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Judaism in the Middle East

How is Judaism in the Middle East different from Judaism in the rest of the world? It may surprise Americans and Europeans, who have only tangential contact with Judaism. It …

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The Buddhist Concept of Mindfulness

Mindfulness Insight Meditation: Insight meditation or vipassana takes quite a different approach to that of calm or Samatha meditation. Whereas calm meditation is about concentrating the mind, insight meditation is …

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The Meaning of Om

Perhaps you’ve chanted the Sanskrit word Aum in meditation (often written Om), or listened to it on a CD. As we Westerners begin to assimilate more of the Eastern symbols …

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What is a Buddhist Moment

Moment. Be in the moment. Live in the moment. Be mindful of each moment. Just what is a moment? Anyone who studies Zen, Buddhist meditation techniques or spent time in …

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Spiritual Atheists

It is an only Western cultural bias that questions the positive relationship between spirituality and atheism. Some adherents of Western religions aren’t very spiritual – they’re too brainwashed and tied …

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Do all Jews keep Kosher

Like almost every other question about Judaism, the answer to this question depends very much on who you ask, and who is doing the asking.’ Kosher regulations The kosher regulations …

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Why Jews Reject Jesus

Almost by definition, Judaism is a rejection of Jesus as anything more than another Jewish man, perhaps a nice one, but not in any way divine. All traditional Jewish sources …

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