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Pagan News Beagle: Faithful Friday, January 22

Jews in Britain celebrate their heritage and their survival in the face of centuries of persecution. A Taoist offers perspective on mourning and facing death. And an interfaith calendar is provided which outlines some of the most important holidays and festivals of the year. It's Faithful Friday, our weekly segment on news about faiths and religious communities around the world! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

For centuries, European Jews have lived as a detested and widely persecuted ethnic and religious minority. Today, their circumstances are better, which is worth celebrating. But that doesn't mean they can forget the past. Harriet Sherwood writes for The Guardian about how Jews in Britain reconcile the two during their Hanukkah celebrations.

Facing death is never easy. But sometimes peace can be found in its contemplation. Taoist blogger Casey Kochmer responds to a reader about how to face death and release one's self from suffering, among other questions.

If you're a Pagan woman, have you thought of wearing a hijab to support Muslim women and combat their harassment? If so, you'd be far from alone but Muslim blogger Dilshad Ali doesn't want you to feel pressured. But she'll be appreciative of the gesture if you do.

Sometimes when we talk about meditation, we make it sound easy and relaxing, but it often isn't. In fact, it can be frustratingly difficult. But that doesn't mean you should abandon the practice says Rachel Machacek. Indeed, the struggle is often part of the process.

Everyone in the West knows Christmas, Easter, and Halloween. But what about Ramadan? Or Visakha Puja? Or Setsubun? If you're interested in catching up on and monitoring the holidays of the world's major religions, The Huffington Post has got you covered.

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