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A Jew in the White House -- Halleluyah!

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

My eyes filled with tears thinking about the many miracles that had to transpire to make this moment possible: a young nation imperfectly fighting its way toward a more perfect union, expanding circles of freedom, a deep commitment to religious liberty and diversity.

The Authenticity of Nelson Mandela

Lorna Bright | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Lorna Bright

From his widely acclaimed accomplishments, we all can be inspired to a greater participation in and contribution to the world around us. But along with all of that, there are three inspiring features to be found in the more basic information and experiences of this great man's magnanimous life.

My Mandela

Tom Rogan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Tom Rogan

I never had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela. Yet, like so many others, I feel like I knew him.

Growing Up With Nelson Mandela

John K. Herr | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
John K. Herr

Nelson Mandela deserves a place of honor with the dissidents and dreamers who knocked down the Berlin Wall and defeated the Soviet Union. And I am honored to have grown up watching it happen.

Casting Off Chains, Enhancing Freedom of Others: The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

John Friedman | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
John Friedman

His work went beyond his people to all peoples, and beyond his country to every corner of the planet. If there is justice in this universe, in any form, Nelson Mandela will indeed rest in peace.

Dirty Laundry Is Good for Your Business

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 02.04.2014 | Small Business
MaryEllen Tribby

I know I did not start my business so I could get more laundry done. I started my business so I could turn my passion into income helping other working moms make more money and live a healthy, more balanced life.

10 Reasons To Be Thankful For Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 01.30.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Hand me a microphone, ladies! I've got an announcement: I'm thankful for menopause!

There Shouldn't Be a Job Like This

Navina Khanna | Posted 01.27.2014 | Home
Navina Khanna

What haunts me most is not the countless studies that document the inhumane treatment of animals or the research by the Environmental Working Group that established that each ounce of turkey consumed has the carbon footprint of driving a mile in a car.

In Jamaica, Hanukkah Means Freedom

Rabbi Dana Kaplan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Dana Kaplan

As Jamaican Jews, we have been enormously appreciative of the religious freedom that we have been granted on this glorious tropical island.

The First and Most Essential Step to Abundant Living

Lorna Bright | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

So, if you want more prosperity in your life, don't just think about it. Be it.

WATCH: Happy Thanksgiving! (Making It Even More So)

Brad Yates | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

It's Thanksgiving week here in the U.S., so what could be more appropriate than some tapping to help cultivate an even greater send of gratitude? (...

Arrogance or Love? The Biblical Story of Joseph

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Two years ago, my life-partner, co-author, and often co-teacher Rabbi Phyllis Berman and I wrote and Jewish Lights published a reinterpretation of the...

On the 50th Anniversary of His Assassination, JFK's Message Is More Important Now Than Ever

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

We were once a country that wasn't scared to do the big things, weren't we?

Negative Freedom or Positive Freedom: Time to Choose?

David Coates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Coates

No matter where each of us stands on the key issues of the day, it is time for all of us to widen the debate on freedom in America. We need to move from a focus on negative freedoms to a focus on positive ones. We need to distinguish sharply between liberty and license.

Writing Taboo

Tracy Strauss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tracy Strauss

While sexual abuse may be the context of my memoir, it is not my story. My story, in fact, is not about trauma or anything remotely "taboo" -- my story is about transcendence.

A Proposal for Direct Republics

Judah Freed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Judah Freed

A direct democracy on a global scale is not yet feasible. An interim option is what I name a direct republic: An elected representative body writes the new laws for final ratification by direct votes of the people. A direct republic can work locally, nationally and globally.

Nurit Alon: On Freedom and Being Free

Nurit Alon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nurit Alon

I think that what sets me free is the basic understanding and acknowledgement that at the end of the day, the opinion of others about me is irrelevant to my happiness.

The Reason Every Kid Should Talk Back to Their Parents

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 11.10.2013 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Our families are where we first learn how to say "No" in a safe, supportive environment. If we don't learn to do so there, we won't learn to do so anywhere. If our children can't say "No" to us, they won't say it to anyone.

WATCH: Fear of Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

Brad Yates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Maybe it's because I'm looking forward to the Thanksgiving feast later this month, but this video stuck out today as one to share. I hope you'll find ...

12 Years to Remember

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

You wear the shackles for a journey that seems to stretch on and on. From the coast of Africa, the slave ship travels to the Americas. On the way to Philadelphia, you may stop and stay in the West Indies to be beaten and "broken."

What I Learned From Herman Wallace: Black Panther, Political Prisoner, and Friend

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

Last month, at the age of 71, after 41 years in solitary confinement, and less than three days of freedom, Herman Wallace died of cancer in Louisiana. He once asked me: "Why would you be my friend? Are you forgetting that I don't believe in God?"

Valuing Diversity: The Pathway to Inclusion

Sojourner Marable Grimmett | Posted 12.30.2013 | Black Voices
Sojourner Marable Grimmett

I quickly checked myself before showing that I was alarmed by her reaction, and continued to smile. I imagined that I was the first black person that she had ever seen, and wanted my encounter with her to be a positive one.

The Trouble With Freeing People

Cynthia Jeub | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Cynthia Jeub

My justice sense was tingling. We'd been working to help this young girl get away from her abusive home and church for over a year, and I was finally...

On Our Tides of Freedom

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 12.29.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

You may be distracted by the buzz of the city traffic as you walk along Center City Philadelphia's Market Street. It's easy to walk by the historic marker in front of you when you turn onto Front Street. But this marker is worth seeing.

Take Off the Mask: A Key to Living Authentically

Lorna Bright | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

By believing false or misleading information about your neighbor, you can't possibly see them honestly and clearly. In a way, you've put a mask on them.