Tag: Israel

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    “Jerusalem is a place historically if there is something different about us, let’s fight about it. That’s basically the vibe. And so we and the chorus are trying to create an alternate reality,” says conductor Micah Hendler. He founded the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus, an ensemble of Israeli and Palestinian high school singers. More

    October 2, 2015 | Comments

  • Jordan-River-v5-FEAT

    The Jordan River is the central location for many sacred stories of Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Modern Christians in particular are known to journey to the site some consider to be the religion’s actual starting point. Says Rustom Mkhjian, assistant director of the Jordan River baptism site: “We know this is the spot where Jesus was baptized and Christianity started.” More

    May 29, 2015 | Comments

  • Mideast-Trip-Report-v1-FEAT

    Pope Francis visited sacred sites recognized by Muslims, Christians, and Jews, including the Western Wall. He met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and a range of other religious leaders, made unexpected stops at a terror memorial and at the separation wall that surrounds the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and he inserted himself into the peace process with a surprise invitation to a prayer summit at the Vatican. More

    May 30, 2014 | Comments

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    Of all the tourists who go to Israel and its surroundings each year, it’s estimated that more than half of them are Christian pilgrims visiting the holiest sites of the Christian story. It was Pope Clement VI who made the Franciscans the official guardians of these sites seven centuries ago. More

    March 28, 2014 | Comments

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    “I’d like people to know that there are a lot of people in this country who are into dialogue, education, getting to know one another, trying to, trying to live together,” says Rabbi Ron Kronish, director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Jerusalem. More

    August 2, 2013 | Comments

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    “We play to the heartbeat. That’s our mutual beat. Everybody has their heartbeat, and it’s the rhythm that is unifying us.” More

    July 3, 2013 | Comments

  • thumb01-saperstein-pope

    “There were some bumps in the road” in Pope Benedict’s relationship with the Jewish community, says Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, but “they clearly were aberrations in a path that strengthened relations between the Church and the Jewish community.” More

    February 15, 2013 | Comments

  • thumb01-rabbi-hartman

    On the news of his death in Jerusalem on February 10, we reprise excerpts from our 1999 interview with this eminent Jewish philosopher, leader of liberal Orthodoxy, and founder of the Shalom Hartman Institute.

    February 11, 2013 | Comments

  • thumb01-ethiopiajews

    They say Israel’s Law of Return permits them to become Israelis. But some Israelis wonder whether they are really Jews. More

    March 30, 2012 | 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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