Father William Sanchez wears a Star of David pendant on the same chain as his crucifix, and he keeps a menorah in his parish office. After a DNA test confirmed his Sephardic roots, the Albuquerque priest has been actively reconciling this discovery with his Catholic beliefs....
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Dr. David B. Goldstein from Duke's Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy talks about tracking the genetic history of the ancient Jewish priesthood (kohanim) and the Lost Tribe of Israel, the focus of his new book, "Jacob's Legacy".
For many people, genetics research conjures...
July 3, 2008 | 11:29 amJust like that, she was gone.
With no forewarning, Parashat Chukat tells us "Miriam died there and was buried there" (Numbers 20:1). "She died with a Divine kiss," the Talmud says, and with that one kiss, the sole female voice in the Israelite camp was gone.
Who was Miriam? She is...
May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pmIn shuls across the world this Shabbat we will hear five short, simple Hebrew words: El na, refah na lah (Please God, heal her now).
Our prayers are never more heartfelt than when we ask for intervention in the process of sickness and death. God, we are saying, we acknowledge that...
April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pmReligious zeal is on the rise around the world. It can be a wonderful blessing, and it can be a horrible curse. It all depends on how humans with free will manage it.
When God allows a Divine Flame to be ignited within the soul of an individual or within the collective soul of a...
June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Aaron and the Almond
Moses' brother Aaron, our first high priest, had a staff. One day, it grew almond flowers and fruit. It was God's way of showing the Israelites that Aaron was personally chosen by God to be their spiritual leader. He became like a father to the Israelites....
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What do Cal Ripken Jr. and Aaron (the high priest) have in common?
Not much -- except in the mind of a Jew who has passion for Torah and sports. So here goes!
Aaron receives the commandment to light the menorah everyday. The Torah states: "Aaron did so; he lit the lamps, just as...
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