Dori, a Jewish educator, began writing these books because she too was looking for modern Jewish books for her own children as well as for the students she was teaching. The options become very sparse for middle school age children who were used to more challenging books like the Harry Potter series.
It's been more than six years since Senator David Vitter (R-LA) admitted that he had engaged, regularly, in the crime of soliciting prostitutes. "Thi...
Social media too easily permits us to impulsively act, speak and display these otherwise misguided, repressed feelings of intolerance and prejudice to the world in milliseconds. And once it's out there, you can't take it back.
The real point is that we must continue to hold institutions accountable for the behavior of its officials, something that never happened back in the days when bribery and cover-ups were de rigueur.
Should we really have to deal with these super-complex rules that the airline industry throws in our way? We shouldn't have to absorb pages of complex information in order to fly with a little class. The fix is pretty simple. It is equal parts reform and disclosure.
Sam Harris is offering $20,000 to anyone who can refute, disprove the central thesis of his book The Moral Landscape.
How the United States should respond to Assad is far from clear. If we think a strike would help, though, then we shouldn't let others' reluctance stop us from taking the lead. Maybe what this country is actually all about is doing something.
Taken together, the Niebuhrs represent a tension at the heart of American liberal democracy: the desire to stand against evil decisively versus the need for self-reflection central to a moral community.
The roots of charity, empathy and altruism are not in religion, they are in our evolution -- these are the roots, but we can rise above them. We have begun to. Isn't it time we grew from our adolescence to the young adult stage of our existence?
I keep asking, as the accident replays in my head, if I should have stopped. Even after everyone I told me that calling 9-1-1 was more than enough, my perceived moral failure continues to trouble me, and probably will for the rest of my life.
The reason why the penalties are appropriate is encapsulated in the word "culture." What happened at Penn State is not just about the isolated actions of certain individuals; it is about the institution as an institution.
From a moral point of view perhaps the best that can be said about the case of Syria is that it has the potential to make us rethink the limitations of traditional just war theory. Alternatives to that theory, however, are not going to be simple, easy, or without moral complexity themselves.
Doing what you think is right does not necessarily mean doing the popular thing. In fact, it often means doing that which is unpopular. While no one wants to be attacked, that is the price you should be willing to pay.
By miniaturizing matter, science fact will look like science fiction. Very soon we will create human tissue, make super-fast computers, and invent new cures building them atom-by-atom.
I actually do not know what system would be better, though I am willing to work with others to create one. Perhaps, a possible solution is more subtle than a change of systems. One of the communal moral corrosions that I see all around will help explain this -- a lack of satisfaction.
The United States has an ethical obligation to intervene in the humanitarian crisis plaguing Syria. This obligation is not born from seeking to "spread" western principles of governance, but rather to ensure the sustainability of civilization itself.