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Sukkot 2013: The Welcoming, Glorious Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle Explained

Sukkot 2013: The Welcoming, Glorious Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle Explained

The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot, in 2013 begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 18, and ends at nightfall September 25. The Festival of Booths, as Sukkot is also known, is observed from...
A Reflection on the Yom Kippur Liturgy — Repentance Through Acts of Righteousness

A Reflection on the Yom Kippur Liturgy — Repentance Through Acts of Righteousness

Ron KromishAs we approach the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which comes at the end of ten very special days called “the days of Awe,” I am mindful of how much the...
Diyarbakır church to display Armenian legacy

Diyarbakır church to display Armenian legacy

One of Diyarbakır’s most famous churches, the Armenian church of Surp Giragos, is set to become a city museum hosting artwork and artifacts depicting the Armenian history in the city. Earlier, the...
Ramadhan and Fasting

Ramadhan and Fasting

Özgür Koca*Ramadhan, the ninth month of lunar calendar, is a time of joy, generosity, compassion, and breaking bread with others.At the heart of Islamic belief stands the reality of God, the One,...
Rosh Hashanah 2013: The Jewish New Year Explained

Rosh Hashanah 2013: The Jewish New Year Explained

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated in 2013 from sundown on Sept. 4 to nightfall on Sept. 6. The Hebrew date for Rosh Hashanah is 1 Tishrei 5773.Though Rosh Hashanah literally means...
Francis calls for prayer and fasting for peace in Syria

Francis calls for prayer and fasting for peace in Syria

Thomas Cox Imploring peace in Syria, Pope Francis Sunday called peace makers around the world to fast and gather for prayer next Saturday, Sept. 7th.He said prayer services will be conducted in St....