Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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Jews and Humor - According to Harvard University professor Ruth Wisse Jews, subject to centuries of persecution, have used humor to maintain a defense against attacks and suffering. Correspondent Bob Faw talks to Wisse, visits "Old Jews Telling Jokes," the show playing in Chicago and traces Jewish humor from Yiddish theater to the Borscht Belt to Hollywood. Prayer and Rebuilding in the Philippines - As surviving Filipinos continue to try to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Hayaan, Fred de Sam Lazaro listened to survivors' stories and their many expressions of confidence that it was prayer that saved them. Indeed, many saw what happened as a test of their faith, a test they were strong enough to pass. The Jewish holiday of Tu B'Shevat - Starting on the evening of January 15th, Jews will observe Tu B'Shevet, the new year for trees. Jews traditionally have observed the day by planting trees in Israel. Recently, it has also been seen as an occasion to work for protecting the environment everywhere.
 

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  • Candidates and Evangelicals; Christian Healthcare; The JVC
  • Mississippi “Religious Freedom” Law; Ethical Obligations
  • Evangelicals and Campaign 2016; Sagebrush Rebellion
  • Arbitration by Faith; Faith Films; Holocaust Remembrance
  • Christians and Anti-Muslim Rhetoric; Extraterrestrial Life
  • Digital Addiction; Diane Rehm on Assisted Suicide
  • Catholics, Immigration and Deportation; New Christains
  • Pope Francis’ Family Document; Stemming Chicago Gun Violence
  • Candidates Reach Out to Jewish Voters; Supreme Court
  • Religion in Cuba; India’s Artificial Limb Enterprise
  • The Aga Khan; Pope Francis and Family Issues
  • Healing Moral Wounds of War; Rancher Nuns; Baha'i Fast
  • U.S. Supreme Court Abortion Case; Son of Saul; Moral Issues
  • Pope at the Border; Death of Justice Antonin Scalia
  • Muslims of Hamtramck, Michigan; Wendell Berry Farming Center
  • Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Controversy; America's Original Sin;
  • Social Media and Grieving; India Beef Ban; World Hijab Day
  • Doctors and End-of-Life Discussions; Sweet Honey in the Rock
  • Faith Communities and Gun Violence; Death with Dignity
  • Look Ahead 2016
  • Look Back 2015
  • Christmas Music Tells the Story; Zaytuna College
  • Religious Responses to Call for Muslim Ban; Peter Singer
  • Ethics of Gene Editing; Supreme Court and Affirmative Action


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