Monthly Archives: March 2015

24Mar, 2015

The Destruction of Nimrud

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City of Nimrud

The Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL) has enacted a brutal and violent version of Islamic Law in the regions it controls in Iraq and Syria. The group has executed journalists, soldiers, aid workers and religious minorities, and posted gruesome videos of t…

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20Mar, 2015

Judaism and the Life of Leonard Nimoy

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Leonard Nimoy and Judaism

Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock on “Star Trek,” died on February 27. He was 83 and had been suffering from pulmonary disease, which he attributed to many years of smoking. Nimoy was born in Boston, and his parents were Yiddish-speaking Orthodox Jews who emig…

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18Mar, 2015

Celebrating Easter

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There are many different ways to celebrate Easter, which falls on April 5 this year. Like Christmas, the holiday has become highly commercialized; for many people it is about chocolate bunnies, colored eggs and jelly beans. For Christians, Easter is the oldest and …

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16Mar, 2015

The Complicated Path of Interfaith Couples

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Interfaith couples in the forest.

Interfaith couples must choose their path carefully
The number of people who choose to marry someone with a different religious background has steadily increased over the years. Only 20 percent of weddings in the United States were between interfaith couples prior …

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12Mar, 2015

Is a Secular Upbringing Better for Kids?

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Secular on the rise.

More and more Americans claim no religious affiliation, which is a substantial shift from generations past. In the 1950s, only 4 percent of the adult population identified as nonreligious, while today the number is 23 percent. Does the absence of religion in their …

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