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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
With a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from FIU Online, you'll earn an interdisciplinary degree that provides a thorough study of the history, beliefs and practices of the world’s religions. You'll explore eastern and western religions, learn to think critically, and develop exceptional skills as a researcher and writer. The curriculum is comparative and cross-cultural, with a focus on peace and conflict, and gaining a deeper understanding of communities of multiple religious faiths.
Dr. Parfitt: Religious group from Arizona claims DNA testing proves that Igbo tribe are not genetically Jewish, drawing ire.
Thursday Sept 28 at 9am-12:30pm and 2pm-5:30pm GL 442 Friday Sept 29 9am-3pm GL 220 - This event will be presented in Spanish -
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Sept 11, 2017 at 7 pm Jewish Museum
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