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Rick Warren, Angela Buchdahl, and Yasir Qadhi

Finding Your Roots reveals the ancestral pasts and family histories of religious leaders Pastor Rick Warren, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, and Sheikh Yasir Qadhi. Watch full episode. Episode credits.

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Angela Buchdahl: A Korean and Jewish Heritage

I didn’t even know that women could become rabbis, let alone a woman whose mother is a Korean Buddhist! To my surprise, I encountered Angela Buchdahl: the world’s first Jewish-Korean female cantor and rabbi, presiding over one of our country’s largest and most beautiful synagogues in the middle of Manhattan. Continue reading …

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Not Just Part of My DNA

Korean-American Rabbi Angela Buchdahl talks with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. about coming to terms as a young adult with not looking classically Jewish, and the moment when she realized she wanted to become a Jewish rabbi. Watch video.

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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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