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A sacred craft: Torah repair

Levi Selwin uses a quill pen and special black ink made in Israel to repair the Hebrew letters on this Torah at the Herzl-Ner Tamid synagogue on Mercer Island on March 21. This Torah is more than 100 years old and probably originated in Germany. Old Torahs need to be repaired from time to time. Selwin, a scribe, or Sofer, from Miami, travels across the country to repair the old scrolls. The Torah contains The Five Books of Moses and is the central reference of Judaism.

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Jesus Culture movement picks up steam in Sacramento region

Jesus Culture planted its Sacramento church in September 2014, and now draws about 2,200 congregants every Sunday, Executive Pastor Zack Curry said. “We’ve been known as a youth ministry, but the church has become multigenerational, with an average age of 37. On Sunday, March 19, 2017, each service attracted about 500 people in folding chairs and dozens more on their feet, nodding their heads in affirmation of Pastor Banning Liebscher’s blend of gospel and anecdote at Folsom High School.

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Trinity Cathedral’s Grant S. Carey devoted life to ministry, teaching

Canon Grant S. Carey was known for his vast knowledge of Episcopal Church history and a love of drama that enabled him to impart the gospel to people of various ages and backgrounds during his four decades as a priest at Sacramento’s Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. He also taught for more than 20 years at Sacramento City College, where he developed the college’s English as a second language program.

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Pittsburgh effort creates hijabs for dolls

PITTSBURGH - Gisele Fetterman, who started the Braddock Free Store and co-founded the excess food collection service 412 Food Rescue, goes to great lengths to instill values of egalitarianism in her three young children.

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The meaning of Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline.

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Jesus Culture movement picks up steam in Sacramento region

Jesus Culture planted its Sacramento church in September 2014, and now draws about 2,200 congregants every Sunday, Executive Pastor Zack Curry said. “We’ve been known as a youth ministry, but the church has become multigenerational, with an average age of 37. On Sunday, March 19, 2017, each service attracted about 500 people in folding chairs and dozens more on their feet, nodding their heads in affirmation of Pastor Banning Liebscher’s blend of gospel and anecdote at Folsom High School.
Lezlie Sterling The Sacramento Bee
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Jesus Culture movement picks up steam in Sacramento region

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The meaning of Ash Wednesday

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Yolo prosecutor announces arrest of Davis woman in hate crime targeting Islamic Center

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