal stabbing spree by an ultra-Orthodox man at Jerusalem’s LGBT pride march on July 30 shocked the city, Israel, and the world. VICE News reports on the demonstrations and tension following this event.