Benny Zippel

Sacrifice is a common feature among fast-growing faiths

On Aug. 19, Mohmmad Jbailat will have fasted for 29 days, a pillar of his Islamic faith and an opportunity to show his devotion to God, develop charity toward others... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2012

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Jewish Shavuot celebrates gift of the Torah

For observant Jews, nothing is more definitive of their life and faith than the Torah. So it stands to reason that Shavuot, the second of the three scripturally... Read more »

May 27, 2012

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Utahns mark annual U.S. Holocaust Remembrance Day

Gabi Cheng, a slightly built eighth-grader with close-cropped dark hair and strong Asian features, stood before a few hundred people and read his sonnet honoring... Read more »

April 19, 2012

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Easter, Passover celebrate basic message of freedom from bondage

The scene is repeated every year about this time: Hundreds of Christian pilgrims walk behind a white donkey from the Mount of Olives to the Old City section of... Read more »

April 7, 2012


'Purimania'! Celebrating Judaism's happiest holiday

At Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, they're calling it "Purimania," a joyful celebration of what many consider Judaism's happiest and most fun holiday. Read more »

March 6, 2012


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