Faith: Jewish

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    Choral conductor Rafael Schaechter led Jewish singers and musicians in 16 performances of Verdi’s Requem before Nazi audiences at the Terezin concentration camp during World War II. “We can sing to them what we cannot say to them,” he declared. More

    June 3, 2011 | Comments

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    This week the House of Representatives authorized a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery for 13 fallen Jewish military chaplains.
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    May 27, 2011 | Comments

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    “In that courtroom in Jerusalem 50 years ago, people heard the voices of those victims in a way that they hadn’t heard them before,” says Deborah Lipstadt, professor of modern Jewish history and Holocaust studies at Emory University and the author of “The Eichmann Trial.” More

    April 29, 2011 | Comments

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    Rabbi Sharon Brous, founder of IKAR, a Jewish spiritual community in Los Angeles, says Passover is “the centerpiece of the Jewish moral imagination and the Jewish collective memory.” More

    April 15, 2011 | Comments

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    “The idea that it’s possible to move from slavery to freedom and from darkness to light and from despair to hope—that is the greatest Jewish story every told.” More

    April 15, 2011 | Comments

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    On Purim, says Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, the more you can poke fun at the gravitas of life, the better. More

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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    Purim is a bittersweet holiday with a powerful spiritual message, says Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, DC. A story about Esther that seems to be all about chance is really about “God’s presence working itself out in ways we can’t quite understand.” More

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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    A program of study, dialogue, and commemoration encourages Jewish and Christian high school students to understand each other’s faith.

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    March 8, 2011 | Comments

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    “You have a whole new generation of Jews and Christians for whom all this either seems old-fashioned or unnecessary or the job has been done. There’s nothing more to do. Maybe they think we’ve succeeded, but we haven’t,” says one interreligious affairs leader. More

    February 25, 2011 | Comments

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    Jewish singer and songwriter Debbie Friedman, who died in California on January 9, once said that “spiritually if you don’t have the opportunity to exercise your heart and soul you don’t really fully understand all that you are.” More

    January 11, 2011 | Comments

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