43 countries officially recognize single state religion. 27 countries officially enshrining Islam as their state religion, 13 countries (including nine European nations) designate Christianity or a particular Christian denomination. Two (Bhutan and Cambodia) have Buddhism as their state religion, and one (Israel) is officially a Jewish state. No country has Hinduism as its state religion.
Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheynu Adonai Echad Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheynu Adonai Echad Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheynu Adonai Echad Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheynu Adonai Echad Your are Lord, over all Adonai Eloheynu Adonai Echad You are Lord, over all Adonai Eloheynu Adonai Echad Heaven and earth will shake At the sound of your name The Lord
Young people have earned a reputation for taking down industries and institutions, from Applebee’s to breakfast cereal. And although many of these critiques are exaggerated, the effect that young people have had on organized religion is indisputable. More than four-in-ten young people are religiously unaffiliated today. It is the most common religious identity among young
It is easy to stumble around, not quite thinking about your actions. Without realizing it, accidentally hurting those around you. It’s difficult to always stop, think, and act. In parshat shemini, there’s a fantastic example of people not thinking first and paying the price. Two of Aaron’s sons, Nadav and Avihu go to make a
let’s try guided practice to help us enter into an experience of Birkat Kohanim the priestly blessing this prayer is composed of three lines each having two components these six qualities a blessing can be felt and experienced both physically and emotionally bring your attention to your physical body pay special attention to the contact
What in the world makes us so embarrassed about the Gospel? “For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2). Back in the gospel of Mark, if you will. I was reading this week in kind of a random fashion and I came across an interesting little
I remember the night, the moment; that my emerging practice of Jewish meditation was starting to change me from the inside out. It was a Friday evening in the summer, I peeled myself away from my desk from my very demanding job and I was racing home trying to get there in time, to do
Jefferies: I flew to Jerusalem, the birthplace of three of the world’s most prominent religions. And thanks to Donald Trump, it’s the new home of the American Embassy. That went over well. Woman: Another day of violent protests in the Gaza Strip, erupting over the Trump administration’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.