Tag: Jewish

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    A new book by religion scholar Reza Aslan portrays Jesus as a Jewish revolutionary and just one of many in a line of “failed messiahs.” “It was a phenomenon that was quite widespread and that led to a number of rebellions and insurgencies throughout the first century,” says Aslan, “and the argument of the book is that those zealot ideals and principles are at the heart of Jesus’ teachings and actions.” More

    November 1, 2013 | Comments

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    This modern artist’s body of work was based on the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish Jesus, often depicted with tallit and phylacteries. More

    September 20, 2013 | Comments

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    “This is the rare time when you actually have dedicated moments to think, to reflect, to meditate. It doesn’t happen very often in our lives, and so this really is our chance to change who we are and therefore to change what becomes of us.” More

    September 13, 2013 | Comments

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    View photographs of an annual pilgrimage of Jews from all over the world to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in the Ukrainian town of Uman. More

    September 13, 2013 | Comments

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    “God moves through the artist,” says Rev. Walter Smith, president of the HeathCare Chaplaincy in New York City, and the paintings, sculpture, and installations that result are “avodah”—a single act of both work and worship. More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    If the environment is just one more important issue, “it won’t gain the traction that it needs. We need to redefine creation care as the underlying mitzvah or commandment or good deed.” More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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    “The ancient words take on the power they were supposed to take on all along,” says Rabbi Jamie Korngold, who leads a Passover seder in the Utah desert. “We’re trying to take this spiritually rich experience and ignite our Judaism.” More

    March 22, 2013 | Comments

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    “When we walk through the desert, we really get that idea of freedom, of being out in the wilderness and all the spiritual moments that are possible in the wilderness.” More

    March 22, 2013 | Comments

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    “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

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    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

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