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  • Tribal understandings: Jewish and Navajo spiritual leaders speak of sacred lands

    May 29, 2012 | 4:29 pm

    A Reform rabbi, a Navajo medicine man and a professor walk into a museum.

    It sounds like the opening of a joke, but on a recent May Shabbat at Window Rock, Ariz., capital of the Navajo Nation, it’s the beginning of a cross-cultural discussion that pondered the question “What...

  • The Lost Bird

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Yvette Melanson is a woman who might say the Sh'ma before going to sleep, and in the morning light whisper the Navajo prayer, "May I walk happily and lightly on the earth." Both are deeply felt, authentic expressions of her soul. As she explains, "I know that I'm Jewish. I feel...