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In Nigeria, 'A Very Jewish ... Very African' Community

The Jewish Igbo may not be recognized by Israel's rabbinate, but that doesn't stop them from being devoted to their faith. William Miles, who wrote about them in the book Jews of Nigeria: An Afro-Judaic Odyssey, talks with Michel Martin about celebrating Hanukkah in Abuja.
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The 'Bishop's House' Makes The Season Merry And Very, Very Bright

Every holiday season, members of the United House of Prayer for all People go all-out, decorating the home of their bishop with hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights. The lighting tradition grew out of a dark period in D.C. history, after the riots in 1968.

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Washingtonians Bridge The Gap Between Jewish, Christian Traditions

When one parent is Christian and the other is Jewish, creating a religious life for your family can be complicated — but some local families are finding a way to embrace both traditions.

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Friday Night Lights: Family Keeps Sabbath In 21st-Century Way

Ann Sablosky and Stephen Rockower have found a decidedly high-tech way to preserve their family's religious traditions even as their children have moved to far-flung corners of the globe.

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'Torn': Living As An Openly Gay Christian

Justin Lee grew up in a Southern Baptist family. At age 18, he came out to his family and church, who had trouble accepting him as a gay man. Lee later started the Gay Christian Network to encourage a dialogue between gay Christians, their families and their churches. His new book is Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays Vs. Christians Debate.
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White House To Light National Menorah

The White House lighting of the National Menorah is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, and is expected to draw thousands of people.

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Gay Orthodox Jews Prepare For Hanukkah

Jewish families will gather this Saturday night to celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah. Host Michel Martin takes a look at some of the not-so-typical families who are changing the face of Judaism. She speaks with Rabbi Steven Greenberg, one of the pioneers of a growing movement of openly gay Orthodox Jews.

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