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Sports meets Worship: A Big Ten Basketball Player Wears A Yarmulke During A Game

Over the past few years, the My 52 Weeks of Worship Project has posted several stories about the intersection between religion and sports: Faith, Fasting, Football: The story of the Fordson High School football team Faith and Football and Alabama Muslim lifter tries to compete and remain faithful How strong are your beliefs? Do they … Continue reading

Last Shabbat Service of 2012 – May I Suggest This Is the Best Part of Your Life?

In Week 48 of the first 52 weeks of My 52 Weeks of Worship, I had the pleasure of visiting Temple Sinai in my hometown of Atlanta. I ended up there because of the one rule that governed my year-long journey: “If someone invited me to worship at their place of worship, I had to … Continue reading

L’Shanah Tovah to all celebrating Rosh Hashanah

Rosh HaShanah (ראש השנה) is the Jewish New Year. It falls once a year during the month of Tishrei and occurs ten days before Yom Kippur. Together, Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur are known as the Yamim Nora’im, which means the Days of Awe in Hebrew. In English they are often referred to as the High … Continue reading

Many celebrating Easter and Passover all over the world

                There are many perspectives and articles around the world today about Passover and Easter, two important holidays for Jews and Christians around the world. To read the article pictured above, visit: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/05/2733893/passover-and-easter-have-much.html. A blessed Easter and Passover to those who observe. Here’s to celebrations full of family, … Continue reading

The Three Interfaith Amigos

TED is a non-profit that is committed to providing a platform for “riveting ideas by remarkable people.” I am a big fan of TED, the cool people that speak at all of their events, and the fascinating ideas and concepts that are shared on their stages. In this video, “The Three Interfaith Amigos” – a … Continue reading

Happy Hanukkah!

MSNBC Reports: Jews around the world on Tuesday night began celebrating Hanukkah, the eight-day Festival of Llights. It has nothing to do with Christmas, it’s just celebrated around the same time. Known as the Festival of Lights, it’s to remember another miracle which dates back thousands of years. Hanukkah began after a war for religious … Continue reading

Muslim cab drivers rescue New York City’s oldest Jewish bagel bakery from closing, plan to keep it kosher

# 19 of the 52 things I learned from 52 Weeks of Worship states…”Food and Worship go hand in hand…” In this case, Bagels and Bialys joined Muslim cab drivers with a small business owner in Brooklyn. Heartwarming story. The oldest bialys store in the country is still on a roll. The sweet smell of … Continue reading

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, started Wednesday at sundown. Happy New Year to all those who are celebrating and commemorating Rosh Hashanah with friends, family, and community.

Kosher versions of Facebook and Google?

For someone who is intrigued by the influence that the interpretive lens of faith and religion and the impact that it has on culture, and vice versa, I found this story fascinating. Apparently a “kosher version of Facebook” called FaceGlat has launched in Israel – the target being a specific community of Orthodox Jews who … Continue reading

What is Faith?

As this holiday weekend comes to an end, I was just wandering around the internet, trying to find some new and interesting words about Faith. And I found some – I will let Rabbi Marc do the talking…I hope his words bless someone as much as they blessed me this evening. To read the rest … Continue reading