That IS how you say ?Hummus? in Arabic: Language instruction for the children of Abraham.

‘Shalom’ and ‘Salaam’: Day Schools Embrace Arabic

Outside their classroom window a beautiful spring afternoon is blooming, but a few students at Ramaz, a Modern Orthodox academy in Manhattan, have stayed after school for a foreign-language club.

A Tale of Two Pontiffs: Popes John Paul II (left) and Benedict XVI both spoke at Yad Vashem, but where the former won plaudits, the latter has been panned.

Pope’s Shoah Words: Did He Fall Short?

Former Israeli Ashkenazic chief rabbi Israel Meir Lau was among those who were critical of Pope Benedict XVI’s address at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial. Below are the texts of the addresses the two pontiffs made at Yad Vashem, Benedict XVI on May 11, and John Paul II on March 23, 2000.

As German-born Pontiff Visits Jewish State, Sharp Reactions

The outcry started even before he arrived. One week prior to Pope Benedict XVI’s four-day visit to the Holy Land, Israeli Knesset Member Michael Ben Ari of the right-wing National Union party called on Israeli officials to boycott the visit.

Alan Solow: Conference chair.

Obama’s Jewish Backers May Be in the Middle as U.S.-Israel Tensions Rise

As tension builds between the new Obama administration in Washington and the new Netanyahu government in Jerusalem, two of President Obama’s closest Jewish allies may find themselves increasingly in the middle.

Procession: Christian Orthodox worshippers carry wooden crosses in the Church of the Holy Sepulcre. A question about the site is featured on a new Facebook trivia application.

Israeli Consulate Launches Christian ‘Holy Land’ Quiz

How many Stations of the Cross are there? Where was Jesus arrested?