Tag: Holidays

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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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    “Ramadan is that really intense, focused way of fasting and working on our own selves,” says Rahima Ullah, “and then working on our relationships to others and ultimately to God.” More

    July 29, 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

  • thumb02-passoverthemes

    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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