Tag: Orthodox

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    More and more Orthodox Jewish women are celebrating Purim by taking the lead in reading aloud to other women the heroic story of a queen and her people in the Book of Esther. More

    March 21, 2014 | Comments

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    “In the last couple of generations, we’ve seen a great increase in Jewish learning amongst women. Women have said, ‘Well, we are also obliged in the commandment. We can take a leading role.’” More

    March 21, 2014 | Comments

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    Many thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled a wave of violence that was unleashed in 2003 by the US invasion. More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments

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    At the time of Saddam Hussein’s overthrow, an estimated one million Christians were living in Iraq. Now about one-third of Iraq’s Christian community have fled the country in order to escape increasing violence and hostility from their Muslim countrymen. More

    July 23, 2010 | Comments

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    “Any conflicts between Muslims and Copts, in the subway or the market, will always end up being taken in the religious context,” says Alexandria University professor Rifaat Lakkousha. More

    February 26, 2010 | Comments

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    As Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated, watch this wildly popular singer talk about spiritual searching, light in Jewish mysticism, and why “my life is not separate from my music.” More

    December 10, 2009 | Comments

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    Light, says the reggae-loving rocker, “is really a central theme in my music in general, in the story of Hanukkah, and in the spiritual process in general.” More

    December 10, 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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    Observant Jews prepare for Passover by getting rid of everything in the house that is chametz, or leavened. We visited the Orthodox Jewish family of Ari and Shoshana Lerner to see how they were preparing. More

    March 30, 2007 | Comments

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