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Beit El

. Seventeen families settled nearby the Israel Defense Forces base. Subsequently the community divided into two settlements. ''Beit El Aleph'' (Beit El A) was a residential religious community (Residential community) in the southern part of Beit El, populated by residents who worked in the free professions outside the yishuv. ''Beit El Bet'' (Beit El B) was settled on the northern hill around the yeshiva center, founded by Ya'akov Katz (politician born 1951)#Beit El Ya'akov Katz

name JTA Eetta Prince-Gibson, ''Battle lines drawn in the West Bank’s Ulpana neighborhood, with far-reaching implications''. JTA, 1 May 2012. the establishment of the Ulpana neighborhood (Giv'at Ha'ulpana) was started northeast of Beit El. It is named after the two illegally built religious high schools for girls (ulpana's). The construction of apartment houses, developed

with the Religious Zionist Movement. The rabbis of the town are Rabbi Shlomo Aviner and Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed who is also the rosh yeshiva of the local Beit El Yeshiva. edu-negev, ''"BELAVE SAMAACH"''. Retrieved 2 March 2013 Economy The yeshiva owns and operates Israel National Radio which operates out of studios in Beit El and Petah Tikva. http


. The population mostly originates from the ancient tribe of Yām (Banu Yam). Due to its long history, the inhabitants of Najran are made up of many ethnic groups, religions and backgrounds. Islam is the religion of all of the Najranis, with Shia (Shia Islam) Ismaili (Ismailism) forming the plurality of the religious adherents. Hanbali, Shafi'i and Maliki Sunnis (Sunni Islam) form the second largest ethno-religious group in the city, while the Zaydi Shia form the smallest

ethno-religious group. The Arabic term '' '' has at least two meanings. It means both the wooden frame on which a door opens and also 'thirsty'. Local tradition also has it that the land derived its name from the first man to settle in the area, Najran ibn Zaydan ibn Saba ibn Yahjub ibn Yarub ibn Qahtan. Najran was the Yemeni centre of cloth making and originally, the ''kiswah'' or the cloth of the Ka'aba was made there (the clothing of the Kaba first started

to be respected by both sides. Protests The Ismailis (Ismailism), a religious and ethnic minority with historic roots in Najrān Province (Najran Province) of southwestern Saudi Arabia, face increasing threats to their identity as a result of official discrimination. With the arrival of Mishʻal bin Suʻūd (Mishaal bin Saud) as the governor of Najrān in 1996, tension between local authorities and the Ismaili population increased, culminating in a confrontation between armed Ismāʻīlī


lost its position as a regional administrative centre by the Roman period (Egypt (Roman province)). Due to its ancient heritage, Thinis remained a significant religious centre, housing the tomb and mummy of the regional deity. In ancient Egyptian religious cosmology, as seen (for example) in the ''Book of the Dead'', Thinis played a role as a mythical place in heaven. Massey 1907: 637 Although the precise location of Thinis

250px thumb right Nearby Abydos, Egypt Abydos (File:Osireion.jpg) (''Osireion pictured''), after ceding its political rank to Thinis, remained an important religious centre. Pre-dynastic and Early Dynastic periods Although the archaeological site of Thinis has never been located, Anderson 1999: 105 evidence of population concentration in the Abydos (Abydos, Egypt)-Thinis region dates from the fourth millennium BCE. ref name "

;Anderson" Patch 1991 Thinis is also cited as the earliest royal burial-site (Ancient Egyptian burial customs) in Egypt. Clark 2004: 115 At an early point, the city of Abydos resigned its political rank to Thinis, and although Abydos would continue to enjoy supreme religious importance, Maspero 1903: 333 its history and functions cannot

Tarim, Yemen

of Yemen (PDRY). Religion was savagely repressed, Islamic scholars were abducted and killed, women went about uncovered and alcohol was sold in the streets. Hadhramaut, despite being part of the communist-aligned PDRY continued to live to a great extent on remittances from abroad. In 1990, South and North Yemen were unified. Culture Hadhramaut is considered the most religious part of Yemen. It is a province in which the mixture of tribal

