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  • Israel [hearts] Valentine's Day

    By Meredith Price

    February 7, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Although many people today correlate St. Valentine's Day with Christianity, the contemporary, commercial holiday of love is actually rooted in paganism. In honor of the goddess of marriage, love, fertility and women, Juno Februata, the Romans held a pagan festival in which girls and...
  • When Witches Blend Torah and Tarot

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Thursday before Halloween, Melissa Oringer participates in the traditional rituals of her Wiccan coven. She carves pumpkins and she scrys, or peforms a sort of "magick" (a spelling that differentiates it from modern associations of magic) that uses something tangible, like tarot...