Religious texts

In this photo provided by Yaelle Ehrenpreis Meyer, Ahava Ehrenpreis and her son, Saadya Ehrenpreis, pose for a picture in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Saadya Ehrenpreis was hospitalized with COVID-19 in April and died a month before he would have graduated from the Makor College Experience program at Yeshiva University. (Yaelle Ehrenpreis Meyer via AP)
June 18, 2020 - 9:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Right up to the end, the status message on Saadya Ehrenpreis’ WhatsApp profile read: “Having the time of my life.” “And he was,” Ahava Ehrenpreis said of her son, one of more than 110,000 lives claimed by COVID-19 in the United States so far. Born with Down syndrome, Saadya was not...
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In this Jan. 22, 2020 photo, Dolly Rabinowitz, center, exercises with other Holocaust survivors at Nachas Health and Family Network in the Brooklyn borough New York. The community center provides survivors with meals, legal assistance, exercise classes and social events. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner)
February 24, 2020 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Frumie Cisner remembers the first time she witnessed a Holocaust survivor picking through trash — how the woman scavenged a box of baked goods from a dumpster in front of a Brooklyn synagogue. “It was heartbreaking,” Cisner said. “You’re not talking about luxuries. It’s food. You...
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April 13, 2018 - 6:40 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Catherine Wessinger, Loyola University New Orleans (THE CONVERSATION) Twenty-five years ago, on February 28, 1993, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents attempted to execute a...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, accompanied by his wife Emine, right, waves to supporters as he walks in the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia an UNESCO world heritage site and one of Istanbul's main tourist attractions, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Saturday, March 31, 2018. Turkey's president has recited an Islamic prayer in the Hagia Sophia, an Istanbul landmark that has become a symbol of interfaith and diplomatic tensions. Erdogan recited the Quran's first verse to the "souls of all, especially Istanbul's conqueror." The Hagia Sophia was built as an Orthodox Christian church, converted into a mosque in 1453 and made into a museum in 1935. Erdogan's Islamic-leaning government has discussed converting the structure back into a mosque. (Kayhan Ozer/Pool Photo via AP)
March 31, 2018 - 10:05 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president recited an Islamic prayer Saturday in the Hagia Sophia, a historic Istanbul landmark that has become a symbol of interfaith and diplomatic tensions. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on guests attending the opening of an art festival to join him in silently...
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March 09, 2018 - 5:26 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Some Kentucky lawmakers are upset about a self-described Capitol chaplain's invitation to a Bible study in a government building about "Why the President is righteous and those against him are wicked." The Courier Journal reports lawmakers received the invitation in their...
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In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, ash plumes rise from the volcano on Kadovar Island, Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific. Seismic activity beneath a Papua New Guinea volcano could mean a major eruption is imminent. Thousands of people have been evacuated from islands surrounding Kadovar Island, where a volcano has been erupting since Jan. 5. (Brenton-James Glover via AP, File)
January 19, 2018 - 2:18 am
Ash plumes rise from the volcano on Kadovar Island in Papua New Guinea, indicating a major eruption could be imminent. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a Rohingya boy from Myanmar looks up as other refugees study Islam's holy book of Quran in a makeshift mosque at the...
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A door opens to the "Exodus" section at the end of the "Passover" presentation inside the Museum of the Bible, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. The project is largely funded by the conservative Christian owners of the Hobby Lobby crafts chain. Hobby Lobby president Steve Green says the aim is to educate not evangelize. But skeptics call the project a Christian ministry disguised as a museum. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 16, 2017 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family's $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a Supreme Court fight over birth control and donating tens of millions of dollars...
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November 10, 2017 - 7:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama state official is citing the Bible to defend the Republican U.S. Senate candidate accused of sexual advances on girls. State auditor Jim Ziegler says "Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter," suggesting that Roy Moore acted in a divine tradition if he in...
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FILE – This undated photo provided by the Dauphin County Judicial Center in Harrisburg, Pa., shows Rhonda Kemp Shoffner of Middletown, Pa., who beat and tried to strangle her daughter on March 14, 2017, for incorrectly reciting Bible verses. Shoffner was sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 25 to two-and-a-half to five years in prison, after pleading guilty to charges including aggravated assault of her daughter, who was younger than 13. (Dauphin County Judicial Center/PennLive.com via AP, File)
October 27, 2017 - 11:50 am
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who beat and tried to strangle her daughter for incorrectly reciting Bible verses has been sentenced to prison. Forty-one-year-old Rhonda Shoffner was sentenced Wednesday to 2½ to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges including aggravated...
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September 14, 2017 - 12:15 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on a fire at an Islamic school in Malaysia (all times local): 11 a.m. A fire department official says the initial investigation into a fatal dormitory fire in Malaysia showed the school had just applied for building safety approval. The official, Soiman...
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