Traveling reminds us that the old is distinctive and the new melds together. I had never been to Thailand, or indeed to any country in Southeast Asia. As the bus rolled through the streets, nothing in the facade of the 7-Eleven convenience store or the crushed muddle of Bangkok...
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“Beware of being lured into their ways ... Do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How did those nations worship their gods? I too will follow the same practices!’” (Deuteronomy 12:30).
I am struck by this verse from our parasha, because I have benefited greatly from other...
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Responding to the flak that former Fox News anchor Brit Hume got for saying Tiger Woods needs Jesus, Hume tells Christianity Today why he had the advice for golf’s fallen star:
I certainly expected this. I’m nowhere near the first Christian to be mocked for his faith. It is simply a...
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From exile in India this morning, the spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, threatened to step down if violent protests continued.
He said he remained committed to only nonviolent agitation and greater autonomy for Tibetans, not independence. He condemned the burning of Chinese...
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To paraphrase an old rye bread ad, you don't have to be Buddhist to admire his holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, or at least that's so in the case of at least three Jewish artists, who lend their artistic voices to "The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama," an exhibition...
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It sounds like the set-up for a politically incorrect joke: Did you hear the one about the journalist who began his journey in the Buddha's
footsteps in Poland?
The Buddha ("the awakened one") never stepped foot west of what is now India. I was on assignment for National Geographic...
October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pmHis Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet sits before the towering ark in Sinai Temple's main sanctuary. With humor, grace and wisdom, he has just addressed 2,000 admirers this Monday morning. Now, it is time for questions.
"What is Buddhism?" the interpreter reads from a card...