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Episode #1535

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz - Host Bob Abernethy profiles Israeli scholar Adin Steinsaltz as he explains his translation of the complete Babylonian Talmud, a monumental project that took him 45 years. Rabbi Steinsaltz explores Judaism's historic devotion to learning and its reliance on argument as a means to understanding.

Hospice Chaplain - Correspondent Bob Faw accompanies hospice chaplain Kerry Egan in New Bedford, Massachusetts as she listens to and consoles dying patients searching for forgiveness, comfort and the meaning of their lives.

Faith Groups and Immigration - As the Supreme Court weighs the legal challenge to Arizona's strict immigration law, Bob Abernethy and Kim Lawton speak with Catholic News Service's Patricia Zapor about the religious response to the case and why a number of faith groups oppose the law. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This series provides in-depth coverage of the top religion and ethics stories of the week as well as religious and ethical perspectives on domestic and foreign events and the arts. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy, the series brings viewers breaking news through live and taped reports filed by a team of correspondents in the field and interviews with prominent newsmakers.

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