News about Religion and Belief, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
- Exploring the World’s Jewish Communities
The Met Opera Stands Firm
A decision to go forward with a controversial production is a win for the principle of artistic freedom.
Yemen: Clashes Unsettle the Capital
Shiite rebels and Sunni militiamen clashed in Sana, the capital, for a second day on Friday in battles that have killed at least 120 people.
Group to Sue After M.T.A. Rejects Ad That Refers to Muslims Killing Jews
The American Freedom Defense Initiative proposed an ad for New York City buses that the transportation agency said “would imminently incite or provoke violence.”
- After Sweep, Australia Adds Security at Parliament
U.S.T.A. Faces Suit On Sabbath Schedule
A Long Island senior tennis team with Orthodox Jewish members says the U.S.T.A. has refused to change its schedule to accommodate the players’ observance of the Sabbath.
- Fighting Enmity Against Sikhs With Art, Talks and Superhero Garb
Liberal Jewish Voters
Liberal Jewish voters are by no means a thing of the past, argues the chief executive of a Jewish social justice organization.
- Why Take a Stance on God?
Bangladesh: Islamist Leader’s Death Penalty Dropped
Bangladesh’s Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of an Islamist political leader on Wednesday who was convicted last year of war crimes during the nation’s 1971 war for independence.