Associate Editor, Religion, Huffington Post
huffingtonpost.com — On May 15, Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh, the most senior religious authority in Saudi Arabia, declared that Saudi citizens who use Twitter are risking damnation, according to a report from the BCC. A Saudi who tweets "has lost this world and his afterlife," he said.
timesofisrael.com — Jessie Kahnweiler's bubbe died and left her a lot of money, but she can't get it unless she "lives Jewish" for a year. Well, not really, but this is the conceit of "Dude, Where's My Chutzpah?" - a new comedic documentary web series chronicling the young filmmaker's recent journey into the wide and deep world of Jewish tradition and expression.
blogs.forward.com — There was giant Hebrew letter Shin representing the Shekhina - the Godly presence - constructed out of large branches to be launched on a lake and set on fire, a 12-tone music system assigned to the Hebrew alphabet and the 72 names of God, and organic art installations hanging from trees in the forest.
huffingtonpost.com — On May 14, Minnesota became the 12th state to sign gay marriage into law as Governor Mark Dayton signed its marriage equality bill and said "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness should certainly include the right to marry the person you love." Two days before, the Rev.
huffingtonpost.com — The companions of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, approached him on one occasion asking which person is the best. He responds by saying, "Every one that has a heart that is makhmoom and a tongue that is truthful." They said, "What is a heart that is makhmoom?"
huffingtonpost.com — Will humans ever land on Mars? Quite a number of people are trying to make it happen. Buzz Aldrin has just published a book, " Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration." About half a million people are expected to apply for a one-way trip to Mars through the Dutch company "Mars One."
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