Faith: Jewish

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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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    “The religion of Jesus was Judaism, not Christianity…Jesus was not coming to innovate and start a new religion. He was coming to reinforce the Torah.” More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments

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    Individual liberty versus the common good and the ongoing need for comprehensive immigration reform were among the issues religious groups continued to debate as the High Court’s current term came to a close More

    June 29, 2012 | Comments

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    For Holocaust Remembrance Day we talk with Ilie Wacs and Deborah Strobin, a brother and sister who have written a memoir about their family’s life as Jewish refugees in the Far East during World War II and their connection to the larger Jewish story of survival and endurance. More

    April 20, 2012 | Comments

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    Watch more of Kim Lawton’s interview with a sister and brother who describe how their family survived World War II in a Jewish ghetto in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. More

    April 20, 2012 | Comments

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