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A Jewish Synagogue in Miami

Jewish History in Miami

July 25th, 2017

Southeast Florida is estimated to have more than 500,000 Jews living in the Miami area. That’s about 10 percent of the overall population. There are almost 190 synagogues and congregations in the area, serving Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism. … Continue reading

A book of hymns

Stories Behind the Hymns

July 21st, 2017

There’s been a huge debate over whether the hymns of the church are relevant today. We’ll leave that argument for another time. No matter which side you’re on, there’s little denying that some of the songs played in church have … Continue reading

Teenagers relaxing and reading together

Culturally Diverse Novels for Teenagers

July 18th, 2017

If you’re looking for some books to keep your children engaged over the summer, give them ones that help them understand other religions and cultures. Here are a few for teenagers, aged 13 and up, that have received acclaims for … Continue reading

What the Bible teaches about gratitude

Biblical Reflections on Gratitude

July 14th, 2017

Elie Wiesel said, “When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.” Wiesel was a Holocaust survivor and political activist who had … Continue reading

A stamp featuring Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architect for the Faithful

July 12th, 2017

One of the most admired architects of the 20th century is Frank Lloyd Wright. He was born in Wisconsin in 1867 and educated in his youth by his mother. When Wright was 14, his parents divorced. According to Wright, he … Continue reading

Cain killing his sibling Abel

The First Case of Sibling Rivalry

July 9th, 2017

The Bible may be a religious book for Christians and Jews, but it’s also one of the most-used sources of inspiration for other stories. It’s important to know these biblical stories to understand literature, movies, poetry and theater. Cain and … Continue reading

An LGBT flag made up of gay couples

New Research Shows More Americans Against Discrimination of LGBT Community

July 7th, 2017

Two years ago, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in every state. Although the law has been challenged, no one has been able to topple the civil rights that were won in 2015. In the same year, the Public Religion … Continue reading

American Flag

American Patriots Who Fought for Freedom and Religion

July 3rd, 2017

As the Fourth of July approaches, let’s take some time to remember some of the famous (and not-so-famous) men and women who were part of America’s fight for freedom from England. The men who signed the Declaration of Independence faced … Continue reading

Ideas for self-care and healthy living

Ideas for Self-Care

July 1st, 2017

Summer might be the ideal time for a vacation, but do you really relax when you’ve got time off to do things you don’t normally do? If you’re like most people, you spend a week racing around trying to have … Continue reading

The golden rule

The Golden Rule Should Trump Politics

June 29th, 2017

Last week, in North Carolina, a Starbucks barista reportedly bullied a customer who was wearing a t-shirt that supported President Trump. This isn’t the first time a customer has been bullied for their political beliefs. Both parties are guilty. Conservatives … Continue reading