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Atheism Advocate: Religion Is Harming Society And Lives

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

The fundamental problem with religion is that believers--about 5 billion people right now on Planet Earth--are so sure they're "correct" on anything and everything they believe.

Phylacteries and Passover

Roger Isaacs | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Roger Isaacs

The Old Testament has two different commands for using what are called phylacteries (Hebrew, tefillin): one in Deuteronomy, the other in Exodus.

Israel's Shining Light in a World of Indifference

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

As the world looks upon the Syrian blood bath with indifference, the Israeli medical response is an inspiration that the world does not have to accept the status quo.

Turning Weakness Into Strength: A Biblical And Olympic Lesson

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

We often try to avoid our own weaknesses. But sometimes we may find if we put the energy into that perceived weakness, and through that added effort, perhaps what we are really trying to avoid, we can transform that which is weaker within us into something that is strong.

Can You Spare the Bread? Should You?

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

A decade ago, when my kids were young, I would hand them each a roll of quarters when we were visiting New York City, instructing them to give to anyone who asked. Of course, I know very well the potential problems with such an approach.

Usury Is Alive And Well

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 05.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

The emergence of practices like "payday" and "predatory" lending deserve the scrutiny of religious leaders and people of faith.

God's Economic Justice: Year of Jubilee Deuteronomy 15:1-11

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 03.14.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

It is no secret that many persons and families are going through hard times. The rise of unemployment is alarming. Despite these economic realities, I believe that God is calling us this year to be one of Jubilee for our nation, world and global marketplace.

Justice Not Triage: The Year Of The Protester

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

This corporate triage is what lies behind the arrogance of the 1 percent in their treatment of the 99 percent. The result of this triage is societal unrest, instability and an inevitable increase in violence, poverty, disease and war.

Simchat Torah: Remembering Creation One More Time

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

I will celebrate Simchat Torah and hear again the chanting of the Creation, look at our tree and pray that the world will come to be what it should be.

A Message Of Hope On The Jewish New Year

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

Only when we do good together, and see ourselves doing it, will we have hope. God needs us to do this. So does the world.

Rosh Hashanah: The Incomplete Repentance

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 11.28.2011 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

True repentance means asking forgiveness for all transgressions, both those intended and unintended, and even from those wrong-doings of which a person is not even wholly aware.

Gleaning: A Biblical Act Of Generosity

Ali Berlow | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion
Ali Berlow

Picking corn, I mulled it all over. How sorely disconnected we are from our food from where it comes from, how it's grown, who grows it, even how to cook it to who gets access to it.

A Jewish King And Queen Of England? It's Possible

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.17.2011 | Religion
Bernard Starr

What's the chance of running into two Jews at Buckingham Palace and discovering that they are the King and Queen of England? Some curious emerging facts suggest that it could happen.

Bible Quotes on "Worldwide Intelligence Updates?"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Bush proved that the blurring of the line that separates Church and State is not only unconstitutional, it is also wholly dysfunctional.