Muslim summit over NYC Islamic center

NEW YORK — Some Muslims who were initially indifferent about a proposed Islamic center near the World Trade Center site are now rallying around the plan, partly in response to a sense that their faith is under assault. [Read more…]

BE A TEACHER:, NOT A JUDGE: Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, presents the most challenging liturgy of the year.  Trying to describe some of the rituals of the Yom Kippur observance to a friend unfamiliar with them, I get stuck putting them into a contemporary context.  [Read more…]

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