Faith: Jewish

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    A new National Geographic film about Jerusalem attempts to transcend the city’s reputation for conflict with sweeping imagery and personal stories of why the city is so loved. “Jerusalem to me is more than a city.” says Farah Ammouri, a young Muslim woman featured in the film. “Its beauty, its spirit, also my religion–but most importantly, it’s my family.” More

    April 25, 2014 | Comments (1)

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    The haggadah is the book that guides Jews through the ritual of the Passover Seder, the meal commemorating their ancestors’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. The Sarajevo Haggadah is famous for its artistically illustrated manuscript pages. Created 600 years ago, “It went through so many different cultures,” observes composer Merima Kljuco, “and so many different people took the care of the book and helped it survive.” More

    April 11, 2014 | Comments (1)

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    “The central moment in Passover is the use of the material—the use of the tools we have with us in the world to bring us to another place.” More

    April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

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    Historian Simon Schama explores 3,000 years of Jewish history and culture in a five-part documentary series and companion book. “The problem of the Jews,” Schama says, “was that they were a nation without a home.” More

    March 21, 2014 | Comments (2)

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    “We are a very noisy, verbalizing, speechifying language animal, and I love that. But we walk around as so many millions of talking books.” More

    March 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

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    “In the last couple of generations, we’ve seen a great increase in Jewish learning amongst women. Women have said, ‘Well, we are also obliged in the commandment. We can take a leading role.'” More

    March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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    “God made us to be in contact with other human beings. And when we take that human contact away, it exacerbates whatever problems that may have been there before. So rather than rehabilitating people, it actually makes them worse,” says Galen Carey of the National Association of Evangelicals. More

    February 28, 2014 | Comments (1)

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    This New Year celebration of trees, observed on the 15th day of the Hebrew month Shevat, has grown in popularity because of its connection to the environment. We spoke last year with Eldridge Street Synagogue educator Mattie Ettenheim at a Tu B’Shevat observance. More

    January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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    “Some people call it laughter through tears. I would suggest you could call it laughter through fears,” says Harvard University Yiddish literature professor Ruth Wisse. More

    January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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    According to many in the Jewish community, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving have much more in common this year than just a calendar date. They both celebrate gratitude, community, and religious tolerance. More

    November 22, 2013 | Comments (1)

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