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A Halloween story: Golem–demons, idols or saviors of the city?

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Since at least the 19th Century, golems have lived in the streets and minds of New York City.

The Bluegrass Shabbat as a cradle for a renewal of faith

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Jewgrass invites a new generation to see that traditional Jewish culture can create a high note when mixed with modern culture. Part 3 of “Jewgrass Blues at Park Avenue Synagogue”

The Banjo on the spiritual road

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Spiritual paths often start with an object of desire. Part 2 of “Jewgrass Blues at Park Avenue Synagogue”

Jewgrass Blues at Park Avenue Synagogue, Part 1

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Can a young Jew find God by following the poet laureate of the underclass Woody Guthrie?

The Jews of Williamsburg & Greenpoint

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About 61,000 Jews live in the NYC community district of Williamsburg-Greenpoint.

Video: Wed, Jan 15th is Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish Arbor Day

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Journey went with PBS Religion & Ethics News Weekly to catch the celebration at Eldridge Street Synagogue.

Searching for the Messiah in New York City

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A chrononological sidebar to “Jesus the New York Jew” in series “Jesus the New Yorker”

Jesus the New York Jew

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In the 1960s and 1970s spiritual seekers did what massive numbers of New Yorkers fed up with bad government and negative social trends were doing—they left the city and later came back to help the spiritual renewal of the city. Part 2 of series “Jesus the New Yorker”

Lost and found department: synagogues of Manhattan

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If you want to give a quirky, intriguing present to people who love urban sleuthing, this is it.

Boundaries Blur Between Jews and Christians in Shocking Ways

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The Pew survey of Jews estimates that the number of adults with a Jewish background or affinity is 8.9 million — 3.7% of America’s population.

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