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Keeping Our Brothers, Keeping Ourselves: The Importance Of Personal And Communal Repentance

Ari Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ari Hart

We may not fix all the wrongs done by our fellow Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, or Hindus, but we have the power, and the responsibility, to be constantly improving ourselves and our communities.

Yom Kippur, 2010 -- I Plead Guilty

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bradley Burston

May our children see each other for what they are, sisters and brothers. And after all that they've gone through, for their sake if not for ours, inscribe them for a year of peace.

Huffington Post Readers' Picks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week, to celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, we published "8 Favorite Fictional Jewish Characters In Books". Readers responded in drove...

Should A Book Pass The "Dead Tree" Test?

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

Do you feel strongly enough about the impact of what you have to say that you can live with cutting down trees to make your book?

Americans Need National Repentance and Atonement

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Lerner

America needs a period of atonement before rushing into the same mistakes we've been making globally and domestically. The Jewish tradition is useful in that it not only focuses on individual lives, but on collective responsibility.

Ian McEwan: Americans Are 'Profoundly Bored' By Climate Change

Telegraph | Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

McEwan blamed American apathy for the negative reviews afforded to Solar, his satire about global warming. The New York Times critic dismissed Solar ...

Ian McEwan's 'Solar': The Fat Man's Vengeance (New York Review)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Wood The New York Review of Books The Fat Man's Vengeance "Solar" by Ian McEwan Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 287 pp., $26.95 "He had it coming,...

London Book Fair: Hollywood Scouts Crawling, But Are They Buying?

Variety | Adam Dawtrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The London Book Fair has overtaken its rival in Frankfurt as the destination of choice for Hollywood scouts looking for books to turn into films or TV...

Ten Books That Influenced Me: In a Blink

Lea Lane | Posted 07.11.2013 | Books
Lea Lane

When I got my MA in English Lit I had to read more than 100 great works. I was 22, and didn't have much of an idea about the great themes or historical context. I was overwhelmed and pretty clueless. But the following books changed my life

'Solar': Ian McEwan's Comic Take On Global Warming

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — A warming planet, deadlocked politicians, feuding scientists. The headlines about climate change are a source of worry and satisfaction...

Jesus Did Not Say 'Forgive and Forget'

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anne Dilenschneider

According to the VA, at least 30% of American servicewomen (and many men) have diagnosed cases of Military Sexual Trauma, a form of PTSD. The perpetrators are usually servicemen and commanders.

The Golden Globes a Disappointment: Gervais was Mixed and Lots of Winners Weren't Prepared

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Golden Globe awards are often the best of the awards shows, because they're more freewheeling and it appears no one really takes them seriously.

Ian McEwan's New Fiction: The Use of Poetry

The New Yorker | Ian McEwan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It surprised no one to learn that Michael Beard had been an only child, and he would have been the first to concede that he'd never quite got the hang...

The Tone of Our Atonement: A Meditation for Yom Kippur

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

I want to dare to pose the notion of making Yom Kippur a time for softer and longer reflections, about how to make things better, truer, safer for our insides and freer from inner terrors.

The Scapegoat's Apology

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

William Calley has apologized for his role in the My Lai massacre; now it's time to atone.

The Morality Police and the Divine Feminine

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

I am appalled at the coverage of Governor Mark Sanford's infidelity to his wife and sons. I am appalled at the moral posturing. I am appalled that we think we have the right.

Empathy for Society's Child

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

I want someone on the United States Supreme Court who can look back at actions that were wrong, feel a sense of injustice and make amends, even if the act happened forty or fifty years ago.

Joe Wright's The Soloist Exploits the Skid Row Community

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Milazzo

Instead of telling the tales of the homeless, the film portrayed them as a Fellini-esque monolith -- a tainted Gomorrah teeming with decadence and dereliction.

Obama Doesn't Need to Atone, May Seem Out of Touch

Sam Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sam Sanders

Many American voters want to see a person like themselves, someone who has atoned for past mistakes and is reborn as a dedicated public leader. Unfortunately, Obama does not fit in this mold.

"Atonement" Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan, 13, On Life In The Spotlight

USA Today | Donna Freydkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In Atonement, Saoirse Ronan coolly, purposefully destroys her sister's life by accusing her lover of a rape he never committed. She's quite convincin...

Day-Lewis Wins at British Academy Awards

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — Daniel Day-Lewis won the best actor award at the British Academy Film Awards Sunday, cementing his place as an Oscar favorite for his r...

Top Oscar Contenders Flounder At Box Office

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

One film has an oblique ending that's left some viewers dissatisfied and others floored by its profundity. The other features a slowly developing plot...

'Atonement' Star James McAvoy's Tiny Home And $2000 Car

Daily Mail | Ewan Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

If British actor James McAvoy wins the best actor BAFTA for which he has been nominated, there are likely to be few guests gracing any after-awards pa...

"Atonement" Lead British Award Nominations

AP | Jill Lawless | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The tragic period romance "Atonement" dominated the race for the British Academy Film Awards, with nominations in 14 categories, including best pictur...

Atonement's Stars Talk Oscars, Love Scenes And Paparazzi

Entertainment Weekly | Dave Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

If you'll pardon Keira Knightley for a minute, she needs a smoke. ''It's really rude to do this,'' she says in the middle of an interview on the rooft...