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Melissa Kimiadi

Melissa Kimiadi is Deputy Director and Assistant Editor for A Journey through NYC religions.

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From Danceteria to The JCC: ‘70’s child, Rabbi’s daughter Shira Dicker finally had a Bat Mitzvah (party)

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A teenager of the 1970s who rebelled against the more conservative Jewish conventions is revisiting the “disco Judaism” of her h.s & college years. From series PKsofNY

Blessed City. PKs imagine the City of the Future

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Imagine a city run by Preacher’s Kids (PKs). What kind of city do they envision?

A Japanese American’s journey from auto thief to PK in the Holy Land

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Yamashita looks like trouble. A stocky man who enjoys weight lifting, tattoos, cars, and West Coast hip-hop, 32 year-old Yamashita does not seem like the “religious type.”

The PK Manifold: New School PKs’ diversity makes for a stronger faith

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PKs experience the city’s manifold diversity as a manifold blessing.

The Crossroads Faith in the City

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New York City became place where PK & Journey reporter Garrett Kling redefined his faith and here’s how.

The Yin and Yang of Old School PKs. Roderick Caesar, Jr.–A Consistent Path

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The PKs of NY series explored the lives and views Preacher Kids.

The Preacher Kids of New York

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The PKs of NY series will explore the lives & views preachers’ kids. The story is told through the voices of a dozen PKs from the 5 boroughs of the city & from different faith backgrounds. First, the PKs of Macedonia Cathedral New Testament Church of God of St. Albans, Queens

The modern education of a Bronx imam

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Imam Muddasar Hussain, 29, the leader of Masjid Noor Al-Huda near Gun Hill Road in north central Bronx. Mosque City NY, Part 11

Q&A with Imam Shamsi Ali on the sons of Abraham in Mosque City NY

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Imam Shamsi Ali is chairman of the Al-Hikmah Mosque in Astoria and the director of Jamaica Muslim Center in Queens. Mosque City NY, Part 9

Tackling hunger in Crown Heights with fruits and vegetables

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The food pantry of Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church on Eastern Parkway provides over $1 million a year in social welfare to Crown Heights residents.

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