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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 | Books
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.