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  • A Timeline of Myself and Judaism

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 20, 2013 | 1:44 pm

    By Ben Spielberg

    Age .2: I have just been circumcised for no apparent reason. A bearded man prayed to me. I cried throughout the night.

    Age 4: I have begun to notice that there are other people in this world known as “Christians.” My favorite television shows all have specials...

  • Santa Claus in Jerusalem?

    December 23, 2012 | 11:32 pm

    Santa Claus hands his bell to five year old Ryuya Ando, who energetically shakes it. Ando’s parents, United Nations employees from Japan, get in line for a Christmas tree.

    “People don’t usually celebrate Christmas here in Jerusalem,” Hideyuki Ando tells The Media Line. “I’m a...

  • Jews volunteering on Christmas

    By Ryan Torok

    December 19, 2012 | 3:23 pm

    Whether it’s dressing up as Santa Claus and posing for photographs with low-income kids or serving turkey and ham to the homeless, many Jews volunteer to break out of their element at this time of year in order to bring Christmas joy to families in need.

    Among them is Rabbi Mark...

  • Religious or Cultural?

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    November 28, 2012 | 7:00 am

    I was at the Safeway checkout counter this week, about to respond with my usual, “Yes, thanks” when asked whether I had found everything I need, when instead I blurted, “Oh, wait! Stamps!”

    The cashier kindly charged me for stamps, reached into her drawer, and handed over a book....

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  • VIDEO: Christian Arabs celebrate Christmas in Nazareth, Israel

    By The Web Guy

    December 23, 2008 | 7:17 pm


    Cool video includes ‘Winter Wonderland’ in Arabic! 

    And yet, in U.S. ally Saudi Arabia, Christians can’t worship openly.

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