Faith: Jewish

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    “Jerusalem is a place historically if there is something different about us, let’s fight about it. That’s basically the vibe. And so we and the chorus are trying to create an alternate reality,” says conductor Micah Hendler. He founded the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus, an ensemble of Israeli and Palestinian high school singers. More

    October 2, 2015 | Comments

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    “We really wanted to create a prayer book that is inclusive of the full range of who is in our community today,” says Rabbi Hara Person, executive editor of the Reform movement’s new holiday prayer book. More

    September 11, 2015 | Comments

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    “We come every year. We sit in these pews, and yet every year our lives have changed, and we can really reflect on that change from year to year. Who is with us this year? Who was with us last year who’s not with us this year? Who’s going to be with us next year?” More

    September 11, 2015 | Comments

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    Watch more of our interview with Rabbi Andrew Busch of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation about Reform Judaism’s new prayer book for the High Holy Days. More

    September 11, 2015 | Comments

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    “Judaism is very deeply rooted in agriculture, and I didn’t know that before,” says Molly Zimmerman, who had the support of a three-month fellowship from Hazon, a Jewish environmental group, to learn about organic farming. “Being able to learn things from the Torah related to the things that I do day-to-day is just mind-blowing to me.” More

    September 4, 2015 | Comments

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    “There’s no quick fix here. You don’t suddenly turn radicals into moderates. You have to educate a generation.” More

    August 7, 2015 | Comments

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    “We have to go back to the 17th century and ask what healed all that harm? And of course the simple answer is that what wins wars is weapons but what wins peace is ideas.” More

    August 7, 2015 | Comments

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    The Jordan River is the central location for many sacred stories of Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Modern Christians in particular are known to journey to the site some consider to be the religion’s actual starting point. Says Rustom Mkhjian, assistant director of the Jordan River baptism site: “We know this is the spot where Jesus was baptized and Christianity started.” More

    May 29, 2015 | Comments

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    The Jewish holiday of Shavuot, says Rabbi Shira Stutman, is a time of “rejoicing in the harvest, rejoicing in this gift of Torah that God has given us, and rejoicing in the ability to learn from Torah in each and every generation.” More

    May 14, 2015 | Comments

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    Watch more of our interview about the meaning of Shavuot with the director of community engagement at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC. More

    May 14, 2015 | Comments

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