Tag: Jewish

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    “For symbols related to spring…I have flowers growing out of a menorah. I have the fruits of Israel. I have two pomegranates with Torah shields…so that each pomegranate is a mini-Torah.” More

    March 30, 2012 | Comments

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    “Just like oil gives light into a dark room, just like it brings warmth; for a Jew, it also brings warmth and light into his own personal life and into the world as a whole,” says Rabbi Mendy Bukiet. More

    December 16, 2011 | Comments

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    “The way we spend our money is ultimately one of the greatest signs of our moral convictions,” says Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz. More

    September 30, 2011 | Comments

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    “Have we healed? Yes, healed with a hole. It’s never a complete healing, but at least there a willingness to write a new chapter of life,” says Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, a New York Fire Department chaplain. More

    September 9, 2011 | Comments

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    “We think of 9/11 every day,” says Rabbi Joseph Potasnik of Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights. “All you do when it comes to the anniversary, you try to look back and say have I made a difference?” More

    September 7, 2011 | Comments

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    A decade after 9/11, we talk again with a minister and rabbi who revisit their conversation in 2001 and offer their thoughts about revenge, forgiveness, evil, and hope. More

    September 2, 2011 | Comments

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    What is the common denominator when it comes to the melodies of Jewish klezmer music and African-American gospel music? Soul. More

    June 28, 2011 | Comments

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    The Jewish holiday of Shavuot, says Rabbi Shira Stutman, it is a time of “rejoicing in the harvest, rejoicing in this gift of Torah that God has given us, and rejoicing in the ability to learn from Torah in each and every generation.” More

    June 17, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch more of our interview about the meaning of Shavuot with the director of community engagement at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC. More

    June 17, 2011 | Comments

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    Choral conductor Rafael Schaechter led Jewish singers and musicians in 16 performances of Verdi’s Requem before Nazi audiences at the Terezin concentration camp during World War II. “We can sing to them what we cannot say to them,” he declared. More

    June 3, 2011 | Comments

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