For rabbis, the Jewish High Holidays are a ratings period. Synagogues are packed with people — many of whom attend only a few times a year — expecting to be impressed and even entertained by the sermons. This year, some rabbis are getting help from Hollywood."
An emerging Christian movement, that seeks to take dominion over politics, business and culture, in preparation for the end times and the return of Jesus, is becoming more of a presence in American politics.
In the third installment of our weeklong Here, There series on the abortion debate in other countries, we go to Portugal. The Portuguese government legalized voluntary abortions up to the 10th week of pregnancy in 2007.
As a heat wave grips large parts of the country, ask yourself this: Would you turn down a glass of water? If you're Muslim, you probably would, because it is the month of Ramadan, when Muslims can't eat or drink from sunup to sundown.It's a bit of a challenge, says Omar Shahin, an imam in Phoenix.