Tag: Jewish

  • 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 (8)

  • Watch an extended video of our interview with philosopher and author Michael Walzer, who explains the story of the deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. More

    April 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

  • Meat is kosher if it has been prepared according to Jewish law and certified so by a rabbi. But what if the plant managers were accused of unfair labor practices?

    October 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, explains the Jewish High Holiday concepts of sin, repentance, and forgiveness. More

    September 26, 2008 | Comments (1)

  • Now, a profile of a devout man of apparently boundless energy who teaches children how to play soccer -- and a lot more.

    August 8, 2008 | Comments (1)

  • Each year at Passover, a couple in Roseland, New Jersey invent new ways to dramatize and sing about the traditional story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt. They’ve become so good at it and have so much fun there’s now a waiting list of their friends who want to come. More

    April 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • Jewish prayer shawls are called tallit. The elaborately braided fringes, the tzitzit, on the four corners of the shawls, represent God’s 613 commandments to the Jews. We discovered a synagogue with a class in which boys and girls preparing for their coming of age ceremonies, bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs, make their own tallit. More

    February 8, 2008 | Comments (3)

  • The annual New York Jewish Film Festival showed a selection of films that “ask hard questions about life, culture, identity, and politics,” according to Richard Pena, the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s program director and a member of the festival’s selection committee. More

    January 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

  • Heschel is widely considered to be one of the greatest American religious figures of the last century — a rabbi, theologian, social activist and mystic admired by Christians as well as Jews. More

    January 18, 2008 | Comments (8)

  • Read more of Bob Abernethy’s interview about scriptural reasoning with David Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity and director of the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme at the University of Cambridge. More

    October 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

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