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Pope Francis and the Paradox of Faith

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

I periodically go to religious services for their moments of quiet and reflection. Too often I leave feeling the faith leader missed an opportunity to reach the congregants and to advance the cause of humanity. But I am also fortunate to know some faith leaders who, like the Pope, dare to show the way.

Drug Policy: Tipping Into Tikkun

Jane Marcus, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Crime
Jane Marcus, Ph.D.

Millennials, with their progressive political leanings, are voting alongside baby boomers, whose past experiences are leading them to question whether we should be following a different path with regard to marijuana.

'I Did, I Do, I Will... Alas, I Simply Can't Anymore': Marking the End of a Same-sex Couple's Spiritual Bond

Margaret Moers Wenig | Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Margaret Moers Wenig

Jewish law permits one person to petition another for release from a vow she has made (hattarat nedarim), and permits a person to release another from the bonds of marriage (by giving a gett). But what words might a same-sex couple use for such a rite of release?

The Rebellious Man Of Faith

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 02.11.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

In constant struggle against malevolent forces who seek to defeat him, Jacob gives birth to a new concept of religion: not the subservient man of the spirit, but the rebellious man of faith.

Israel Without Rupert Murdoch

Dovid Efune | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media
Dovid Efune

For Israel and the Jewish community, however, the fading or possible fading of Murdoch's star should serve as a stark wakeup call and reminder that fair treatment of Israel by significant media outlets is never a matter that can be taken for granted.

Why Have Faith, Prayer And God Become American Jewish Taboos?

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

I am often struck when reading through our commentators how unabashedly they speak in terms of faith, God and prayer. And how awkward it makes so many people feel today.