Faith: Jewish

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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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    Winning the Catholic vote could be the key to victory in the swing state of Pennsylvania where Jewish voters are also being courted. The contest in working-class areas of the state like Scranton is particularly intense. More

    October 17, 2008 | Comments

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    Meat is kosher if it has been prepared according to Jewish law and certified so by a rabbi. But what if the plant managers were accused of unfair labor practices?

    October 3, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more from the interview about the Jewish High Holidays with Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

    September 26, 2008 | Comments

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    Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, explains the Jewish High Holiday concepts of sin, repentance, and forgiveness. More

    September 26, 2008 | Comments

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