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The Land That I Will Show You

Rabbi Eitan Webb | Posted 12.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Eitan Webb

This conflict is core to the Jewish belief system. In the book of Bereishis (Genesis), Abraham, the forefather of the Jewish people, is called by G-d and told to "go for yourself, from your land, and from your birthplace, and from your father's house, to the land that I will show you." Why would G-d do this?

Do I Have to Start All Over Again? Yes. Every Day.

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

Do I have to start all over again? For better and worse, yes. So let's embrace the reality that we can renew ourselves for the better.

In the Spittin' Image of God

Nancy Fuchs Kreimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nancy Fuchs Kreimer

I believe that no matter who you are -- a bearded orthodox rabbi or a hijab-wearing Muslim woman -- you are, simply by virtue of being human, the spittin' image of the one and only God.

Rabbinic Rulings and the Rectal Route: Yom Kippur's Curious Path to God

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Angela Himsel

If a caffeine suppository offers you a path to God, I say hallelujah. The end justifies the means.

Upside Down Judaism: Why Are Progressives Studying Talmud?

ReligionDispatches | Aryeh Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

What does it mean that conservatives, and some Orthodox, have begun to agitate for social justice, while progressives, traditionally secular, are "tak...