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A New Beginning: Parshat Bereishit

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 11.23.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Cain gets a pep talk from G-d but then goes out and kills his brother Abel. What was he thinking? And why do we continue to make the same mistake?

In The Beginning: God As A New Parent

Alicia Jo Rabins | Posted 12.16.2012 | Religion
Alicia Jo Rabins

If we're made in God's image, could it be possible that our Maker also experienced new parenthood as a crazy challenge, making God vulnerable -- metaphorically sleep-deprived -- and deeply in love with those helpless naked creatures.

Renewing Creation: Genesis And Sustainability

Jeremy Benstein, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Jeremy Benstein, Ph.D.

The human mission is to work, to produce, to develop -- but at the same time to preserve, to guard, to be vigilant that the work doesn't get out of hand. It must remain, in a word, sustainable.

Simchat Torah: The Dance Of White Fire

Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman

On Simchat Torah we do not emphasize studying Torah. Instead we dance on the white fire as if all is an open book waiting to be revealed.