The world of New York chassidim, with all different factions and personalities, is very difficult to comprehend. Many sociologists have attempted to untangle it, but it's hard for anyone to grasp all the facts, relationships, names …

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Pope Francis has invited the presidents of Israel and Palestine to the Vatican for prayers and talks early next month The Pontiff prayed at the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock – two of the holiest sites in Judaism and Islam He also visited a Holocaust memorial where he met several survivors of the Nazi regime and kissed their hands By Darren Boyle Published: 03:37 EST, 26 May 2014 | Updated: 12:55 EST, 26 May 2014 1,707 shares 214 View comments Pope Francis today continued his diplomatic initiative to revitalise the stalled Middle East peace process with a hugely symbolic gesture beside Judaism’s holiest site. Standing in front of the Western Wall, the Pontiff hugged his two friends, Argentine Rabbi Abraham Skorka and leader of the South American country’s Muslim Community, Omar Abboud.

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Last Updated May 26, 2014 6:45 AM EDT JERUSALEM — Pope Francis prayed on Monday at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, and deviated from his busy itinerary to visit a memorial to Israeli victims of terrorism as he spent his third and final day in the Middle East honoring Jews. Francis bowed his head in prayer and touched the wall, the only remains of the biblical Second Temple. He left a note with the text of the “Our Father” prayer written in his native Spanish in one of the cracks between the stones.

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May 26, 2014 Pope Francis touches the stones of the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City today. Reuters pic, May 26, 2014.Pope Francis today called for Christians, Jews and Muslims to “work together” for justice and peace on a visit to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam

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Judaism in the Time of Climate Change. by Rav Yosef Kanefsky. 12 hours ago

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It never ceases to amaze me how certain concepts are taught as being fundamental, traditional and unequivocal in Judaism , and yet careful study reveals them to be very recent and/or based on a single perspective that is …

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HARI SREENIVASAN: For more about the Popes trip to the Middle East we are joined now from Washington by Robert Danin. He is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Pope Francis stresses commonalities in trip to Middle East

ON A RECENT EPISODE of The View, Sarah Silverman came out and discussed her role in the new movie “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” Not only did she discuss her boyfriend, the Welsh actor Michael Sheen, but she …

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Speakers from Islam, Judaism and Christianity will be featured at the annual Abrahamic Traditions Dinner in St. Paul on May 29. It’s sponsored by the Niagara Foundation of Minnesota, which says it’s a time when “religious leaders, government officials, university professors, and community members, come together to engage in dialogue and honor the importance of religious diversity and inter-religious cooperation.” The theme is “Neighbors and Neighborhood.” The free dinner is 6:30 p.m., May 29, at the North Star Ballroom, 2017 Buford Av., St

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