Faith: Jewish

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    “The coming generation must know that there was a Jewish community here,” says Professor C. Karmachandran, who heads a local historic committee struggling to preserve Jewish heritage along India’s Malabar Coast. “One of the most important criticisms that India faces at present is religious intolerance, and this is a lesson of tolerance.” More

    May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “Reading the names makes me feel like I could continue their memories, since there are not many people left to even remember them, no place to visit their remains.” More

    May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “Isn’t it amazing?” says Holocaust survivor Lola Byron, who grew up understanding that “no one was supposed to know I was Jewish.” “So many Jewish young women feeling completely comfortable with where they are and what they’re doing and not having to hide and not having to do it on the sly. It’s a gift. It’s really a gift.” More

    April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “We’re at a moment where we’ve adopted a new technology,” says MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle. “We’ve been vulnerable to its seduction, and we’re also ready to say this has led us not to a good place in terms of how it’s affected our relationships. It’s time for a change.” More

    April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    When the festival of Passover approaches, observant Jews search their homes for any yeast or leaven and then give it away, donate it to charity, burn it, or authorize a rabbi to sell it for them to a non-Jewish buyer. “People who don’t share our faith are helping Jewish people in the observance of their faith,” says Rabbi Yosef Landa of Chabad.org. More

    April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Amidst the clashes over Jewish values that took place during this week’s annual meeting of AIPAC, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, one rabbi tried to find common ground: “America and Israel are built upon values: B’tzelem Elohim, everyone is created in the image of God; kavod habriyot, respect due to all God’s creations. Those are the values that these countries are built on,” said Rabbi David Paskin of the organization Come Together Against Hate. More

    March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “I don’t think history turned a page” at Auschwitz, says Hungarian actor Geza Rohrig. “Genocide is a permanent possibility. I thought, the bloodiest century is just behind us; the 21st must be much better. Well, 15 years into the 21st, it doesn’t seem very promising.” More

    February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Watch more of our interview with actor Geza Rohrig, star of the Holocaust film “Son of Saul,” who talks with R&E about Max Weber, Martin Buber, Primo Levi, Franz Kafka, and his character, Saul Auslander. “The only person who is … More

    February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “One of the attractions of this strategy is that we’re not just a relatively small Christian community in the United States taking an action,” says Rev. John Thomas, former president of the United Church of Christ. “We’re joining a much broader movement.” But Rev. John Wimberly, a Presbyterian minister, says US churches supporting the BDS movement “are empowering the most extreme voices and the harshest voices on both sides.” More

    February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “When people stand together and see the menorah being lit, we’re hoping to inspire them to a greater level of commitment and dedication to their own faith and tradition.” More

    December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

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