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    For Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, we recall the life and disappearance of the man who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust. His biographer, Ingrid Carlberg, says “he was the kind of person who preferred to act rather than letting time pass by in endless political discussions.” More

    May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Christians and Muslims share a meal together in an effort to overcome hate speech; scientists and theologians ponder the meaning of life on other planets; and a survivor shares her life story with a group of young Jewish girls.
     
     

    April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “Stereotypes lose their power because they’re replaced by true, authentic relationships,” says Rev. Josh Graves, pastor of the Nashville megachurch Otter Creek Church of Christ, describing his project of engagement between Christians and Muslims. “It’s very hard for people to care about people they don’t know. That’s just true of humans wherever you are on planet earth.” More

    April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “The usual notion is that Christianity would have a special problem dealing with intelligence out there, because it would take us away from being the center of the universe. For some people that’s very threatening, because somehow we won’t be as special as we have been,” says astronomer and former NASA historian Steven Dick. More

    April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “Isn’t it amazing?” says Holocaust survivor Lola Byron, who grew up understanding that “no one was supposed to know I was Jewish.” “So many Jewish young women feeling completely comfortable with where they are and what they’re doing and not having to hide and not having to do it on the sly. It’s a gift. It’s really a gift.” More

    April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    We seem to be hopelessly hooked on our digital devices;  the husband of a well-known NPR host, after experiencing a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, asks his doctor to help him die; preparing for Passover includes getting rid of yeast or leaven … More

    April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “We’re at a moment where we’ve adopted a new technology,” says MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle. “We’ve been vulnerable to its seduction, and we’re also ready to say this has led us not to a good place in terms of how it’s affected our relationships. It’s time for a change.” More

    April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “People need to talk about this issue,” says Diane Rehm, author of On My Own. “Doctors need to be taught about this issue. The whole idea of doctors being taught about helping to keep people alive but not being taught how to listen to those who are ready to die—that seems to me sad and misguided.” More

    April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    When the festival of Passover approaches, observant Jews search their homes for any yeast or leaven and then give it away, donate it to charity, burn it, or authorize a rabbi to sell it for them to a non-Jewish buyer. “People who don’t share our faith are helping Jewish people in the observance of their faith,” says Rabbi Yosef Landa of Chabad.org. More

    April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    In honor of the eight-day Jewish holiday that celebrates faith, exodus, and freedom and that begins with a seder at sundown tonight (April 22), we asked a few writers for poetry about Passover, especially for acrostics—poems in which the first letter of each line spells out Passover or Pesach. More

    April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments