Faith: Jewish

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    A decade after 9/11, we talk again with a minister and rabbi who revisit their conversation in 2001 and offer their thoughts about revenge, forgiveness, evil, and hope. More

    September 2, 2011 | Comments

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    What is the common denominator when it comes to the melodies of Jewish klezmer music and African-American gospel music? Soul. More

    June 28, 2011 | Comments

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    The Jewish holiday of Shavuot, says Rabbi Shira Stutman, it is a time of “rejoicing in the harvest, rejoicing in this gift of Torah that God has given us, and rejoicing in the ability to learn from Torah in each and every generation.” More

    June 17, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch more of our interview about the meaning of Shavuot with the director of community engagement at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC. More

    June 17, 2011 | Comments

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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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