Faith: Jewish

  • “God gave Shabbat to humanity,” says Rabbi Nissan Antine of Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland. “It’s about those more interior kinds of things, things about working on your soul, working on your friendships, your relationships. Those are really the important things in life. Those are the things we are going to be remembered by.”

    January 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

  • “When people stand together and see the menorah being lit, we’re hoping to inspire them to a greater level of commitment and dedication to their own faith and tradition,” says Rabbi Chaim Block, executive director of San Antonio’s Chabad Center for Jewish Life & Learning.

    December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • “Facts are facts,” says Holocaust studies professor Deborah Lipstadt, author of “Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory.” “There are not two sides to every story, and there are certain things that can’t be contested.” More

    October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • “We are igniting our lives as humans,” says Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, “using the Jewish toolbox to make what we inherited work for today.” Rabbi Lau-Lavie leads New York City’s Lab/Shul in preparations for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. More

    September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • “There’s something about the shofar that is like the chatter of children. It’s the crying of babies. It’s the mother giving birth. It’s the grief wailing. It is a human, primitive voice.” Watch excerpts from our interview with Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie about the sound of the shofar and the meaning of “teshuvah” during the Jewish High Holy Days. More

    September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • “It is considered the time in the prayer service where we are most open spiritually, and we’re really ready to talk to God,” says Rabbi Shira Stutman, senior rabbi at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC. More

    September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • “What we’re saying is yes, God, I’m in my personal relationship with you, but I’m also in a relationship with all these people around me.” More

    September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • “We’re at a moment where we’ve adopted a new technology,” says MIT technology and society professor Sherry Turkle. “We’ve been vulnerable to its seduction, and we’re also ready to say this has led us not to a good place in terms of how it’s affected our relationships. It’s time for a change.” More

    September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • “I’m very interested in seeing some basic values return to the country. I care very deeply about life, I care deeply about marriage, I care deeply about religious liberty, I care deeply about issues of fiscal solvency,” says Reverend Jim Garlow, pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego. “The national debt is a biblical-moral issue to me, thou shalt not steal from future generations.” More

    July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • “The coming generation must know that there was a Jewish community here,” says Professor C. Karmachandran, who heads a local historic committee struggling to preserve Jewish heritage along India’s Malabar Coast. “One of the most important criticisms that India faces at present is religious intolerance, and this is a lesson of tolerance.” More

    May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments