A senior rabbi in Los Angeles has announced that same-sex weddings will be performed at his synagogue. Sinai Temple is the oldest and largest Conservative Jewish congregation in LA and Rabbi Wolpe's announcement has angered some members.
Back in 2010, an Israeli foodie with a Tunisian passport went to Libya, at the request of an Israeli group that keeps an eye on Jewish Heritage sites there. He was arrested for spying and spent six months in prison.
The government of Bashar al-Assad is pulling out all the stops to gain an advantage militarily ahead of a proposed peace conference in June. Perhaps the key to the government's successes might be the large reinforcement it's getting from Hezbollah.
Filmmaker Marian Marzynski survived the holocaust as a child in Poland by leaving his parents behind and hiding his identity. He recently returned to Poland with other child survivors, and they tell their stories in his new film, "Never Forget to Lie."
Samer Issawi had been on a hunger strike for more than 200 days while in an Israeli prison. Issawi is one of the nearly 5,000 Palestinians being jailed in Israeli prisons for various charges. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
During President Obama's visit to Yad Vashem, he was given some sheet music as a gift. It was a song composed by a Jewish cantor in Amsterdam during World War II. Marco Werman speaks with Ruth Maroko, the cantor's sister-in-law.
Today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar. In Israel, the ï¿½day of atonementï¿½ means that much of the country simply stops. In Tel Aviv, the holiday has turned into a festival of bicycles. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Today's Global Hit; the song that is most connected with Jerusalem Day and the city it celebrates. The song is called 'Yerushalaim Shel Zahav' or 'Jerusalem of Gold.' The song is not without its controversies. Tablet Magazine's Liel Leibovitz explains.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at the White House today for talks with President Obama. The meeting is designed to end a public rift created amid a tense showdown over Israeli settlement. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more.
Leaders of the Palestinian group Hamas will not have a seat at the next week's Mideast peace talks in Washington. But as The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem, some moderates within Hamas still believe that the US can be a fair mediator.
Israel is now waging a campaign to add another issue to the agenda for Middle East peace - the plight of Jews from Arab countries. Palestinians say this is a distraction from the real issue - Palestinians forced to leave their homes in 1948.
Peter Max was 3-years-old when his family fled Nazi Germany to seek refuge in China along with thousands of other Jews during WWII. Now at age 74, the American pop artist tells The World he's returned to China for the first time.
The Israeli version of MasterChef just wrapped up. The finale was the highest rated TV program ever in Israel. It featured an Orthodox Jew, an Israeli-Arab and a German convert to Judaism - three people who in regular life wouldn't be near each other.
The music of German composer Richard Wagner is considered taboo by many in Israelis. That's because Wagner is widely linked with Hitler and antisemitism. But an Israeli researcher says it may be time to rethink Wagner, as Daniella Cheslow reports.