Tag: tradition

  • Schama-Extended-FEAT

    “We are a very noisy, verbalizing, speechifying language animal, and I love that. But we walk around as so many millions of talking books.” More

    March 21, 2014 | Comments

  • Womens-Purim-FEAT-2

    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

  • Rabbi-Elton-Extended-FEAT

    “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

  • thumb-holyweek

    Read an excerpt from IN THE COMPANY OF CHRIST: A PILGRIMAGE THROUGH HOLY WEEK by Benedicta Ward. More

    March 30, 2012 | Comments

  • thumb2-illuminatedpsalms

    View a gallery of images illuminating the psalms by Hebrew manuscript artist Debra Band. More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments

  • thumb01-shofar

    The blast of the shofar during the High Holy Days, says Rabbi Irwin Tanenbaum, “sends a shiver. We can be better than we are.” More

    September 3, 2010 | Comments

  • thumb2-illuminatedpsalms

    View a gallery of images illuminating the psalms by Hebrew manuscript artist Debra Band.

    July 2, 2010 | Comments

  • thumb-mezuzah

    “It’s affixed and not movable, because that’s like God is—our rock, always there, always affixed to our hearts,” says Rabbi Tamara Miller. More

    April 9, 2010 | Comments

  • thumb-hinduism

    Bhavana Gupta says her generation will go to a Hindu temple in New Delhi and say, “Let’s give the priest 500 rupees to have him do a good prayer service for us.” But the younger generation questions this traditional Hindu practice and asks why. More

    January 22, 2010 | Comments

  • thumb01-walzerextra

    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 | Comments

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