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S+L BLOG: Judaism



Have you ever wondered why they call it the Wailing Wall? It’s evident as soon as you get closer to it and make your way through the faithful standing before it, finding just enough space to press your hand against its cold brick to pray. During Salt and Light’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land in February, each ...read more
Some of the Salt + Light team are in the Holy Land on pilgrimage. We are also preparing something special for you to watch in the near future. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here is the text of a reflection that was recorded in Jerusalem: Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world, ...read more
In this Advent series, Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann learns from Judaism as he prepares for the coming of the Messiah. In the first episode, Deacon Pedro and Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich explore the meaning of words in Judaism. ...read more
Sunday was an historic day at the Vatican, where His Holiness Pope Francis first began by celebrating Sunday Mass on the Solemnity of Pentecost. Preaching inside a packed St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis spent his sermon talking of the Holy Spirit as the Master of Life. He said “The Holy Spirit teaches us the way, ...read more
Life after death? Heaven? Hell? Angels? … or perhaps nothing at all? Join us for the LIVE webcast of this year’s inter-faith panel discussion from Beth Sholom Synagogue in Toronto with Rabbi Aaron Flazraich, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB and Justin Trottier of the Freethought Association of Canada, as they share a view from earth, with ...read more
What’s the difference between saying, ‘We come to pray together’ and ‘We come together to pray’? What is the difference between proselytizing, evangelizing and dialogue? Do these actions mutually exclude each other? These are some of the questions most people have when it comes to interfaith dialogue. It quickly becomes about fine distinctions and nuanced ...read more