Mezuzah
April 9, 2010
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.
April 9, 2010
Easter East and West
April 2, 2010
Easter East and West
Because of differing church calendars, Western and Eastern Christians usually celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on different dates. Over the centuries, distinct Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Holy Week practices have developed. However, both Orthodox and Western Christians say celebration of ...
April 2, 2010
Lenten Season
February 12, 2010
Lenten Season
Burning palms and imposing ashes at the beginning of Lent reminds us of our human frailty, says Pastor Steve Buechler of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
February 12, 2010
Saint Nicholas Tradition
December 4, 2009
Saint Nicholas Tradition
Saint Nicholas is remembered by Christians on December 6 as a protector of those in need and a model of the true meaning of Christmas.
December 4, 2009
Navaratri
October 2, 2009
Navaratri
Hindu goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswathi are worshipped and honored with fire, water, prayers, chants, and other offerings.
October 2, 2009
Rituals of Yom Kippur
September 25, 2009
Rituals of Yom Kippur
Rabbi Irwin Kula of the National Center for Jewish Learning and Leadership says Yom Kippur and the High Holidays are about life, not death. The paradox, he says, is that "one of the great ways to focus ourselves on life is to think about death."
September 25, 2009
Jewish High Holidays
September 11, 2009
Jewish High Holidays
Rabbi Irwin Kula, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, says everything having to do with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is designed "to help us make teshuva, return to that deepest path that we know we want to be on."
September 11, 2009
Ramadan is Here
August 28, 2009
Ramadan is Here
"Ramadan is that really intense, focused way of fasting and working on our own selves," says Rahima Ullah, "and then working on our relationships to others and ultimately to God."
August 28, 2009
Jewish Children’s Museum
August 21, 2009
Jewish Children’s Museum
An interactive museum in Brooklyn teaches children and their families the universal values rooted in Jewish tradition.
August 21, 2009
Greener Bar Mitzvah
August 14, 2009
Greener Bar Mitzvah

RABBI LAWRENCE TROSTER (GreenFaith): To be bar-mitzvahed is to come of age in the Jewish tradition. For women, it’s bat mitzvah. Many years ago, the rabbis had to create, what you might say, a legal definition of what it meant … More

August 14, 2009
Interfaith Wedding
July 31, 2009
Interfaith Wedding
Sunitha Mani is an Indian Hindu, born in America. Her mother calls her a modern girl. Even so, as she prepares for her marriage, she is going the traditional route, and then some.
July 31, 2009
Faith Communities and Disability
July 2, 2009
Faith Communities and Disability
"He deserves to pray. He has a right to faith, too," says Safiyyah Muhammad of her autistic son, Sufyaan. Their mosque in Irvington, New Jersey and other houses of worship are working to accept and include people with disabilities and special needs.
July 2, 2009