Faith: Jewish

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    Tenafly, New Jersey, is a suburb of 16,000 people, nearly half of them Jewish, just across the Hudson River from New York City. However, when a group of Orthodox Jewish newcomers put up a symbolic boundary called an eruv, Tenafly became one of the latest battlegrounds in an ongoing civil war in the American Jewish community.

    February 21, 2001 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from R & E’s interview with Lewis Rambo, author of the book UNDERSTANDING RELIGIOUS CONVERSION. More

    November 10, 2000 | Comments

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    Tolerant attitudes toward faith-seeking have made religious conversions more common. Still, choosing a new religion is usually a major decision — for converts and their families. In the first of a two-part series, R & E looks at the experience of John Curry, principal of a school for at-risk students in New York. More

    November 10, 2000 | Comments

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    Jews represent just over two percent of the U.S. population. But they’ve become a key voting bloc, sought after by candidates across the political spectrum. How did they react to the nomination of Senator Joe Lieberman as the Democratic party’s vice presidential candidate? More

    October 13, 2000 | Comments

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    Bob Abernethy takes a look at the 7-day Jewish observance of Sukkot. More

    October 13, 2000 | Comments

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    We spoke with Rabbis Deborah Wechsler and Robert Tobin, both of Chizuk Amuno congregation in Baltimore, Maryland, about the High Holidays and their preparation for them. More

    September 29, 2000 | Comments

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    What is the proper place for religion in a politcal campaign? The question is a volatile issue with unclear boundaries, not just for candidates, but for organizations too. More

    September 1, 2000 | Comments

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    These rabbis, cantors, and Jewish leaders from the Washington, DC area are learning how to make synagogue worship more spiritually rewarding. More

    April 14, 2000 | Comments

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    It’s a ritual that has been practiced in the nation’s capital for nearly half a century. For a couple hours a year, government and religious leaders from around the world put politics aside and gather for a morning of prayer. More

    February 4, 2000 | Comments

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    In Baltimore, Maryland, Tamir Goodman is both an Orthodox Jew and a star basketball player. At 17, in his junior year in high school this past season, he averaged 35 points a game and was offered an athletic scholarship next year by the basketball powerhouse University of Maryland. More

    July 30, 1999 | Comments

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