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Chagall’s Jewish Jesus
September 20, 2013
Chagall’s Jewish Jesus
This modern artist’s body of work was based on the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish Jesus, often depicted with tallit and phylacteries.
September 20, 2013
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Robert Randolph and “Sacred Steel”
September 16, 2013
Robert Randolph and “Sacred Steel”
We caught up last month at the 9:30 Club in Washington with Robert Randolph and the Family Band and their “House of God sound.”
September 16, 2013
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Syria Conflict, Birmingham Church Bombing 50th Anniversary, Kever Avot
September 13, 2013
Syria Conflict, Birmingham Church Bombing 50th Anniversary, Kever Avot
Moral considerations as the Syria crisis continues to unfold; 50th anniversary of a bombing that killed four African-American girls in a Birmingham, Alabama church; and visiting the graves of one's ancestors during the Jewish High Holy Days.
September 13, 2013
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Syria Conflict
September 13, 2013
Syria Conflict
"It is only the threat of force that has brought the Syrians to this point, a point that they’ve resisted for decades," says Brookings Institution senior fellow William Galston. "So it is unrealistic to forswear the use of force unless and until an agreement can be reached."
September 13, 2013
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Birmingham Church Bombing 50th Anniversary
September 13, 2013
Birmingham Church Bombing 50th Anniversary
"If four little girls dressed in white for Sunday school can be blown to pieces because of hatred, everyone has to stop and think, where are we going as a society?"
September 13, 2013
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Glenn Eskew Extended Interview
September 13, 2013
Glenn Eskew Extended Interview
“Sixteenth Street Church had unwillingly come into the civil rights movement and was quick to exit the movement—and yet in many ways it becomes the symbol of the movement in Birmingham—so much so that following the dynamite blast, many of its members leave.”
September 13, 2013
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Kever Avot
September 13, 2013
Kever Avot
"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."
September 13, 2013
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Rabbi David Wolpe Extended Interview
September 13, 2013
Rabbi David Wolpe Extended Interview
“On Yom Kippur you resolve to do better in the coming year, not to be perfect, just to be better.”
September 13, 2013
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Debating Intervention in Syria, Guantanamo Ethics, Buddhist University in India
September 6, 2013
Debating Intervention in Syria, Guantanamo Ethics, Buddhist University in India
A conversation about religious opposition to a possible missile strike on Syria; the complex ethical and moral questions in the debate over Guantanamo Bay; and the effort to revive an ancient Buddhist university in one of India's holiest locations.
September 6, 2013
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Debating Intervention in Syria
September 6, 2013
Debating Intervention in Syria
"I think the missile strike doesn’t do the most essential thing, which is saving the people of Syria. And we could do more if we spent the money we’re spending on bombs on caring for the refugees," says Father Drew Christiansen.
September 6, 2013
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Guantanamo Ethics
September 6, 2013
Guantanamo Ethics
A growing movement is renewing calls to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, citing concerns about the treatment of detainees. "We need to understand what detention centers of that sort do to the moral fabric and psychic fabric of a soul. They are killing," says Nancy Sherman, author of ...
September 6, 2013
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Buddhist University in India
September 6, 2013
Buddhist University in India
For decades, the Indian government has encouraged pilgrims to come to one of India’s holiest locations, the ancient city of Bodh Gaya. Now there is an effort to revive the Buddhist university that once flourished there long before universities like Cambridge and Oxford were founded in the West.
September 6, 2013
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