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March 11, 2014

What is the Jewish holiday of Purim and how is it celebrated?

Thank you to Rabbi Daniel B. Syme for the answers. What is the story of Purim? King Ahasuerus, a great ruler of Persia, once gave a […]
February 18, 2014

What is the significance of the Sabbath in the Jewish faith?

For six days Jews labor and do all of their work, but the seventh day, Shabbat (Hebrew for Sabbath), is a day of rest from the […]
February 3, 2014

Do Hindus have commandments?

Thank you, Padma Kuppa, for answering our question this week!  Hinduism is a family of traditions that emphasizes experience and evaluation and thus, offers overarching guidelines […]
January 28, 2014

What is Kosher in the Jewish Tradition?

Thank you, Gail Katz, for answering our question this week! The word “kosher” in Hebrew means “fit” or “suitable.” It doesn’t only have to be applied […]