Faith: Jewish

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    Across the political and theological spectrums, religious conservatives, moderates, and liberals all have their own hopes for President Bush’s second term. Some conservatives say it’s payback time for their support in the election. Others say, “Don’t forget the poor.” More

    February 4, 2005 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from LUMINOUS ART: HANUKKAH MENORAHS OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM by Susan L. Braunstein and an excerpt about Hanukkah lights from THE BOOK OF CUSTOMS: A COMPLETE HANDBOOK FOR THE JEWISH YEAR by Scott-Martin Kosofsky. More

    December 3, 2004 | Comments

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    Rabbi Harold Kushner is well-known for his 1981 book WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE. Recently, Rabbi Kushner wrote a meditation on the 23rd Psalm called THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD. Rabbi Kushner affirms that the 23rd Psalm answers the question, how do you live in a dangerous and unpredictable world?

    November 26, 2004 | Comments

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    Try Jewish cooking authority Joan Nathan’s recipes for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur from JOAN NATHAN’S JEWISH HOLIDAY COOKBOOK (Schocken Books, 2004).
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    September 10, 2004 | Comments

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    We talk about the Jewish High Holidays with a hazzan, also known as a cantor, who leads a congregation in sung prayer. More

    September 10, 2004 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt of Dignity Beyond Death: The Jewish Preparation for Burial by Rochel U. Berman. More

    August 13, 2004 | Comments

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    We have a story about a gay Orthodox Jew struggling with that seemingly impossible choice between sexual orientation and religion. It’s one of several such stories in a documentary feature film released three years ago and directed by Sandi Simcha Dubowski. The title of the film is TREMBLING BEFORE G-D. More

    May 21, 2004 | Comments

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    “Every single food on the Passover Seder plate has a dual symbolism,” says cookbook author Joan Nathan who explains the meaning behind some of the foods of the Seder. More

    April 2, 2004 | Comments

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    The Jewish tradition of tahara, the washing and purifying of a dead body, is considered one of the greatest of all good deeds — mitzvot. Those who perform taharas are volunteer members of the burial society, chevra kadisha. Women attend to deceased women, men to men. More

    February 6, 2004 | Comments

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    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington celebrated its 10th anniversary with a tribute to survivors of the Nazi persecution of the Jews. They honored the survivors, their families, and those who rescued them at the end of World War II. More

    November 7, 2003 | Comments

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