'' aristocracy, descended from Islamic prophet (Prophets in Islam) Muhammad, traditionally educated and strict in Islamic observance, are highly respected in both religious and secular affairs. Zaydism is largely confined to the Yemeni mountains, where Hashid and Bakil are the dominant tribes. The rest of Yemen primarily adheres to the Shafi’i school of Islamic jurisprudence. Although Zaydis are Shias and Shafi’is are Sunnis, the practical religious differences are generally

the most influential. Many members of the family were respected religious scholars. At the same time, they were among the regions first Western (Western culture)izing elite and contributed to public works projects in the name of modernization. Their palaces remain as testament to both their affluence and the complex identity of the modernizing elite of the colonial (Colonialism) period. Palaces financed by the al-Kafs and other families were executed in the stylistic idioms

Yehud Medinata

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of the kingdom of Israel (Kingdom of Israel (Samaria)), was far more densely populated than Judah itself, and now held both the administrative capital, Mizpah, and the major religious centre of Bethel. Philip R. Davies, ''The Origin of Biblical Israel'' Mizpah continued as the provincial capital for over a century. The position of Jerusalem before the administration moved back from Mizpah is not clear, but from

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Beit Shemesh

Jeffay url http: articles 14949 newspaper The Jewish Daily Forward date 15 January 2009 accessdate 30 December 2011 According to a city councillor, there were no Haredim (Haredi Judaism) in Beit Shemesh before the 1990s. Since then, Beit Shemesh has become increasingly religious (Orthodox Judaism), with a large Haredi sector. Many synagogues and yeshivas have been built in the city. Religious communities

Beit Shemesh Bet''. In ''Ramat Beit Shemesh Bet'', families belonging to Eda Haredit constitute the majority. In 2002, following tensions between the Haredi and non-religious population, plans were drawn up to build another secular neighborhood, HaShachar. In 2007, Ramat Shilo, considered a subdistrict of Ramat Beit Shemesh, with both Dati Leumi and Haredi residents was built. In 2009, it was announced that a new neighborhood, ''Ramat

date 30 December 2011 accessdate 1 January 2012

Roman Kingdom

with religious awe. This made the king the head of the national religion (Roman mythology) and its chief executive. Having the power to control the Roman calendar, he conducted all religious ceremonies and appointed lower religious offices and officers. It is said that Romulus himself instituted the augurs and was believed to have been the best augur of all. Likewise, King Numa Pompilius instituted the pontiffs and through them developed the foundations of the Religion in ancient Rome

religious dogma of Rome . Chief Legislator Under the kings, the Senate and Curiate Assembly had very little power and authority; they were not independent bodies in that they didn't possess the right to meet together and discuss questions of state at their own will. They could only be called together by the king and could only discuss the matters the king laid before them. While the Curiate Assembly did have the power to pass laws that had been submitted by the king

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; It is the capital of Najaf Governorate. It is widely considered the third holiest city of Shi'a Islam and the center of Shia political power in Iraq. The city is home to the Imam Ali Shrine, and hosts millions of pilgrims yearly. Religious significance Najaf is considered sacred by both Shi'a and Sunni Muslims. Najaf is renowned as the site of the tomb of Alī ibn Abī Tālib (Ali) also known as "Imām Alī"the First Imam of the Shiites, the cousin and son-in-law

in important Shia shrine , ''The Boston Globe (Boston Globe)'', April 2, 2003. "For the world's nearly 120 million Muslim Shiites, Najaf is the third holiest city behind Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia." ''Religious rivalries and political overtones in Iraq'', April 23, 2003 "Miscellaneous

a city that possessed a multicultural and religious people. Below is a qoute taken from the Iraq Center for Investigative Journalism, "Mohammed al-Mayali Director of Inspectorate Effects of the province of Najaf said , "The excavations which we have had for years and we still, on the graves confirm that the Najaf contains the largest Christian cemetery in Iraq, cemetery area of 1416 acres called (or Khashm), and the cemetery has a large extension of the province of Najaf " Mayali adds

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