‘Davka,’ Do the Right Thing

‘Davka,’ Do the Right Thing

My professional life has been in the interfaith world for a number of years, and if this short essay doesn’t prove it, nothing will. The word davka is Hebrew and defies explanation. It was the first word I struggled to understand in seminary, where my teacher...

Quebec Bans Sikh Daggers from Capitol

TORONTO (RNS) Lawmakers in the province of Quebec voted unanimously on Wednesday (Feb. 9) to ban the kirpan, a Sikh ceremonial dagger, from the legislature building. The opposition Parti Quebecois said it was acting to underscore Quebec’s neutrality in dealing with...