As accompaniment to a bag of popcorn it's delightful; as a piece of cinematic art, however, it is a violent, awful revelation of human hubris, shortsightedness, and self-importance.
Competing claims to Jerusalem as the capital for both Israel and a future Palestine reflect the need for a new architecture of waging comprehensive peace, where the cultural universal domain rises above the geo-politics to become a template of hope.
Shalva Weil's characterization of "wannbe" Jews is itself derogatory and dismissive. Those exploring their heritage or seeking to convert to Judaism should according to our tradition be treated with respect, even if they do not choose to complete their journey.
I am not religious (in the organized religion sense), but I have been on a journey to become and feel spiritual. Why? Because I know there is more and even much more to life than "living in a material world."
Are you smiling and climbing? This week, our community celebrated the life of Joe Gold, t. His eulogy serves as a source of inspiration for each of ...
One of the new phrases of the digital age is "authorpreneur." It refers to writers who become entrepreneurs in order to get their message out and se...
Music and political vision joined forces in a most fertile dialogue. May this spirit of dialogue sow its seeds far beyond Morocco and inspire a world in vital need of it.
As an American Jewish and an American Muslim leader dedicated to the principle that Muslims and Jews should stand up for each other whenever the rights of members of either community are violated anywhere in the world, we are speaking out together against the ever-intensifying campaign of intimidation against the Crimean Tatars.
I have begun to see that nothing can be solved by preaching or hating or disdain alone. That just intensifies people's defensiveness.
You may set, yes, set over you some to hold office, Who are aware that the Breath of Life is One, Uniting all, breathing into life all God's Creation.
We read of Abraham, the first Jew, and the first to discover a Creator. For a moment, let us contrast God's revelation at Sinai when He gave the Torah and revealed Himself to all as Master of the Universe, with Abraham's self-discovery of God in his youth.
Josh Malina, who was also in the cast of "The West Wing," is one of the few in Hollywood that is outspoken in their support for Israel.
Yes, it's absurd and will unquestionably cause some eye rolling to occur, but his ability to tease out the everyday silliness of humanity is dead on.
As a professor who studies attitudes toward death among a wide populace, I ask myself, "Are my Jewish friends in denial?" After all, if death really is our destination, then we cease to exist when we die.
Hollywood Writers: keep the Jewish themes coming and continue to step outside the box. Like Jill Soloway and her co-writers at Transparent, continue to impeccably research your themes.
How do I undo what I've done to Halloween? I don't want him to participate in trick-or-treating, but there should be joy in helping others to celebrate their holidays (like wishing other people a Merry Christmas). Perhaps it's time to start a new Halloween tradition -- even in this rabbi's home.