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Martin Buber

Criticizing Israeli Policies Is No Longer Taboo: So What Now?

Atalia Omer | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Atalia Omer

The very act of open criticism is a major and necessary step in transforming the intractability of this conflict and the entrenchment of the Israeli occupation.

Parashat Behar: Peacemaking and the Quest for Holiness

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

Placing her reflections on "peace-building" in dialogue with the Bible, I am carrying forward a long-standing conversation with a beloved conversation partner of long standing about a text and a topic that are both dear to my heart.

Getting Older, Not Always Gracefully

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 05.21.2014 | Divorce
Lionel Rolfe

Getting older was supposed to be easier than this -- more like a wonderful long vacation. But of course it hasn't been that way. My wife left me just ...

3 Views of Relationships as a Spiritual Path

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 05.17.2014 | Religion
John Amodeo, PhD

If we want healthy, vibrant relationships, we're invited to see others as they are, including their fears, hurt, and hopes.

Love: Who Cares?

Dan Butin | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
Dan Butin

I am as such much more interested in the question of "how" than of "what." How can we truly hear our students? How do reciprocal partnerships look and work? How do youth engage in their own learning? How is equality sustainability?


Francis Levy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Spike Jonze's Her is about technologic miscegenation--in this case the love of a man for the operating system or OS of his computer. At one point, Jon...

Look Into Others to Find Yourself

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 10.09.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

I have a lot of opinions about whether or not I'm a good person, but when I pay attention to my own behavior, my own actions, I see how far I've come and how far I still have to go along the path.

'Voices & Visions': The Design Of Great Jewish Ideas

Posted 09.18.2012 | Religion

"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." This pearl of wisdom from Martin Buber could apply to taking a visual tri...

A Stranger In A Strange Land

Andrew Luisi | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
Andrew Luisi

Throughout my study in The Holy Land, I have come to the simple realization that "holiness" is everywhere; the question is whether one can approach eye level with their neighbors and finally see the truth that lies beneath the surface.

A Jewish Eco-Theology

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 01.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

We are created in the image of God, but we are not God. Humanity's unparalleled wisdom and power needs to be tempered by humility.

Confucius And Martin Buber: Understanding Goodness

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 09.09.2011 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

There is a remarkable comparison to be made between Confucius' utilization of jen, goodness, and Martin Buber's idea of "I and Thou."

Why 'Do You Believe in God?' Is The Wrong Question To Ask

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

When you're asking a question with an expected answer, and that answer is the opposite of what you hope it will be, there's no constructive dialogue. It simply comes off as a judgmental attack.

The Allure Of Narcissistic Spirituality

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Alan Lurie

The desire to control others in order to create a "perfect" environment that nurtures our sensitivities is a calling card of spiritual narcissism. True spirituality takes place in the holy messiness of the world

Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...