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Friday Talking Points -- Deportation Clarification

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump going to Mexico could have had a certain "Nixon goes to China" flavor about it, and he actually was getting some good reviews for crossing the very low bar of "not totally embarrassing himself or his country" -- at least for the first few hours. Then he went to Phoenix, and Mr. Hyde came back out.

Founded On Faith, Basketball Program Offers Peace, Hope

Louis Bolling | Posted 09.02.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

In 2012, 244 gang killings were recorded in a six month period in Chicago. During the same time period, 124 soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. These facts inspired Chicago's noted activist pastor, Father Michel Pfleger of St. Sabina, to act.

Pizza Delivery Man Overcome With Emotion After Receiving This Tip

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.03.2015 | Good News

A church congregation's giant tip meant so much more to this pizza delivery man than just some extra cash. Jeff Louis, a 22-year-old who works for Gi...

Mystery and the Psyche

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage & beautiful country lies in between." This beautiful quote by poet Diane Ackerman...

Jewvangelist: Parody, Practicality or Prohibition?

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

In a convincingly Jewish fashion (and fittingly created by both Jews and non-Jews), a new YouTube comedy series entitled Jewvangelist is generating a following and providing an opportunity to reopen this challenging internal dialogue.

A Rabbi on the Economy & The Great Gatsby

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf | Posted 08.03.2013 | Home
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

I have long appreciated Fitzgerald's novel as a commentary on the limits of the American Dream that we all hold sacred. Dreams and fantasies, the pursuit of wealth and fame and success--these vanities have been lifted to the highest levels of respect and hope and yearning over the past century.

Watch: The Church Of John Coltrane Recognizes Musician As Saint

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Appreciation and love for music is worldwide, but few revere their favorite musicians as saints. Located in the Fillmore District of San Francisco, T...

How to Green Your Spiritual Life

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Most people who consider themselves at least somewhat spiritual, regardless of their religion or set of beliefs, have realized that caring for the earth is imperative to their spirituality.

Making Synagogue Stimulating Again

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Many of us find the Synagogue services oppressive and stultifying. They're too formal, too long, too boring. Nobody said that there shouldn't be a stimulating and satisfying social portion of a Synagogue.