Tag: Holidays

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    During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. “Fasting, for me, is a constant prayer that you’re engaged in throughout the day. For 12 hours or more, you’re praying,” says Zuleqa Husain, a young American Muslim. More

    October 14, 2005 | Comments

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    For over 50 years, a family of New York City philanthropists has commissioned prominent artists to interpret Passover themes for the extended family’s annual seder, and now some of the remarkable results are available for all to see at the New York Public Library. More

    April 29, 2005 | Comments

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    Tibetan Buddhists celebrated their New Year, called Losar, with traditional services of prayer and purification, sending positive energy into the world, they hope, to help bring about peace. More

    February 18, 2005 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from LUMINOUS ART: HANUKKAH MENORAHS OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM by Susan L. Braunstein and an excerpt about Hanukkah lights from THE BOOK OF CUSTOMS: A COMPLETE HANDBOOK FOR THE JEWISH YEAR by Scott-Martin Kosofsky. More

    December 3, 2004 | Comments

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    We talk about the Jewish High Holidays with a hazzan, also known as a cantor, who leads a congregation in sung prayer. More

    September 10, 2004 | Comments

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    “Every single food on the Passover Seder plate has a dual symbolism,” says cookbook author Joan Nathan who explains the meaning behind some of the foods of the Seder. More

    April 2, 2004 | Comments

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    Many of the best known Christmas traditions were actually adapted from pagan practices and given new Christian meanings. More

    December 19, 2003 | Comments

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    Christians say the 2,000-year-old Easter themes of suffering, redemption, and hope have enduring meaning. Author and ordained Presbyterian minister Frederick Buechner says he finds great reassurance in those beliefs, especially during a time of war and uncertainty. More

    April 18, 2003 | Comments

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    Susan Braunstein, Curator of Archaeology and Judaica at the Jewish Museum of New York, explains the traditions of Hanukkah. More

    November 22, 2002 | Comments

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    “Repentance, prayer, and charity are the hallmark[s] of this season,” says Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor, “We search our souls and then we pour out our souls to God, saying, ‘God help us, give us the strength to be the kind of people that we want to be.'” More

    September 13, 2002 | Comments

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