Tag: Holidays

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    “It is prescribed that you should put the lamp in your doorway,” says Susan Braunstein, curator of the Jewish Museum of New York, “so that the people walking on the street will see the lights and know that we are celebrating the miracle.” More

    December 7, 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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    “We asked religious scholars and they said that if we’re out on a mission like this, there is no problem with not fasting on the condition that when you return, you fast the days you lost, because fasting like prayer is obligatory,” says Abu Rmeileh, the first Palestinian to qualify for the Olympics. More

    July 20, 2012 | Comments

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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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    Watch an audio slideshow of Hindu students at Georgetown University celebrating the festival of Holi. More

    March 2, 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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    From generation to generation, adults and children have reenacted the story of the humble origins of Jesus and conveyed the Christmas message. More

    December 9, 2011 | Comments

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    Many Latinos observe what they call the Day of the Dead, when it’s believed the spirits of the departed return to Earth. There are different traditions for this across Latin America, and Hispanics in the U.S. are celebrating as well. More

    October 28, 2011 | Comments

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    Hindus honor thousands of deities, and every Hindu has a favorite god, but Ganesha is “a god that is chosen by almost everybody because he is the remover of obstacles,” says Professor S. N. Shridhar. More

    August 31, 2011 | Comments

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