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Islamic New Year 1436 AH: What Year is it in Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism?
Islamic New Year, or Hijri New Year, will take place on 24 to 25 October 2014, with Hindu New Year. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:19:54 -0700

Abby Taskier: Unified by faith or bound by obligation?
Over the summer, as I attempted to clean out my room and sift through the multitude of half-scribbled-in journals I’ve kept from my early years, I found one from the year 2000. In simple phrasing and rudimentary words, my 7-year-old self detailed the trip my family took to Israel. “Me and my sisters got off the plane and then we kissed the ground,” it reads. “My dad says it is holy.” read more Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:13:47 -0700

Woman makes history at college and in Judaism
Rabbi Deborah Waxman leafed through her mail before unwrapping a small orange, the punch line to a fabled Jewish myth. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:32:58 -0700

Conversation with Mark Oppenheimer
“Every movement in Judaism has to do better at tending to the people who fall outside the paradigm of what that movement is about.” By Cindy Mindell Recent population surveys... Read more » Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:38:47 -0700

Charleston synagogue to host explanatory service
By Lydia Nuzum Rabbi Victor Urecki, of B'nai Jacob synagogue on Charleston's East End, hopes to make Judaism more approachable for non-Jews this Saturday, as well as reacquaint many Jews with some of the central tenets of their faith, during an explanatory service to be held immediately following the normal Saturday service. The idea was inspired by a similar event held at Blessed Sacrament ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:10:42 -0700

Ex-Latin King Hasidic Jew ‘faked being a cop’
The ex-Latin King gang member who converted to Hasidic Judaism only to be arrested for impersonating law-enforcement and EMS personnel “always wanted to be a cop” and even faked his... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:17:54 -0700

Half-mumbled prayers and friction at Jerusalem's holiest site
* Palestinians angered by Jewish visitors to al-Aqsa compound * Site is third holiest in Islam, holiest in Judaism * Non-Muslims allowed to visit the site but must not pray By Luke Baker JERUSALEM, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Israeli and Palestinian police kept a tight watch over the al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday amid high tension between Muslims and Jewish visitors to the holy site and calls from ... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 05:14:12 -0700

Jewish comics aim to fill state’s ‘laughter drought’
African American humorist, filmmaker and stage artist Gina Gold grew up in a New York neighborhood thinking “oy vey” was something all black people said. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:44:50 -0700

Unearthing Magdala: Where History, Archaeology And Religious Traditions Meet
NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Oct. 20, 2014, Nyack College, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins, will host a gathering of scholars and dignitaries from 4:00–7:30 pm at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Manhattan, focused on discoveries from the excavations at Magdala. The unexpected archaeological discovery of ... Tue, 07 Oct 2014 01:00:00 -0700

Religious teenagers are at almost HALF the risk of their secular peers, study claims
A study led by Tel Aviv University has claimed that adolescents who practice Judaism (stock image shown) are less likely to commit suicide than their secular peers. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 03:11:59 -0700

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