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Reviving The Spirit And Schmaltz Of The Jewish Deli

Smoked salmon pastrami may sound heretical, but owners of a revisionist Jewish deli in Washington, D.C., say it's all part of a revival of traditional Jewish cuisine.

Phoenix Schools Under Fire For Program Linked To Scientology

A group of Phoenix charter schools is facing criticism for using a teaching tool based on the work of L. Ron Hubbard, best known for founding the Church of Scientology. The tool has concerned parents in other schools, but the Phoenix schools' leader insists it has nothing to do with the church.

Catholics Hope Pope Francis Will Influence World's Economic Problems

The new Pope is both an anti-Marxist who opposed leftist political movements and a humble friend of the poor who has criticized global capitalism. In fact, his positions are in line with those of his predecessors on economic matters — suspicious of any ideology that views humans as economic actors alone. But a lot of people who follow the church say that he will be better than Pope Benedict at getting the Church's message across on economic issues.

Forget Fish Fridays: In Louisiana, Gator Is On The Lenten Menu

Move over, tuna fish, shrimp and clam chowder. Alligator is here for your Friday Lenten meals, thanks to confirmation from the archbishop of New Orleans that it is, in fact, a seafood.

Spanish Town To Host Its First Seder In More Than 500 Years

The Jews of Ribadavia, a small medieval town in the north of Spain, are long gone. But no matter: The town's plan to host its first Passover Seder in centuries is aimed at tourists. Like many cities across Spain, Ribadavia hopes reclaiming its Jewish history will also boost its economy.

Matzo Granola: From Family's Kitchen To Store Shelves

Passover begins Monday at sundown. The Jewish holiday commemorates the mass exodus of Jews from Egypt. For eight days, observant Jews will eat matzo, a symbolic dry, flat cracker, that some say tastes like cardboard. And that taste is what has fueled the entrepreneurial spirit of an Atlanta man and his family.

For Evangelical Leader, Gay Marriage 'Outside Of God's Design'

Host Rachel Martin talks with Jim Daly, president and chief executive officer of Focus on the Family, about the shifting religious and political landscape on gay rights and same-sex marriage.