Tag: Jewish

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    RABBI LAWRENCE TROSTER (GreenFaith): To be bar-mitzvahed is to come of age in the Jewish tradition. For women, it’s bat mitzvah. Many years ago, the rabbis had to create, what you might say, a legal definition of what it meant … More

    August 14, 2009 | Comments

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    On May 21, 2009 the Moroccan American Cultural Center and the American Jewish Committee sponsored an interfaith panel discussion in New York City on "Women’s Spiritual Voices: Crossing Continents, Finding Common Ground." Panelists explored the roles of women religious leaders in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.

    July 2, 2009 | Comments

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    Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Ohev Sholom, an Orthodox synagogue in Washington, participated in an interfaith vigil at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and his congregation's Torah study was dedicated to the memory of the museum security officer who was shot to death.

    June 12, 2009 | Comments

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    "Criticism of Israel indicates engagement with Israel. American Jews should be worried when their children stop criticizing Israel," says Professor Steven Cohen, a sociologist of American Jewry on the faculty at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.

    June 12, 2009 | Comments

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    Read more of the Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly interviews with American Jews about Israel.

    June 12, 2009 | Comments

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    Jewish memory is stored and transmitted in the paintings of Mayer Kirshenblatt, who with the help of his daughter Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett has preserved his own memories and the collective memories of a Polish Jewish community before World War II.

    May 29, 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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    Watch more of R & E’s interview with Rabbi David Rosen of the American Jewish Committee about Middle East peace, and the role the leaders of the major faiths should play in facilitating the peace process. More

    May 8, 2009 | Comments

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    Watch extended commentary from Kim Lawton on Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming visit to the Holy Land. More

    May 8, 2009 | Comments

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    Memory and remembrance are central to Judaism, says artist Mark Podwal, whose documentary HOUSE OF LIFE, a loving appreciation of the old Jewish cemetery in Prague, includes the Pinkas Synagogue's memorial to Czech Holocaust victims.

    April 21, 2009 | Comments

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