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Three religions. Three holidays. Three common denominators: Goats, sacrifice, and prayer.
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(Matt York/AP) For many of us in the Jewish community, the long-awaited breaking of the Yom Kippur fast signals the … Continued
Jewish congregations have come late to the potential of reaching live audiences through multimedia.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Hassidic sect Vizhnitz gather on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean sea as they participate in a … Continued
A Free Syrian Army fighter mourns at the grave of his father, who was killed by what activists said was … Continued
Sept. 3, 2013A worker removes notes from the cracks of the Western Wall. Workers cleaned out the cracks Sunday and … Continued
I commemorate this time of year partly due to my Jewish tradition, but also because I want to help change that tradition into a more godless one.
Secretary of State John Kerry has made it his personal mission to revive peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Yet … Continued
Oded Balilty AP An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken during the Kaparot ritual, in which it is believed that … Continued
AP Todd Akin speaks in Jefferson City, Mo., on Aug. 10. Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has vowed to stay in … Continued
Cindy Yamanaka, AP Laura DeRosa of Mission Viejo, center, prays at the Mission Basilica in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. on … Continued
Every year it’s the same story: Another person, group, or institution attacks the observance of religious holidays in the name … Continued
In a genuine spirit of bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats should all be able to agree that General Dwight David Eisenhower … Continued
Christmas, Yom Kippur and, increasingly, the Eid celebrations after Ramadan are ingrained in the national consciousness as days of significance. … Continued
Chris Pizzello AP Actor Robert Downey Jr., left, accepts the 25th American Cinematheque Award from presenter Mel Gibson during a … Continued
The holiday time is a process and experience of internalization of God as the core and goal of our lives, … Continued