Faith: Jewish

  • 05-2002

    To celebrate Passover, Jews gather for a Seder, a special dinner where they retell the story of their ancestors' exodus from Egypt. The Seder ritual is guided by a special book called the Haggadah. In recent years, some Jewish groups have developed Seders with a special focus. Ma'yan, the Women's Project at the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, celebrated the anniversary of its feminist Seder.

    April 11, 2003 | Comments

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    Susan Braunstein, Curator of Archaeology and Judaica at the Jewish Museum of New York, explains the traditions of Hanukkah. More

    November 22, 2002 | Comments

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    Join host Bob Abernethy along with Shaun Casey, Professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary, Jack Moline, Rabbi of Agudas Achim Congregation and a Vice President of the Interfaith Alliance, and Richard Land, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, for a conversation regarding religious views on the war in Iraq.

    September 15, 2002 | Comments

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    “Repentance, prayer, and charity are the hallmark[s] of this season,” says Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor, “We search our souls and then we pour out our souls to God, saying, ‘God help us, give us the strength to be the kind of people that we want to be.'” More

    September 13, 2002 | Comments

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    In the aftermath of 9/11, away from the headlines, families were dealing with their very private and personal grief. Many of those who lost loved ones turned to their faith for comfort and answers.

    September 6, 2002 | Comments

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    “The freedom that is so important in the Passover story, in the Haggadah, is something that doesn’t belong to a specific time period 3,000 years ago…There’s a fresh message available to be garnered from the Passover story no matter when or who is looking at it,” says David Wachtel of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. More

    March 22, 2002 | Comments

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    Hanukkah is a holiday of freedom, recalling the successful Jewish revolt against the Syrians who had conquered and occupied Jerusalem. We heard the story at the home of Rabbi Bentzion Geisinsky, in Potomac, Maryland. More

    December 7, 2001 | Comments

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    During the weeklong Jewish holiday of Sukkot, many Jews build lean-tos, open to the elements, called “sukkahs,” to recall the way their ancestors lived for 40 years in the desert after their escape from slavery in Egypt. More

    October 5, 2001 | Comments

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    “Rather than to try to change God, prayer should change us, should make us better human beings. That is the ultimate purpose of prayer,” says Cantor Abraham Lubin of Congregation Beth El in Bethesda, Maryland. We spoke with him as he prepared for the high holidays. More

    September 21, 2001 | Comments

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    One of the consequences of the Holocaust was its effect on the faith of observant Jews. How could a just God have permitted such a tragedy? Today, the personal story, in his words, of Menachem Daum, a New York television producer whose parents were both Holocaust survivors. More

    August 3, 2001 | Comments

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