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Academy for Jewish Religion

(Re)telling God's Story

Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D.

The Exodus story is not just about a group of slaves who managed a successful escape from an evil king. God arranged an event that would become a story, one to be told and retold, generation after generation. But why?

The Pope's New Clothes

Rev. Jerry Campbell | Posted 05.18.2013 | Religion
Rev. Jerry Campbell

In accepting the papacy, Pope Francis now is shrouded in the protection of the church's political vestments. As representatives of an interreligious university, we trust that Pope Francis will wisely recognize the transparency of his new clothes and hew to the naked simplicity of his namesake's example.

Cast Your Lot With Goodness: A 2,300-Year-Old Lesson For Today

Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D.

When humans take the risk to act with virtue and courage, invisible forces conspire on the side of good. Those who use power to do evil will fall, tripped up by their own tortuous machinations.

A Woman's Dreams -- In The World Of Rabbis

Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D.

For the first time, a woman -- me -- is taking the helm at the Academy for Jewish Religion, only the second woman ever to hold the presidency of a rabbinical school. What does it mean?