Judaism

Religious Freedom Faces 'Serious And Sustained Assault' Around The World : NPR

May 3, 2016
At a time when "religious liberty" has become associated in the U.S. with the right to oppose LGBT protections and same-sex marriage, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom reports on the "serious and sustained assault" on religious people and practices abroad. The organization cites attacks on Muslims in the Central African Republic and Burma to the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe and the repression of all religious activity in North Korea.

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Holocaust Survivor Shabbat | April 29, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

May 3, 2016
“Isn’t it amazing?” says Holocaust survivor Lola Byron, who grew up understanding that “no one was supposed to know I was Jewish.” “So many Jewish young women feeling completely comfortable with where they are and what they’re doing and not having to hide and not having to do it on the sly. It’s a gift. It’s really a gift.” More →

Source: Holocaust Survivor Shabbat | April 29, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

Selling Chametz for Passover | April 22, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

April 26, 2016
When the festival of Passover approaches, observant Jews search their homes for any yeast or leaven and then give it away, donate it to charity, burn it, or authorize a rabbi to sell it for them to a non-Jewish buyer. “People who don’t share our faith are helping Jewish people in the observance of their faith,” says Rabbi Yosef Landa of Chabad.org. More →

Source: Selling Chametz for Passover | April 22, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

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