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Unraveling Jewish-Christian Relations in the Late Middle Ages Through a Passover Haggadah

In 1489, a magnificent illustrated Passover Haggadah was sent as a bequest to the Monastery of Saint Quirinus at Tegernsee in southern Germany. Shortly afterwards, the monastery’s librarian sent the book to a Dominican friar named Erhard von Pappenheim, a Hebraist and expert on Jewish practice, and asked him to write a prologue. In response, Erhard wrote a remarkable treatise that is arguably the earliest quasi-ethnographic account of Jewish practice in early modern Europe and an extraordinary window onto a fifteenth-century Christian’s perception of Jews and Judaism.

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A 350-Year-Old Copy of the Tanakh Finds Its ‘Twin’ at the University of Haifa Library

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A rare copy of the Tanakh (Old Testament) that reached Israel in a circuitous fashion and was donated to the University of Haifa by the late film producer and director Micha Shagrir, was reunited with its “twin”.

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Religion and Support for Birth Control Health Coverage Can Mix

Religious affiliation doesn't necessarily predict a woman’s views on reproductive health care policies like birth control coverage.

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Professor’s Books Offer Insight about Rutilio Grande

Theologians book offers insight into the life of Fr. Rutilio Grande, S.J., who may be headed for sainthood.

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Religion Can Help College Women Who are Sexual Victims Deal with Distrust, Baylor Study Finds

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College women who have been sexually victimized not only fear their attackers — or those similar to them — but often have trouble trusting anyone after being assaulted. But religion can help them cope and overcome the emotional damage, according to Baylor University research.

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Keep Your Enemies Close? Study Finds Greater Proximity to Opponents Leads to More Polarization

Encouraging adversaries to have more interpersonal contact to find common ground may work on occasion, but not necessarily in the U.S. Senate, according to new research.

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Religion Can Help College Women Who are Sexual Victims Deal with Emotional Damage and Distrust, Study Finds

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Many Religious People View Science Favorably, But Reject Certain Scientific Theories

A new study finds that many U.S. adults — roughly one in five — are deeply religious, know a lot about science, and support many practical uses of science and technology in everyday life, but reject scientific explanations of creation and evolution.

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UK Computer Science Professor Leading Major Breakthrough in Reading Ancient Scrolls

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University of Kentucky Department of Computer Science's Brent Seales is on his way to making history, and uncovering it, with revolutionary software and 2,000-year old Herculaneum scrolls.

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U-M Experts Can Discuss Papal Visits to Sri Lanka, Philippines

Pope Francis on Thursday visits the Philippines—one of the most devoutly Catholic countries in the world. Professors at the University of Michigan are available to discuss the pope's leadership challenges and the Church's influence in the country and other parts of Asia.