Strength In Unity at a Time of Fear

A gathering of the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis last month featured a pair of unusual speakers: the leaders of Boston’s largest mosque. Shaykh Yasir Fahmy told more than 50 rabbis about growing up in New Jersey and studying in Jordan and Egypt. He taught a celebrated religious text about the angel Jabril (Gabriel) and the Prophet Mohammed. Yusufi Vali, the mosque’s executive director, spoke about … Continue reading Strength In Unity at a Time of Fear

Printing the Ancient Way Keeps Buddhist Texts Alive

DERGE, China — The dozen or so Tibetan men wearing aprons sat in pairs in low chairs, facing each other. Each pair bent over a thin rectangular wooden block and worked by sunlight streaming into the second-story room open to a courtyard. Their hands moved quickly. Over and over they went through the same motions, several times each minute: One man slathered red or black … Continue reading Printing the Ancient Way Keeps Buddhist Texts Alive