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Avinu Malkeinu

Fears, Goals and Trade-offs: The Makings of a Meaningful Conversation

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

As we go through life, we are not always prepared for the roars of the cannon, momentous changes that alter the course of our lives. For example, any one of us or our loved ones may seem perfectly healthy one day, then receive a serious diagnosis of illness the next.

Dynamic Connections: The Theology Of 'The Runaway Bunny'

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

The children's classic "The Runaway Bunny" might seem an odd place to begin a theological reflection. But for a child who has ever tested the strength of a parent's love, this story offers both reassurance and challenge.

Uncomfortable God Metaphors In High Holiday Prayers

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

I do not conceive of God as a person and find the symbol of an autocrat to be problematic, rather than majestic. Yet the melody of the Avinu Malkeinu remains haunting, and the effect it has on me is powerful. That is, until I stop to think about the meaning of the words themselves.