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Robert Kalfus

Darkness and light

Persecution | A snippet from a strained Shabbat in an Orthodox congregation in New York
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/22/20, 02:31 pm

A New York moment: 

While working on an article about rising anti-Semitism in New York, I visited an Orthodox synagogue just north of the city called Lincoln Park Jewish Center. Detectives from the local police station had attended the service the week before to show police support amid fears of violence. The atmosphere this Shabbat was strained but still warm. The congregation sang a song that concluded, "God is with me, I shall not fear.” 

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Associated Press/Photo by Rick Bowmer (file)

Complaint reveals $100 billion in Mormon assets

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/18/19, 12:45 pm

Mormon leaders on Tuesday rebuffed charges that they misused donations from members of the religion. A former Latter-day Saints employee filed a complaint with the IRS in November claiming the group misled members and may have broken federal tax rules.

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Sophia Lee

Iftar at a mosque

Religions | Observations from an interfaith evening meal during Ramadan
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/20/19, 03:29 pm

Last week, I was invited to an iftar at a mosque in Los Angeles. An iftar is an evening meal that Muslims eat to break their Ramadan fast after sunset. Ramadan began on May 5 this year, and for a whole month, Muslims all around the world are fasting from food and drink from sunrise to sunset.

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