Tag: Jerusalem

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    “The idea of the Talmud is that you are allowed to ask questions about everything,” says Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. He calls the Talmud “the central pillar Jewish culture” and “a vast book encouraging you to ask questions.” More

    November 21, 2012 | Comments

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    The Garden Tomb and Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem “tell the same story” about the crucifixion and burial of Jesus, says Garden Tomb deputy director Steve Bridge, “but on a different site.” More

    March 30, 2012 | Comments

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    “Only with people, with community” will the Holy Land remain holy, says Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal, the region’s Roman Catholic leader. But the number of Christians in Israel and the West Bank is declining at an alarming rate. More

    July 29, 2011 | Comments

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    Christians, Jews, and Muslims all have a sacred connection to the ancient city of Jerusalem, says author James Carroll, and “that sacred connection, even though at the present moment it’s a source of contention, is actually a profound source of union.” More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments

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    Violence in Jerusalem is no surprise, says author James Carroll, “because that’s the human story. The great thing about Jerusalem is it’s a place where the human story gets transcended.” More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments

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    Located in Jerusalem's Old City near the Damascus Gate, this children's charity traces its roots to 19th-century American evangelicals Horatio and Anna Spafford. Together they established a philanthropic and utopian Christian community that was known as the American Colony.

    August 14, 2009 | Comments

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    It was a week of prayers and pleas for peace and gestures of reconciliation to all sides in the Holy Land.

    May 15, 2009 | Comments

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    Visit our interactive map for a closer look at some of the places Pope Benedict XVI is visiting in Jerusalem during his pilgrimage to the Middle East.

    May 11, 2009 | Comments

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    “I don’t think any of us are under any illusions that we’re going to solve the peace problem, but we also realize that you can’t have peace without religious leaders,” says former US ambassador Tony Hall.

    May 8, 2009 | Comments

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    For Jews around the world, sundown on Sunday begins Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish year 5759 and the first of 10 days of awe, a solemn time of prayer, reflection, and repentance. We celebrate these High Holy Days here with a special interview with the renowned scholar and teacher David Hartman in Jerusalem. Our correspondent is Herbert Kaplow.

    September 18, 1998 | Comments

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