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Entries by Rabbi Evan Moffic from 04/2013

Why I Officiate at Interfaith Weddings

| Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion

Part of my job as a rabbi is to embrace interfaith couples and help make Judaism a compelling and important part of their lives. That means being their rabbi at the most sacred moment of life.

Who Else Loves To Pay Taxes?

| Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion

Even though it may seem odd, tax season is actually a perfect time to teach our children about gratitude. Doing so is critical, because our culture does not reinforce it.

March Madness and the Meaning of Life

| Posted 04.10.2013 | Religion

Life doesn't turn out the way we expect it to be. Yet, perhaps we hide in those expectations. Perhaps we hide from today in the plans for tomorrow. Today, however, is not only a bridge to tomorrow. It is a springboard to eternity.

5 Faith Lessons From Indiana Jones

| Posted 04.18.2013 | Religion

Every Israeli secretly wants to be Indiana Jones. Archaelogy is the country's national pastime. Yet, archaeologists and their discoveries often find themselves at odd with traditional Jews. Their findings put into question foundational parts of the Jewish faith.

3 Jewish Values for Earth Day

| Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion

A Jewish view of environmental responsibility demands action and humility. We know that the world is not wholly ours to bend to our will. Rather, it is something given to us in trust for future generations.

How Faith Conquers Fear: The Week After the Boston Terror

| Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion

The goal of terrorism is not simply to hurt and kill people. It is to instill fear. It is to create a climate of uncertainty in which people are afraid to leave their homes and engage in the basic tasks of life. Our best response is faith.

Why Jason Collins Coming Out Matters: A Reflection From His Classmate

| Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion

What a joy to see Collins unleash some of the best impulses within us. He is doing what I wish more religious leaders would do: speak to our highest values, refine our spirits, help us build a better world for all of God's children.