Faith: Jewish

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    “On Yom Kippur you resolve to do better in the coming year, not to be perfect, just to be better.” More

    September 13, 2013 | Comments

  • Pilgrimage to Uman

    View photographs of an annual pilgrimage of Jews from all over the world to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in the Ukrainian town of Uman. More

    September 13, 2013 | Comments

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    “God moves through the artist,” says Rev. Walter Smith, president of the HeathCare Chaplaincy in New York City, and the paintings, sculpture, and installations that result are “avodah”—a single act of both work and worship. More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    “Let the souls of the millions who have died speak to us and speak through us,” said Rabbi Bruce Lustig of the large public art installation that raises awareness of ongoing genocides and mass atrocities. “We all share the same bones. No matter your creed, no matter your color, we are all created in the image of God.” More

    June 28, 2013 | Comments

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    A support group called Footsteps is providing counsel to those who have chosen to leave the confines of the ultra-Orthodox world in which they were raised. More

    May 10, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch more of our interview with sociology professor Samuel Heilman about the difficulties of leaving the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. More

    May 10, 2013 | Comments

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    If the environment is just one more important issue, “it won’t gain the traction that it needs. We need to redefine creation care as the underlying mitzvah or commandment or good deed.” More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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    “The ancient words take on the power they were supposed to take on all along,” says Rabbi Jamie Korngold, who leads a Passover seder in the Utah desert. “We’re trying to take this spiritually rich experience and ignite our Judaism.” More

    March 22, 2013 | Comments

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    “When we walk through the desert, we really get that idea of freedom, of being out in the wilderness and all the spiritual moments that are possible in the wilderness.” More

    March 22, 2013 | Comments

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    Walk through West End Temple in the Rockaways section of Queens, New York, and see some of the destruction Hurricane Sandy left in its wake, from pews and prayer books to stained glass windows, bricks and mortar. More

    March 1, 2013 | Comments

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