Bethlehem Bethlehem en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:58:10 MST Newspapers Book review: 'Ruth and Naomi' is an intriguing account of a beloved Biblical story Hoping for a better life after battling famine and oppression, Elimelech takes his family to Moab, setting in motion a series... Sat, 03 Jan 2015 05:00:00 MST Photo gallery: Christmas around the world Thu, 25 Dec 2014 19:20:58 MST In our opinion: Joy to the World — the Christmas Story from the New Testament From the first chapter of Matthew and the second chapter of Luke, we share the New Testament account of the birth of Jesus... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 02:35:16 MST Faithful flock to Bethlehem for Christmas Several thousand Christian pilgrims on Wednesday flocked to the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:32:50 MST Pope celebrates Christmas Eve Mass and calls Iraqi refugees Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve with a late-night Mass Wednesday in St. Peter's Basilica and a phone call to some Iraqi... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:24:32 MST Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:31:06 MDT Winter's snowy barrage hammers US road budgets In Michigan's way-up-north Keweenaw Peninsula, where 200 inches of snow in a single season elicits barely a shrug, officials... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MDT Kerry seeks movement in Israeli, Palestinian talks U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waded again into the nitty-gritty of faltering Israeli-Palestinian peace talks on... Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:28:55 MST US gives $75 million more in aid to Palestinians U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United State will provide an additional $75 million in aid to create Palestinian... Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:17:10 MST Green paint splattered in 2 chapels at National Cathedral; woman arrested A woman was arrested Monday after green paint was found splattered inside two chapels at the Washington National Cathedral,... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:12:25 MDT Christians in Holy Land, Mideast celebrate Easter Catholics and Protestants flocked to churches to celebrate Easter on Sunday in the Holy Land and across the broader Middle... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MDT Obama ending Israel visit with symbolic stops Wrapping up a three day visit to Israel, President Barack Obama paid respects to its heroes and to victims of the Holocaust,... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 07:07:17 MDT Israel sends mixed signals on peace Ahead of the arrival of President Barack Obama on a high-profile Mideast mission, Israel's new government on Monday sent... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 23:12:49 MDT Palestinians unenthusiastic about Obama visit President Barack Obama will find a disillusioned Palestinian public, skeptical about his commitment to promoting Mideast... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 20:05:00 MDT At 60, Peeps more popular than ever It's Easter morning. A boy rouses his younger brother, and they run to the living room to find their baskets filled with... Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:33:07 MST Old Catholic orders fading from Holy Land as nuns, monks age The nuns of Le Creche, the only orphanage in Bethlehem, have raised generations of children in this biblical town. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 23:20:25 MST Student sues over C+ grade Talk about grade inflation. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:13:50 MST Pope's Christmas message focuses on Mideast, China In his Christmas message to the world Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI called for an end to the slaughter in Syria and for more... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 14:11:08 MST Thousands enjoy merry Christmas in Bethlehem Christians from the world over packed Manger Square in Bethlehem Monday to celebrate the birth of Jesus in the ancient West... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 13:24:02 MST In our opinion: Remembering the true meaning of Christmas And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST New female mayor gears Bethlehem up for Christmas Bethlehem's first female mayor, Vera Baboun, can't walk through the main square of the biblical town without being stopped by... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:34:22 MST Jay Evensen: Christmas still offers hope amid sorrow Amid a sea of sorrow, manifest by wave after wave of visitors from different parts of the nation, Chip Carpenter, a police... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST Pilgrims' progress: Religious tourism is growing despite a slow economy Not even a global recession or a movement away from organized religion has stopped the growth of religious tourism. With... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 09:30:00 MST New Christmas carol 'Manger of Bethlehem' by LDS composer Rob Gardner gains popularity on YouTube (+ video) Latter-day Saint composer Rob Gardner recently released a new Christmas carol, "Manger of Bethlehem" which highlights his... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST Fund created in Utah helps educate Ethiopian girls Children of Ethiopia Education Fund (COEEF) was created by Utahns in 2001 to help girls to go private schools. Sat, 18 Aug 2012 21:22:18 MDT Vai's View: Vai's View: Reid family receives support, strength at funeral My wife Keala and oldest son Landon represented our family at Garrett Reid's funeral Tuesday morning, as I am in London... Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:55:16 MDT Andy Reid returns to Eagles after son's funeral Andy Reid returned to the Philadelphia Eagles a day after his 29-year-old son's funeral, saying it's "the right thing to do." Wed, 08 Aug 2012 12:59:38 MDT Eagles players fondly recall Garrett Reid Garrett Reid was a "happy-go-lucky" guy who conquered drug addiction, loved being in the weight room and enjoyed making... Mon, 06 Aug 2012 23:06:53 MDT Aramaic language spoken by Jesus may be revived Christians living in several small villages have been working to revive the language by making a focused effort to teach it... Fri, 01 Jun 2012 04:00:00 MDT Israeli police arrest fly-in activists Israel deployed hundreds of police Sunday at its main airport to detain activists flying in to protest the country's... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 06:25:35 MDT Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land Roman Catholics and Protestants in the Holy Land commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ Friday in prayers and... Fri, 06 Apr 2012 07:25:32 MDT Gulibon '4-peat' highlights Day 3 of PIAA tourney Thousands of fans inside the Giant Center stood and applauded as the final seconds ticked down on Jimmy Gulibon's final high... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:40:35 MST Palestinians to give Israelis deadline on talks Palestinian officials said Saturday they plan to give a deadline to Israel to accept ground rules for negotiations, and... Sat, 03 Mar 2012 10:35:16 MST Biblical gardens come back to life in Israel Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:38:29 MST Jay Evensen: On second thought... Welcome to 2012, the year we finally get to begin the presidential campaigns for 2016. Mon, 02 Jan 2012 00:00:00 MST