Topic: Belief and Practice

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    Read excerpts from LUMINOUS ART: HANUKKAH MENORAHS OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM by Susan L. Braunstein and an excerpt about Hanukkah lights from THE BOOK OF CUSTOMS: A COMPLETE HANDBOOK FOR THE JEWISH YEAR by Scott-Martin Kosofsky. More

    December 3, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    As Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan until mid-November, we wondered what it is like to fast during daylight hours for a month -- eating and drinking nothing, not even water. We spent a day with Imam Yahya Hendi, the Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University in Washington and also the leader of the Islamic Society of Frederick, Maryland.

    October 29, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    Read the full interview about Ramadan with Imam Yahya Hendi. More

    October 29, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    Read an excerpt of Dignity Beyond Death: The Jewish Preparation for Burial by Rochel U. Berman. More

    August 13, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    In India, in the city of Kalimpong, the poorest children have one place to go to school. It is called the Gandhi Ashram, and it’s run by a Canadian Jesuit priest. Father Thomas McGuire seeks students out, feeds them, teaches them, and gives them confidence — and violins. More

    July 9, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    We have a story about a gay Orthodox Jew struggling with that seemingly impossible choice between sexual orientation and religion. It’s one of several such stories in a documentary feature film released three years ago and directed by Sandi Simcha Dubowski. The title of the film is TREMBLING BEFORE G-D. More

    May 21, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    Read more of the R&E interview with actor Stephen Baldwin on evangelism. More

    May 7, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    Read more of Jeff Sheler’s interview about America’s evangelicals with Professor Alan Wolfe of Boston College. More

    April 30, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    Buddhist meditation techniques are widely popular, and one such method is called Shambhala meditation, a simplified version of Tibetan practice. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, author and meditation leader, told a group of beginners to relax, note their breathing, set aside their thoughts, and just be — quietly — who they are. More

    April 30, 2004 | 0 Comments

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    The Jewish tradition of tahara, the washing and purifying of a dead body, is considered one of the greatest of all good deeds — mitzvot. Those who perform taharas are volunteer members of the burial society, chevra kadisha. Women attend to deceased women, men to men. More

    February 6, 2004 | Comments (21)

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