Judaism

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

Candidates Reach Out to Jewish Voters | March 25, 2016 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

April 7, 2016
Amidst the clashes over Jewish values that took place during this week’s annual meeting of AIPAC, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, one rabbi tried to find common ground: “America and Israel are built upon values: B’tzelem Elohim, everyone is created in the image of God; kavod habriyot, respect due to all God’s creations. Those are the values that these countries are built on,” said Rabbi David Paskin of the organization Come Together Against Hate. More →

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