Judaism in Israel
(Boston Globe, AP article by Amy Tiebel, 12/30/09): Israel's Supreme Court ordered the military yesterday to allow Palestinians to travel on the part of a major highway that runs through the West Bank, handing Palestinians their biggest victory yet against Israel's practice of reserving some roads for Jews.
(1/5/09): An Associated Press story on Dec. 30 incorrectly stated Israeli restrictions on road travel. Israel reserves some roads for the use of Israeli citizens.
(BBC Web site, 7/25/08): The Western, or Wailing, Wall, is the holiest place in Judaism.
(12/18/08): The Western, or Wailing, Wall, is one of the holiest places in Judaism.
Update 18 December 2008: This story originally referred to the Wailing Wall as the holiest place in Judaism. This reference has been amended.
(AFP, 6/10/05): The compound which houses Al-Aqsa, the third holiest site in Judaism, also contains the Western Wall, the most sacred site in Judaism.
(Updated story, 6/10/05): The compound which houses Al-Aqsa, the third holiest site in Islam, also contains the Western Wall, the most sacred site in Judaism.
: Left uncorrected is the false statement that the Western Wall is the most sacred site in Judaism. The Temple Mount is the most sacred site.
(Associated Press Worldstream, Mark Lavie, 4/28/05): The main focus of tension in the city is a holy site revered by both Christians and Muslims - the traditional burial site of the biblical Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and three of their wives.
(Updated story, 4/28/05): The main focus of tension in the city is a holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims - the traditional burial site of the biblical Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and three of their wives.
(Los Angeles Times, Mike Anton, 3/31/04): And, while waning, it [polygamy] is still practiced in the Muslim world and illegally in Israel by some ultra-Orthodox Jews, among other places.
(4/9/04): Polygamy -- an article in the March 31 Calendar section about the history of marriage said polygamy is still practiced illegally in Israel by some ultra-Orthodox Jews. While there are a very small number of Yemenite polygamists in Israel, they are not part of the tradition of the broader ultra-Orthodox community.
(Los Angeles Times, Laura King, 4/5/04): What is traditionally one of the Jewish year’s most joyous occasions–the eight-day celebration of Passover, which begins tonight at sundown–is shadowed by a sense of foreboding.
(4/7/04): Passover–An article in Section A on Monday about Passover jitters in Israel referred to the holiday as an eight-day celebration. Passover is celebrated for seven days in Israel, and eight days in the diaspora.