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MLK memorial gets a faithful re-write

Aug. 22, 2011James “Plunky” Branch plays the soprano saxophone in silent tribute at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Branch … Continued

Eric Holder rejects ‘stand your ground.’ Does the Bible?

Jacob Langston/ Orlando Sentinel Attorney General Eric Holder is speaking out against ‘stand your ground’ laws, which exist in 30 … Continued

‘The Bible’ returns to television

A scene from History’s “The Bible.” (Joe Alblas — A+E Networks) The Bible, at least on national television, comes in … Continued

Ten Commandments in Texas public schools?

Texas State House representative Phil Stephenson has introduced a resolution calling on all public schools to display the Ten Commandments. … Continued

Joe Paterno: A scapegoat?

AP Penn State head coach Joe Paterno talks with reporters after recording his 409th career win 10-7 over Illinois in … Continued

Purim celebrates the good and bad in all of us

Purim 2012 begins at sundown this Wednesday, March 7, and all I can say is thank you God! Of course … Continued

Matisyahu’s choice

Helayne Seidman FTWP Matisyahu in 2006 with his beard on Manhattan’s upper west side. Rumor and speculation are running rampant … Continued

Occupy the Bible: Why Jesus is not a ‘free-marketer’

You know #OccupyWallStreet is preoccupying the conservatives when Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council feels he has make the … Continued

God’s economic plan

If religion is to be more than psychological Percoset, doing more than deadening whatever pain we happen to feel, then … Continued

Google takes the Dead Sea Scrolls online

Lior Mizrahi GETTY IMAGES A part of the Isaiah Scroll, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, is seen inside the … Continued

Rosh Hashanah Etiquette Guide

Congress closes. Some schools close. Jewish friends are nicer than usual. What’s going on here?

The Sabbath we all need can look different for all of us

We all need a Sabbath, one that nurtures the body and the soul. But as religious leaders tend to spend … Continued

Walmart victory and religious values

LARRY DOWNING REUTERS Plaintiff Betty Dukes talks to the media on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court after the … Continued

Jerusalem Day 2011: history and hope for Israel

RONEN ZVULUN REUTERS A Jewish settler carries a flag during a march from Har Bracha settlement to a lookout point … Continued

Passover: a Seder invitation to all

Passover is not simply a Jewish holiday; it is an invitation to be free and a method for achieving freedom. … Continued

What is love?

By Elizabeth Tenety Palestinians buy flowers for Valentine’s Day in a shop in Gaza City, Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. (AP … Continued

Faith beyond fluff and fanaticism

By Abraham Cooper and Yitzchok Adlerstein Newly- minted Gov. Robert Bentley must think himself twice cursed. He discovered that the … Continued

Atheists angry at God?

Anger at God is nothing new. In the Hebrew Bible, anger goes back at least as far as Abraham, who, … Continued

Executions are down: a Jewish response

Year-end figures show that executions are down 12 percent nationally, from a total of 52 in 2009 to 46 in … Continued

Was Muhammad an Advent prophet?

Advent celebrates the scriptural words prophesizing the coming of the Lord. But should we Catholics also include the Muslim Prophet … Continued