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    Rabbi Irwin Kula, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, says everything having to do with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is designed “to help us make teshuva, return to that deepest path that we know we want to be on.” More

    September 11, 2009 | Comments (2)

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    "On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur thousands of people gather together and go through many, many prayers in which we ask ourselves, how have I done?"

    September 11, 2009 | Comments (3)

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    "We're already practicing tikkun olam--repairing the world--in our day-to-day lives," says Jonathan Graboies, a resident of Moishe House in New Orleans, "so in a way we're being Jewish even without being in the synagogue."

    August 28, 2009 | Comments (4)

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    An interactive museum in Brooklyn teaches children and their families the universal values rooted in Jewish tradition.

    August 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

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    Dr. Joseph Tate delivers babies the old-fashioned way, using methods some obstetricians call risky. But his patients say God guides his hands. More

    August 14, 2009 | Comments (44)

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    RABBI LAWRENCE TROSTER (GreenFaith): To be bar-mitzvahed is to come of age in the Jewish tradition. For women, it’s bat mitzvah. Many years ago, the rabbis had to create, what you might say, a legal definition of what it meant … More

    August 14, 2009 | Comments (11)

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    Jazz musician Dave Brubeck says "when I write a piece, a sacred piece, I’m looking hard and trying to discover what I’m about, and what my parents were about and the world is about."

    July 10, 2009 | Comments (13)

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    Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Ohev Sholom, an Orthodox synagogue in Washington, participated in an interfaith vigil at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and his congregation's Torah study was dedicated to the memory of the museum security officer who was shot to death.

    June 12, 2009 | Comments (4)

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    "Criticism of Israel indicates engagement with Israel. American Jews should be worried when their children stop criticizing Israel," says Professor Steven Cohen, a sociologist of American Jewry on the faculty at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.

    June 12, 2009 | Comments (5)

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    Read more of the Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly interviews with American Jews about Israel.

    June 12, 2009 | Comments (2)

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