Tag: Jewish

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    Read excerpts from Stephen Dubner’s interview with Lauren Winner on religious conversions. More

    November 17, 2000 | Comments

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    In the second of our two-part series on religious conversion, R & E talks to Lauren Winner. The child of a mixed marriage, she was raised as a non-observant Jew, became an Orthodox Jew, and then converted to Christianity. More

    November 17, 2000 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from R & E’s interview with Lewis Rambo, author of the book UNDERSTANDING RELIGIOUS CONVERSION. More

    November 10, 2000 | Comments

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    Tolerant attitudes toward faith-seeking have made religious conversions more common. Still, choosing a new religion is usually a major decision — for converts and their families. In the first of a two-part series, R & E looks at the experience of John Curry, principal of a school for at-risk students in New York. More

    November 10, 2000 | Comments

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    Bob Abernethy takes a look at the 7-day Jewish observance of Sukkot. More

    October 13, 2000 | Comments

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    We spoke with Rabbis Deborah Wechsler and Robert Tobin, both of Chizuk Amuno congregation in Baltimore, Maryland, about the High Holidays and their preparation for them. More

    September 29, 2000 | Comments

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    These rabbis, cantors, and Jewish leaders from the Washington, DC area are learning how to make synagogue worship more spiritually rewarding. More

    April 14, 2000 | Comments

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    Hillary Rodham Clinton stated that, “In Christian theology, there are sins of weakness and sins of malice,” adding that her husband’s adultery was a sin of weakness. Is there a hierarchy of sin? Are we using the insights of modern psychotherapy to excuse bad behavior instead of merely explain it? More

    August 6, 1999 | Comments

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    In Baltimore, Maryland, Tamir Goodman is both an Orthodox Jew and a star basketball player. At 17, in his junior year in high school this past season, he averaged 35 points a game and was offered an athletic scholarship next year by the basketball powerhouse University of Maryland. More

    July 30, 1999 | Comments

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    The eight-day Jewish festival of Passover commemorates their ancestors exodus from Egypt. To celebrate, Jews will gather for a Seder, Hebrew for "order," to retell the story of the ancient Israelites' deliverance from slavery. Many of us know about the Seder, but few know about the extensive preparations for Passover, preparations which are supposed to cleanse the home and the spirit.

    March 26, 1999 | Comments

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