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    When the festival of Passover approaches, observant Jews search their homes for any yeast or leaven and then give it away, donate it to charity, burn it, or authorize a rabbi to sell it for them to a non-Jewish buyer. “People who don’t share our faith are helping Jewish people in the observance of their faith,” says Rabbi Yosef Landa of Chabad.org. More

    April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Amidst the clashes over Jewish values that took place during this week’s annual meeting of AIPAC, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, one rabbi tried to find common ground: “America and Israel are built upon values: B’tzelem Elohim, everyone is created in the image of God; kavod habriyot, respect due to all God’s creations. Those are the values that these countries are built on,” said Rabbi David Paskin of the organization Come Together Against Hate. More

    March 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “I don’t think history turned a page” at Auschwitz, says Hungarian actor Geza Rohrig. “Genocide is a permanent possibility. I thought, the bloodiest century is just behind us; the 21st must be much better. Well, 15 years into the 21st, it doesn’t seem very promising.” More

    February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Watch more of our interview with actor Geza Rohrig, star of the Holocaust film “Son of Saul,” who talks with R&E about Max Weber, Martin Buber, Primo Levi, Franz Kafka, and his character, Saul Auslander. “The only person who is … More

    February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “One of the attractions of this strategy is that we’re not just a relatively small Christian community in the United States taking an action,” says Rev. John Thomas, former president of the United Church of Christ. “We’re joining a much broader movement.” But Rev. John Wimberly, a Presbyterian minister, says US churches supporting the BDS movement “are empowering the most extreme voices and the harshest voices on both sides.” More

    February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “When people stand together and see the menorah being lit, we’re hoping to inspire them to a greater level of commitment and dedication to their own faith and tradition.” More

    December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “We’ll find as many opportunities as we can to light the menorah because, after all, it’s about bringing as much light as we can into our world.” More

    December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    The 1965 Second Vatican Council declaration on the relation of the church to non-Christian religions transformed church doctrine about Jews and other faiths. Nostra Aetate had its roots “in the shame and realizations of Christians after the Holocaust for what has been done to Jews,” according to Rev. Dennis McManus of Georgetown University. More

    October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    Watch additional video clips of Kim Lawton’s interview with Rabbi Noam Marans of the American Jewish Committee about the legacy of Nostra Aetate. More

    October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “The impact of Nostra Aetate over the last five decades has been extraordinary. Perhaps the greatest sign of this is that to young people, like undergraduates at my university, Nostra Aetate doesn’t seem extraordinary at all.” More

    October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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