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No Time Like the Holidays to Let Differing Beliefs Unite Us

Tamar Abrams | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Tamar Abrams

The lovely blue glass container holds a small roll of parchment on which is written the traditional Jewish prayer that begins, "Shema Yisrael." For those in the know, this mezuzah reveals that those who live in the house are Jewish.

The Rabbi and the Christmas Tree

Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion
Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman

Just before Christmas the previous year, my mother ("Mimi" to her grandchildren) had died in my childhood home in Savannah, Georgia. For the first time in my life I had decided to spend Christmas away from my family of origin, away from Savannah. It was not an uncomplicated decision, but I had made peace with it.

Reddit User Asks Jews A Wonderfully Respectful Question

Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

Reddit user booradius from the San Fernando Valley in Calif. wasn't sure what to do with the mezuzah that previous tenants left on the house, so they ...

Police Question Suspected Mezuzah Burner

DNAinfo | Posted 06.10.2013 | New York

BROOKLYN -- Cops believe the man who lit fire to a dozen Jewish talismans in Williamsburg apartments is a career criminal who was recently arrested fo...

WATCH: Hate-Crimes Unit Investigates Burned Mezuzahs

Newsday | Ellen Yan | Posted 06.09.2013 | New York

Religious objects attached outside the door frames of Jewish homes were burned in a Brooklyn apartment building Monday, New York City police said. Th...

The Mezuzah Needs Federal Protection

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 07.06.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

All too often Jewish residents are intimidated into not putting up a mezuzah even though it is their right.

Astoria Characters: The Well-Engineered Family

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.28.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jarda Nehybka never thought he'd have a wife and two tow-headed toddlers, not at this age, 69.

The Solar Field And The Mezuzah

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 09.17.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

The mezuzah of this field serves to remind us that we need to fix the world. The work of these solar panels is sacred work.

"Reinventing Ritual" at the Jewish Museum

Oliver Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Oliver Noble

Reinventing Ritual is a bold conversation about the Jewish future. Who would have thought it would have happened on the Upper East Side?

Keep Housing Fair

Lonnie Nasatir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lonnie Nasatir

Minorities will not have access to fair housing in the future if condominium associations can hide their intentional discrimination behind facially neutral rules.