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13 Of The Most Unusual Places For The Angel Moroni Around The World

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

The Angel Moroni cuts a striking figure in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. From his perch atop the steeples of LDS ...

The Israel Sermon Rabbis Should Dare to Deliver ...

Gil Troy | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Gil Troy

Treating Israel as radioactive is a form of delegitimization. Our enemies -- and we do have enemies -- win every time we avoid discussing an entire country, in all its complexity, because it has become "too hot to handle."

Hineni -- Here I Am

Alisa Schindler | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion
Alisa Schindler

I look around at the congregation and see so many friends and familiar faces. My prayer book with my grandmother's inscription rests on my lap. I feel warm and connected. Hineni, I think, here I am.

Redemption in the Present Tense

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

This week, Jews around the world are marking Tisha B'Av, a day of mourning for all that is broken in ourselves and in our world. Judaism generally pla...

Visiting Bali, Indonesia: Earth's Paradise

The Surf Channel | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
The Surf Channel

Kneading my toes through the island's chalky-white sand beaches, while staring hypnotized at a sunset burning out over the sapphire and emerald waters.

The Divine Presence in Time and Space (Shlach, Numbers 13:1-15:41)

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

Their idea of God is a divinity limited in time and space. God gets fed up at the peoples' continued lack of faith and tells Moses that it is time to destroy them and start again with Moses as a second Abraham.

Jesus the Strategist: Part II

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

By the time Jesus got to the outskirts of Jerusalem, the Jewish leaders -- the priests, the Pharisees, the Sanhedrin -- were concerned about the large number of people who apparently had joined up with him. Was Jesus about to launch a campaign to anoint himself as the expected Messiah?

The Potential Challenges of Temple Visits as Teaching Tools

Murali Balaji | Posted 04.27.2014 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Schools that are able to nuance the separation of church and state do have a tremendous opportunity to use temple visits to supplement what students are learning about Hinduism.

'Thou Shalt Donate to Overhead Costs': the Biblical Commandment of Keeping the Lights On (Tetzaveh, Exodus 27:20-30:10)

Rabbi Mishael Zion | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Mishael Zion

This summer the usually sleepy world of nonprofit organization talk was rocked by a campaign to 'Debunk the Overhead Myth.' A coalition of experts claimed that, counter to popular belief, 'overhead is a poor measure of a charity's performance.'

How I Overcame My Fears And Traveled To India

Rachael Stark | Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

I had put off my trip to India twice. The first time, I blamed it on my job at NYU. The second time, I blamed it on a dying relative who did not exist. On both occasions I lied. When my boss asked me to go, I was out of excuses. As a freelancer for an online Hindu magazine who had written dozens of profiles of prestigious yogis, Swamis, and the nuances of Indian culture, it was my professional duty. Still, I was terrified.

Testing the Fates at Chao-Tian Temple in Beigang, Taiwan

Rachel Chang | Posted 11.20.2013 | Travel
Rachel Chang

I looked down at the two wooden objects on the concrete floor, baffled. "See? They're smiling at you," my grandma said. It wasn't until years later when I that I stopped by the Chao-Tian Temple (also called Matzu Temple) and tried to understand the significance of the block throwing.

Hoosiers Rally Late

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 05.24.2013 | Sports

DAYTON, Ohio — Indiana's season, the one that's supposed to finish with confetti falling and nets coming down, was minutes from ending in shock ...

Temple Holds On

AP | JOE KAY | Posted 05.22.2013 | Sports

DAYTON, Ohio — Khalif Wyatt grabbed his left thumb – the one alarmingly wrapped in black support tape – pulled it toward his stomach...

Bubble Watch: Who Will Get Final NCAA Spots?

Posted 03.17.2013 | Sports

For better or worse, there's still time for teams to secure a bid in the NCAA Tournament. Given the limitations of the field of 68, however, every spo...

Houses of Worship in New York City

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York
NYC-ARTS

Just as New York has an abundance of cultural events, it has an extraordinary range of spaces to accommodate them--many of which are houses of worship.

Bubble Watch: Kentucky, Virginia Among Teams With Work To Do

Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports

With the NCAA Tournament's dance card filling up, college basketball teams still on the bubble are running out of time to bolster their claims for a s...

Temple Upsets No. 3 Syracuse

AP | JIM O'CONNELL | Posted 02.21.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Khalif Wyatt had never been in Madison Square Garden let alone played there. The Philadelphia native left the building on Saturday a...

What Would Jesus Have On His iPod?

Harris Silver | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Harris Silver

While I always thought it was preposterous to ask what would Jesus drive, it does seem reasonable to ask what would Jesus listen to -- which is what Hillel Tigay asked when he started on a journey to create a modern album of ancient music

Slurping Kitten Teaches Kids About Forgiveness

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 12.22.2012 | Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer

This year, my son learned more than he ever has about what it means to seek forgiveness after he does something wrong.

What Michele Bachmann Said at the Temple

John Blumenthal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Michele Bachmann recently visited a Chicago synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur. Her unwanted presence there drove many attendees to leave, and to later donate to her opponent in the Congressional race in Minnesota. Here are a few things she said that pissed them off:

Buddha Doodle -- 'Temple'

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.23.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Whose House Are You Building? The Message of Haggai

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Maybe "success" in a church is a lot less about how many people are in the pews on Sunday morning and a lot more about how many people in the community find sacred space within the church's everyday life.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Must-Sees In Myanmar

Kensington Tours | Posted 07.30.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Don't be surprised if monks and nuns share the same status as rock-stars and celebrities -- it is truly unlike any place you know!

Buddhist Monk Accused In Alabama Temple Killing

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion

A Buddhist monk has been charged with beating to death the head monk of his temple. According to NBC-affiliate WTVA, Vern Phdsamay, 32, was arrest...

Honoring W.E.B. Du Bois 2012

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 06.24.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

The Board of Trustees at the University of Pennsylvania appointed Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies on February 17th 2012. This short video captures the day's activities.