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  • Greek Christians mark rare Good Friday in Turkish north Cyprus

    Greek Christians mark rare Good Friday in Turkish north Cyprus
    FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Hundreds of Greek Orthodox pilgrims, some coming home after 40 years of forced exile, commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus in a rare Good Friday service in northern Cyprus on Friday. Held in this medieval walled city in the...
  • In Syria's capital, residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by

    In Syria's capital, residents recall a sectarian tolerance gone by
    DAMASCUS, Syria — The thud of mortar shelling alternated with tolling church bells Friday as the Christians of this capital's ancient Bab Touma district marked Good Friday amid extremely tight security. The Easter Week processions that once...
  • Christians gather in Jerusalem to celebrate Good Friday

    Christians gather in Jerusalem to celebrate Good Friday
    JERUSALEM – Thousands of Christian pilgrims from all over the world filled the narrow streets of the Old City of Jerusalem on Good Friday to celebrate on the site they believe Jesus was crucified and buried over 2,000 years ago. The pilgrims...
  • Kerry condemns anti-Semitic leaflet in eastern Ukraine

    GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned as "grotesque" on Thursday the distribution of leaflets in eastern Ukraine that appeared to call on Jews to register with separatist, pro-Russian authorities. Though purported authors of the...
  • Review: 'Fading Gigolo' is funny, touching

    Perhaps at some point it will again be possible to write the name Woody Allen and go from there. But after a year marked by artistic highs and controversial lows for the filmmaker, it seems impossible. To address the elephant in the room, all you'll...
  • Film Review: 'Soul Food Stories'

    The Bulgarian documentary movement has another small gem to flaunt with Tonislav Hristov's warm, witty exploration of gender, tradition and togetherness, "Soul Food Stories." Shot in the southwestern village of Satovcha, population c. 2,000, "Stories"...
  • Charm City Tribe restoring tradition to Baltimore's young Jewish community

    Charm City Tribe restoring tradition to Baltimore's young Jewish community
    Following religious values taught as a youth can be difficult for many when entering adulthood, but Charm City Tribe, a two-year-old program in the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, aspires to reconnect people in their 20s and 30s to Judaic...
  • People with health concerns find the Passover aisle liberating

    BALTIMORE (JTA) — Grasping a jar of jam in the Passover aisle of a large supermarket here, Kevin Brinson turned to a stranger and asked, "Do you know when Passover ends this year?" Brinson isn't dreading the holiday to the extent that two weeks...
  • Bialik makes 'Big Bang' at FIU

    Mayim Bialik amuses national audiences on a weekly basis as the geeky Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit sitcom "The Big Bang Theory." The Jewish actress and neuroscientist recently amused a local audience of more than 200 people while sharing her personal...
  • 'Fading Gigolo' is more fading than funny

    "Fading Gigolo" is John Turturro's idea of an old-school Woody Allen comedy, sohe wrote Allen into it. It's a sentimental farce that presents Turturro as a Brooklyn Jack-of-all-trades whose pal (Allen) decides that another trade this Jack, named...
  • A year after the Boston bombings [Commentary]

    A year after the Boston bombings [Commentary]
    In a 12-second period one year ago today, two homemade explosive devices tore holes in what had been a perfect spring day in Boston. Thousands had lined up along Boylston Street for the 117th Boston Marathon. Nearly 27,000 runners ages 18 to over 80,...