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Book talk honors Jewish leader

Book talk honors Jewish leader

A New-York-based rabbi honors Jewish rebbe at JCC book talk. 

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Prayer, celebration mark end of Ramadan

Prayer, celebration mark end of Ramadan

Thousands of Muslims gather in Tucson to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. 

July 28, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Fitz: Inspectors find Weapon of Mass Destruction in Iraq: Religious beliefs thought responsible for deaths of millions

Fitz: Inspectors find Weapon of Mass Destruction in Iraq: Religious beliefs thought responsible for deaths of millions

Today a team of United Nations weapons inspectors located what they believe to be weapons of mass destruction. "We were scouring a sacred site and came upon so-called holy books. It was then we realized we'd happened upon a destructive force dwarfing anything we might imagine." As the team r…

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Jehovah's Witnesses gather for worry-free convention

About 6,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses will check anxiety at the door this weekend for the religious group’s annual convention.

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Neto's Tucson: Shrines on 'A' Mountain display our 'ritual genes'

Neto's Tucson: Shrines on 'A' Mountain display our 'ritual genes'

I wonder who was Esther G. Castro. Also what was Oscar Elias like?

May 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Big Jim: Pysanky — Ukranian Easter eggs

Big Jim: Pysanky — Ukranian Easter eggs

Over the past weeks, some Ukrainian-American women in Tucson have busied themselves in creating beautiful, intricate works of art — pysanky, or Ukrainian Easter eggs. Here’s how older women have told me they do it:

April 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Jewish community holds non-traditional Seders across Pima County

Jewish community holds non-traditional Seders across Pima County

Lengthy Passover Seders can be tiring and difficult for little ones, which is why a local rabbi offers parents ideas on making the meal exciting, and inclusive, for children.

April 13, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Gil Shapiro: Tearing away the curtain on Herrod's hive of intolerance

Gil Shapiro: Tearing away the curtain on Herrod's hive of intolerance

Ever wonder why Arizona’s Republican legislators pass religiously based bills such as SB 1062?

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Faith briefs

FreeThought Arizona:

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10th PeaceWalk is today, and other faith news

10th PeaceWalk continues tradition of bridging the gap

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Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Don’t abandon Arizona to right-wing extremist Republicans

Arizona Senate Bill 1062 was not a defense of the religious. The legislation, which would have permitted discrimination based on religious belief, was a weapon whipped up in a desperate grasp for power by those who interpret change as a personal assault.

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Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

Outcry over Arizona's SB 1062 overshadows bill's limited power

PHOENIX — The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB 1062, now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer, may disguise the fact that the measure does far less than some have suggested.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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S. Arizona Lawmakers, candidates for governor respond to SB 1062

S. Arizona Lawmakers, candidates for governor respond to SB 1062

We asked Southern Arizona lawmakers and candidates for governor for their thoughts on SB 1062, legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers based on religious belief. Gov. Jan Brewer must decide whether to sign it, let it become law without her signature, or veto it.

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Gov. Brewer can stop insidious bill

Legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against customers is an affront to religious freedom, American values and civil rights — not to mention economic development and common sense. Gov. Jan Brewer must veto this brazen attempt to enshrine one version of religious belief int…

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Series on understanding Islam held at St. Mark’s

St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church is offering classes and discussions on Islam, including a two-week Sunday morning class, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday and Feb. 2.

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Yes: Corporations have no ‘right to religious freedom’ no matter their piety of their owners

Do you know what your boss thinks about Jesus? How about Muhammad or Moses ?

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Jewish History Museum director receives award

Eileen Warshaw, executive director of the Jewish History Museum, has been named the 2013 Margie Fenton Award recipient by the Jewish Community Relations Council. 

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Holidays past: When TV and radio carried Tucson's Christmas Eve church services

Each day through Jan. 4, we will publish stories from the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen news archives. This is a condensed version of a Star story from Dec. 21, 1947.

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Congregation rededicates Torah during Hanukkah celebration

Congregation rededicates Torah during Hanukkah celebration

Members of Congregation Or Chadash will rededicate its Torah on Friday as part of the Hanukkah celebration.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Faith-based groups push for immigration reform

Faith-based groups push for immigration reform

Faith communities across the nation are relying on marches, books and multistate radio ad campaigns to launch bigger and bolder efforts to push for comprehensive immigration legislation this year.

September 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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