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.
The World's Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem on the rising tensions among Israelis about the expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Some fear the growing anger could erupt into civil conflict.
Israel has taken the upper hand in a different Mideast conflict: cooks in a town near Jerusalem have made more than four metric tons of hummus. Doubling the previous record for hummus, set by cooks in Lebanon. Aaron Schachter reports.
At least nine activists have been killed after commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip. Israel says its soldiers were attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. Linda Gradstein reports.
President Obama hosts a Middle East peace summit this week. But there are serious doubts about whether these peace talks will even last a month. One of the difficult issues is the expansion of Jewish settlements. Matthew Bell reports.
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.
The south Indian state of Kerala is home to one of the oldest synagogues in the world and its Jewish community dates back to ancient times. But over the past several decades, most of Kochi's Jews have gone to Israel.