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On campus: March 10 - May 20, 2017 Abroad: April 30 - May 7, 2017 Courses (select 1 only) REL 3020 Meditation and Spiritual Development REL 4910 Independent Study Abroad RLG 5397 Yoga Theory and Practicum (Graduate course) REL 3399 Yoga & the Art of Mediation Total of 3 credits For more information: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Easter eggs? What’s a Paschal candle? Easter symbols decoded.
Did you ever wonder about the actual origins of the Zoroastrians of Iran or the Parsees of India? Dr. Tudor Parfitt collected genetic data from Parsees and other Indians and from Zoroastrians elsewhere in the world and this is about to be published as a collaborative article. It is a further example of the way in which genetics can help in understanding religious origins throughout the world.
“Seventy years after the end of the Holocaust the Jewish people finds itself in a somewhat unexpected position,” wrote Dr. Tudor Parfitt, head of Florida International University’s Global Judaism program, in a 2016 address to the committee. Dr. Parfitt described “millions of people,” in places like Africa, Asia and the Americas, willing to step up and become Jews. “The challenge for Israel and for the Jewish people,” Parfitt wrote, “is to decide what to do about it.”
Venu Mehta Master of Arts in Religious Studies