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December 25, 2014
December 22, 2014
Now that the “War on Christmas” is over—its publicist, Fox News Bill O’Reilly, announced this finding last week—we can survey the post-war terrain.
December 18, 2014
The Los Angeles Times carried an article (January 2013) on the elderly citizens of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, who, perhaps ailing and suffering from debilitating pain, are being quietly sent off to
December 15, 2014
A micro-second or two after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Report on CIA Torture was released, a maxi-predictable reaction occurred.
December 11, 2014
After Voyeurism Scandal, Questions About Orthodox Rabbis' Control of Female Conversions -- David Gottlieb
Barry Freundel, the senior rabbi at Kesher Israel, a Washington, D.C., modern Orthodox synagogue, was fired by his congregation last week, almost two months after his arrest on charges of voyeurism.
December 8, 2014
We have just remembered Pearl Harbor, pondered protest-worthy crises of the moment and, with an eye to international affairs, expressed reason to fear for the future.
December 4, 2014
In his December 1 Sightings article, Martin Marty noted the “signals of civic breakdown and racial conflict at Ferguson” and the “exceptional religious communities who are addressing issues of inequality and in
December 1, 2014
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, some Americans remembered the religious and not-wholly-commercial base of this national holiday.
November 27, 2014
Americans have forgotten Fast Day, although it once was as important a holiday as Thanksgiving. In fact, it was paired with Thanksgiving and considered its necessary complement.
November 24, 2014
No, Sightings will not turn provincial and even local on its readers, but this week it is hard to resist comment on news of the nearby.
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