Day: November 25, 2015

Rockin’ the Latke

The a capella group the Maccabeats premiered their newest release, “Latke Recipe,” on The group, which formed when the members were students at Yeshiva University, has four albums out already; their website describes the Maccabeats as not “your grandfather’s synagogue choir”: …their ideology and identity play an important part in what they do. Strongly …

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The Queen of England to the Church of of England: Make peace

Two messages in London have emphasized the importance of reconciliation to the leaders of the Church of England – the second message coming from Queen Elizabeth II herself, quoted in The Telegraph: “St. Paul reminds us that all Christians, as ambassadors for Christ, are entrusted with the ministry of reconciliation. “Spreading God’s word and the …

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Speaking to the Soul: the world is big enough

When I live my life in fear, I lose sight of how the small contributions of my life, when added to the contributions of others, can have a big impact. I forget that while my cause may not be your cause, they likely intersect in a way that makes each of our work more powerful. I forget that the world is wide enough for many roads to lead to the same goal.

Away in a manger in New York

The nativity infant arrived early at, appropriately, Holy Child Jesus Church, a Roman Catholic parish in New York. More specifically, during the manger builder’s lunch break, according to The Guardian and other media outlets today: Father Christopher Ryan Heanue, one of the priests at the church in the borough of Queens, said he and others …

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