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Entries by Rabbi Michael Bernstein from 12/2012

Face-to-Face With Darkness

| Posted 12.21.2012 | Religion

Having spent this week celebrating light during this Season of Light, we now are called upon to be face to face with a darkness that also runs deep. We are beset with the lingering fears and heartbreak that will be imprinted by this terror. How can we turn once more to the light?

The Second Amendment and the Second Commandment: Being Responsible for Those Created in the Divine Image

| Posted 12.27.2012 | Religion

There is room for debate about which weapons lend themselves to fostering self defense of life, liberty and property. But to be truly mindful of the Second Commandment -- and the Second Amendment -- we must stop idolizing and glorifying any weapons as cultural ornaments and markers of identity.