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  • Faith and Values: Spiritual and religious? The Easter possibility

    Sometimes people say, "I'm spiritual but not religious." This seems to open up a great divide between an affirmation of spiritual experience and a criticism that (institutional) religion has somehow failed to meet a spiritual need. Some who identify...
  • Former Army soldiers who witnessed Holocaust to speak at Villages remembrance event

    Four former Army soldiers who were either involved in the liberation of several concentration camps or witnessed the aftermath of a notorious massacre will speak at Temple Shalom by The Villages' 10th Annual Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance service. The...
  • Local Jewish Organizations Vigilant After Kansas City Shootings

    Local Jewish Organizations Vigilant After Kansas City Shootings
    WEST HARTFORD — Local Jewish organizations are heightening security after hate-fueled shootings at Jewish centers near Kansas City served as a painful reminder of the possible consequences of anti-Semitism. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, of Aurora, Mo.,...
  • Brandeis caves in to the 'No Platform For Our Opponents!' crowd

    Brandeis caves in to the 'No Platform For Our Opponents!' crowd
    There is a growing trend on American college campuses, a trend that augurs badly for free speech and robust debate. I refer to the way various groups of people use expressions of hurt feelings to trump speakers they disagree with. The most recent...
  • U.S. Sikhs say military's ban on long hair and beards keeps them out

    WASHINGTON — Raised on his father's and grandfather's tales of military service in India, Amitoj Chhabra wanted nothing more than to follow in their footsteps and join the U.S. Air Force. "I dreamt it. I slept it. It was all I ever thought about...
  • Easter's message of hope and resurrection spans cultures

    Their wooden boat drifted sideways, sagging unevenly in the current. Yet the man and woman sat calmly, showing no panic. The day was cold and rainy, and I was fishing up North when I encountered the disabled skiff. I approached within shouting distance,...
  • Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

    In the hierarchy of saints, martyrs are on the highest rung of the celestial ladder, at least for me. While I love St. Bernadette with her story of mystical vision, it's St. Maria Goretti the child who surrendered her life to protect her purity who...
  • Deerfield talks over medical marijuana rules

    Deerfield talks over medical marijuana rules
    Add Deerfield village trustees to the growing list of local elected officials attempting to navigate the complexities of allowing medical marijuana to be sold in their towns. "We teach our kids to 'just say no,' " said Mayor Harriet Rosenthal at a...
  • Review: 'American Crucifixion' by Alex Beam

    Review: 'American Crucifixion' by Alex Beam
    In 1844, when Illinois was the wild, wild west, an armed mob stormed a jailhouse and assassinated an American religious leader. And got away with it. The story of Mormon founder Joseph Smith's death 170 years ago receives a fascinating retelling in...
  • Grieved by 'senseless' killings in Kansas City

    The Sikh community of Lehigh Valley is deeply grieved by the news of the fatal shootings at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and the Village Shalom senior living facility. We offer our sincere condolences to the victims' families....
  • Review: In 'Dancing in Jaffa,' steps toward understanding

    Review: In 'Dancing in Jaffa,' steps toward understanding
    Grass roots Middle East diplomacy takes the unlikely form of rumba lessons in "Dancing in Jaffa," a documentary that doesn't force-feed its message of hope but genuinely earns it. Director Hilla Medalia follows Palestine-born, U.S.-based dance...