Faith: Jewish

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    “There is a profound sense of the divine sparks of God being everywhere and that the role of the devoted person is to bring those divine sparks together again.” More

    November 21, 2012 | Comments

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    Eating the week before Thanksgiving on a food stamp budget is an effort “to deepen our understanding about America,” says Rabbi Lenny Gordon. More

    November 16, 2012 | Comments

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    “The tradition of the prophets said whatever you are doing is not really working as long as there are people who are hungry, who are without clothing, who are without shelter. That’s how you judge a society.” More

    November 16, 2012 | Comments

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    The Chabad Center of the Five Towns in Cedarhurst, New York has been providing up to 2,000 meals every day. More

    November 9, 2012 | Comments

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    “It’s an expression of the love for our Torah, our teachings. It’s also a great way to begin the New Year,” says Rabbi David Shneyer, spiritual leader of Kehila Chadasha and the Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Center of Greater Washington. More

    October 5, 2012 | Comments

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    This important Jewish festival celebrates “an indulging of the senses.” More

    September 28, 2012 | Comments

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    “The richness of the melodies, the music—it leaves you with an indelible imprint” during the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, says Rabbi Joshua Maroof. More

    September 14, 2012 | Comments

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    In advance of the Jewish High Holidays, “You pray the selichot, and you leave with the melodies on your lips and your mind throughout the whole day. The music stays in your heart.” More

    September 14, 2012 | Comments

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    “We often think of meditation as being primarily a solo activity, but there is a communal aspect even though you’re in silence… I think that communal aspect is part of what helps build that habit of heart over time,” says Pastor Cathy Abbott of Arlington Temple United Methodist Church. The church hosts daily silent group meditation for people of all faiths. More

    September 13, 2012 | Comments

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    We all choose how to read religious texts, says this Vanderbilt Divinity School New Testament and Jewish studies professor who proposes that “what we can do is read graciously in the presence of our neighbor.” More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments

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