Two women embrace before a Yom Kippur service held outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles.
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Many religions value forgiveness, but the details of their teachings differ. A psychologist of religion explains how Christian and Jewish attitudes compare.
Judaism possesses an elaborate system that determines what foods Jews can eat and which ones can be eaten together.
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A historian of American Judaism explains how cookbooks across the 20th century have influenced and reflected the shifting tastes of American Jews.
The Jewish High Holy Days commemorate concepts such as renewal, forgiveness, freedom and joy.
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As the Jewish community prepares to celebrate the High Holy Days, a scholar of the Bible explains their history and why they might offer consolation in times of uncertainty.
A Jewish family gathers in person and over video conferencing for Passover celebrations in 2020.
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As vaccinated grandparents gather with their families this Passover, many might find solace in the history of the celebrations and how it offers hope for the future.
Dopamine fasting, the newest fad to hit Silicon Valley, is being used as a way to get over addictive habits.
Dopamine fasting has fast become a fad in the Silicon Valley, as a way to reset the brain’s feel-good chemical. Many religions have advocated fasting for some of the same reasons.
Blowing the shofar during Rosh Hashana is one of the holiday’s many traditions.
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Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are quintessentially Jewish holidays, but an ethicist argues that their values around becoming a better human being, transcend any one religion.
Yom Kippur break fast.
An expert explains why the Jewish practice of abstaining from food on Yom Kippur is so out of step with the rest of Jewish tradition.
A 1932 photograph showing the minaret of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, Mosul.
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As Mosul rebuilds, its history is a reminder that people of many faiths lived in cooperation in the city. In the city was the Tomb of Prophet Jonah, venerated by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike.