An Idaho state senator’s description of Hinduism as “a false faith with false Gods” drew calls from Jewish clergy for an apology.
Israeli leaders are cheering the victory of India’s Narendra Modi. The Hindu nationalist is seen as a possible ally against the Muslim world, J.J. Goldberg writes.
120 tattoo artists worldwide inked up clients worldwide with the ancient Indian symbol — abused by the Nazis — as part of campaign titled ‘Learn to Love the Swastika.’
One-time Jewish fraternity brother Steven Silberfein left his roots to become a Hindu honcho and founder of the annual Bhakti Fest, a 1,500 person Hindu yoga retreat.
There are 14 million Jews worldwide, or a paltry .4% of the global population. And Jews are among the oldest major faiths with an average age of 36.
The Hindu American Foundation has started a “Take Back Yoga” campaign as an attempt to educate the American public on yoga’s Hindu roots. The group is not asking for yoga practitioners to become Hindu or even further study the religion, but just to be aware that many of yoga’s practices are linked to Hinduism. They feel that yoga has been sucked into this rootless, ahistorical “spiritual” category, when in fact is a tradition that is connected to a religion.