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News about Religion and Belief, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
  1. Exploring the World’s Jewish Communities
    Harry D. Wall talks about finding a lesser-known side of Jewish culture, which community surprised him and more.
  2. The Met Opera Stands Firm
    A decision to go forward with a controversial production is a win for the principle of artistic freedom.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.”
  5. After Sweep, Australia Adds Security at Parliament
    The move came a day after 15 people were detained in raids that the prime minister said were based on signs that militant Islamists were planning attacks.
  6. 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.
  7. Fighting Enmity Against Sikhs With Art, Talks and Superhero Garb
    Vishavjit Singh, one of several hundred thousand American Sikhs, has reclaimed his religion while trying to help others understand it.
  8. 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.
  9. Why Take a Stance on God?
    Neither atheists nor believers know whether God exists, but there’s still a reason for them to defend their beliefs.
  10. 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.