Thursday, June 20, 2019

Religion

Kosher Goes Green

17:13 30 November in Culture, Latest, Religion
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By Lily Hoffman Simon Have you ever sat in an empty Chinese restaurant on Christmas day feeling like you are the only person in the whole country not congregating around a tree?  For those who keep kosher, resisting the temptation to order shrimp for their fried...

People of the Book: The Finkler Question and the New Anti-Semitism

15:38 24 November in Arts & Culture, Culture, History, Latest, Politics, Religion
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by Daniel Kieval In Howard Jacobson's Booker-prize winning novel, The Finkler Question, Jewish residents of London are increasingly alarmed by the growing number of anti-Semitic attacks worldwide. The characters receive streams of news reports in which anger or hatred toward Israel fuels violence toward Jews everywhere,...

Saving the World Through Rest

14:27 16 November in Latest, Religion
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By Daniel Kieval Shabbat, the seventh day, the day of rest, is a strange concept to so many today. The long lists of prohibited actions seem to run counter to popular notions of individual choice and freedom, and the idea of temporarily disengaging from the continual...