Faith: Jewish

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    “This haggadah is trying to draw in as many people as possible to participate in the service,” says artist Mark Podwal, who describes his illustrations for the text. “For me,” says Podwal, “my art is prayer.” More

    March 30, 2012 | Comments

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    “For symbols related to spring…I have flowers growing out of a menorah. I have the fruits of Israel. I have two pomegranates with Torah shields…so that each pomegranate is a mini-Torah.” More

    March 30, 2012 | Comments

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    “Just like oil gives light into a dark room, just like it brings warmth; for a Jew, it also brings warmth and light into his own personal life and into the world as a whole,” says Rabbi Mendy Bukiet. More

    December 16, 2011 | Comments

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    “Nothing Rob Bell has said is new,” says author and columnist Lisa Miller. “There has been this long conversation for twenty-five hundred years about what heaven is and who gets to go.” More

    December 2, 2011 | Comments

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    “Now we have only 5,000 Jews all over India, and in Delhi we have only five, six Indian Jewish families. We are like a drop in the ocean,” says Ezekiel Malekar, keeper of Delhi’s tiny synagogue. More

    October 7, 2011 | Comments

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    “The way we spend our money is ultimately one of the greatest signs of our moral convictions,” says Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz. More

    September 30, 2011 | Comments

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    “We think of 9/11 every day,” says Rabbi Joseph Potasnik of Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights. “All you do when it comes to the anniversary, you try to look back and say have I made a difference?” More

    September 7, 2011 | Comments

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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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