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NY Times: Memorizing the Way to Heaven, Verse by Verse

NY Times: Memorizing the Way to Heaven, Verse by Verse

The carpeted room is full of children in skullcaps crouched on prayer mats, reciting verses from a holy text. Some mumble the words under their breath; others sing them out. They rock back and forth as they chant, their disparate voices blending into an ethereal...