Tag Archives: Religion




Wizard of Oz, Photo by Richard Jones

Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 02:10 a.m. DST, 17 December 2013 Toto, Toto Where am I? I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore. My footsteps lead us here: But what is here? I heard we are at the Mecca But our leader is leaving and creativity has gone missing. I heard we […]

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Students Accused of “Devil Worship” in Jordan



Handwritten Qur'an, Photo by Manitoon

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 11:16 a.m. DST, 28 March 2013 BEIRUT, JORDAN – Human Rights Watch (HRW) calls for the release of five Al al-Bayt university students who are accused of desecrating the Quran and engaging in devil worship. The students were accused of ripping and burning Quran manuscripts while performing a “religious […]

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Facebook Post Sparks Attack on Buddhists



Cox Bazar Buddhist Temple Destroyed by Muslims

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 03:53 AM EDT, 1 October 2012 COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – In March 2001 the Taliban destroyed two ancient statues of the Buddha called Bamiyan in an attempt to cleanse the country of Afghanistan of what they perceived as Hindu heresy. Today, nearly 12 years later, Buddhist temples and homes are […]

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L’Shanah Tovah 5773 | Happy New Year 2012!



Blowing the Shofar, Photo by Mayim Hayimof Torah

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:30 AM EDT, 14 September 2012 Rosh Hashanah commences on Sunday evening, 16 September 2012. It is also known as Yom ha-Din (Day of Judgement), and begins the “Ten Days of Awe” (Yomin Noraim), the “Ten Days of Turning or Repentance” or “the High Holy Days” which conclude with Yom […]

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President Obama Hosts Ramadan Iftar Dinner



White House Ramadan Iftar Dinner, President George W. Bush, Photo by Jason Reed (Reuters)

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:22 PM EDT, 10 August 2012 Tonight President Barak Obama is hosting his fourth Iftar dinner at the White House to honor Muslims celebrating Ramadan. It is a tradition begun under President Bill Clinton and maintained by President George Bush during his eight-year presidency. The dinner will be presented in […]

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