Carnival in Rio: The Beginning of Lent

Carnival in Rio: The Beginning of Lent

This year, I am in Rio de Janeiro as Christians around the world begin the season of Lent and await Easter which occurs on April 5. Lent is a period of sadness and reflection. To me. it is very similar to […]

Among those attending the rally for unity and peace and understanding are John Marano and Silvio Mazella

In the Bronx the Silent Majority Prays for Peace and Sparks Plans for a Future March

As the sun set over Pelham Parkway on January 16th, a unity rally for peace and understanding took place. As the sun continued to disappear in the sky, the Jewish Sabbath began, the Muslim Day of Rest was ending and […]

by · January 18, 2015 · Editorials, Local Events, Religion
The lighting of the candles. Hon. Joe McManus, judge Larry Schachner, Rabbi Israel Greenberg, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Lewis Goldstein, Councilman Andy Cohen, Aurelia Greene, Arlene Salman, judge Barry Salman, Judge Mitch Danziger and Hon. Amir Sagie

Chanukah Celebrations Continue with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

On December 18th, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual celebration of the holiday of miracles: Chanukah. As in the past, the Borough President stressed the importance of ecumenicalism and diversity in the borough of The Bronx. Students […]

by · December 19, 2014 · Cultures, Holidays, Local News, Religion
The Menorah on City Island

The Bronx Celebrates The First Night of Chanukah

At sundown on December 16th the celebratory holiday of Chanukah began throughout the world. In the Bronx, Menorahs were lit in many households and in many communities in The Bronx. Elected officials, community residents, and community leaders of all religions, […]

Happy Chanukah from The Bronx Chronicle 2014

Happy Chanukah from The Bronx Chronicle 2014

The Bronx Chronicle would like to wish our Jewish friends & neighbors a happy and festive Chanukah!  

by · December 17, 2014 · Cultures, Holidays, Religion
CB12 News n’ Views : ‘Tis the Season

CB12 News n’ Views : ‘Tis the Season

by Father Richard F. Gorman, Chairman, CB #12 “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”  These legendary words of the celebrated author, Charles Dickens, the initial ones of his renowned novel, A TALE OF TWO CITIES, […]

by · December 17, 2014 · Cultures, Editorials, Holidays, Religion
Rabbi Kleinbaum with her life partner Randi Weingarten just prior to they're arrest for protecting social injustice.

Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum: A Voice for Justice

I am extremely proud of my Rabbi, Sharon Kleinbaum. On Thursday night she, three other Rabbis and many other Jewish leaders joined in protesting the death of Eric Garner, and condemning a system of justice which needs to be fixed and […]

by · December 6, 2014 · Editorials, Ethics, Local News, Religion
Dr Alagappa Alagappan The founder of Hindu temples in the United States and India. A man of inspiration.

A Eulogy to a Friend’s Father: Dr. Alagappa Alagappan

In late October, Dr. Alagappa Alagappan, the father of my friend Meena Alagappan, passed away. This man represented all that is good on this planet and the need for a humane, loving, ecumenical and humanitarian world. Unfortunately, I never got […]

by · December 2, 2014 · Bronx Personalities, Religion
Iglesia Emmanuel’s Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

Iglesia Emmanuel’s Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

By Contributor Cole Rosengren Pastor Johnny Mercado used his special recipe to cook the turkey for Iglesia Emmanuel’s fourth annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner, but didn’t have a chance to eat any of it. He was too busy preparing for one of the […]

St. Ann's Church in Norwood

Bronx Church Closings & The Voice of Morality!

Across the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan recently announced how scores of parishes would be affected by the largest reorganization in the history of the archdiocese. From Staten Island to The Bronx, there was anguish […]

by · November 16, 2014 · Editorials, Local News, Religion
The crescent moon that determines the start of the Islamic New Year

The Islamic New Year and Eid

Tomorrow night, October 24, the Hijri New Year, also known as The Islamic New Year (Arabic: رأس السنة الهجرية‎ Ras as-Sanah al-Hijriyah) begins. The date of the New Year is determined by the position of the moon. The first sighting […]

by · October 23, 2014 · Editorials, Religion
Pope Francis: A Man of Inclusivity

Pope Francis: A Man of Inclusivity

It was with great joy that I read the preliminary statement from the Vatican regarding a progressive change in the manner in which gays and other non-traditional couples are to be accepted and welcomed as members of the Roman Catholic […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Editorials, Religion
JOHN PHillips, noted animal rights activist and political pundit discussing the need to stop the abuse of Kapparot at a protest in Brooklyn.

Abuse of Animals in The Name of Religion?

By columnist Lewis H. Goldstein Jews all over the world are now recognizing the close of the New Year’s celebration, and the start of Yom Kippur, which is celebrated in many different ways across many communities. Many ultra-Orthodox here in […]

by · October 3, 2014 · Editorials, Religion