Faith: Jewish

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    It is the task of every generation to retell the Exodus story of deliverance and freedom and to try to make the world better, says Michael Walzer, author of EXODUS AND REVOLUTION. More

    April 3, 2009 | Comments

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    Watch an extended video of our interview with philosopher and author Michael Walzer, who explains the story of the deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. More

    April 3, 2009 | Comments

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    "The Talmud tells us when we go up to heaven and give an accounting of ourselves the very first question the Almighty asks us is whether we conducted our business affairs with integrity and honesty."

    March 20, 2009 | Comments

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    Photographer Yankl Conzen was not Jewish, but he embraced Jewish culture and history. His poignant photographs of Purim depict children from one of Jerusalem's Orthodox neighborhoods.

    March 6, 2009 | Comments

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    These Purim photographs capture the Jewish holiday's themes of identity and masquerade through its tradition of dressing in costume.

    March 6, 2009 | Comments

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    Sholem Aleichem is a writer best known for the stories that inspired the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” He wrote in Yiddish, the everyday language of Eastern European Jews, and he wrote about everyday Jewish life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. More

    February 20, 2009 | Comments

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    It’s not a surprise that America as an ideal offered such possibilities for Sholem Aleichem, even when it disappointed him in its details, because it was a place of reinvention, of transformation.

    February 20, 2009 | Comments

  • Christian and Jewish ethicists gathered recently for their annual meeting, and the discussions ranged from Wall Street ethics and sexual ethics to environmental ethics and the ethics of eating. Read R & E correspondent Judy Valente's report.

    January 29, 2009 | Comments

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    President Obama discusses his plans and hopes for the American religious community. More

    January 23, 2009 | Comments

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    The Chabad-Lubavitch movement formed decades ago with the intention to reach out to the Jewish people, regardless of background, to teach them about their faith. More

    December 5, 2008 | Comments

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