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John Muir Was Right: Climb the Mountains

Barbara Mossberg | Posted 04.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Mossberg

Halfway up an erupting volcano, I remember I am afraid of heights. Thousands of feet up and hanging on, there is no time like this for thinking about ...

David Laventhol, Moses, and Newspaper People Wandering in the Wilderness

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.10.2015 | Media
BJ Gallagher

Be understanding and compassionate -- your people are in pain and they will criticize you, question you, berate you, and perhaps even revile you. Forgive them. Love them and care for them - they need good care and feeding on their arduous journey.

Freedom Is Not the Point of Passover

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 04.03.2015 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

On the traditional interpretation, the moral of the Exodus story is that slavery is evil. This moral conveniently allows us to do nothing but gratefully savor life in a free country. However, if the Exodus story is about hard, harsh labor and Egyptians who deserve to be stripped, then we have work to do.

Breaking: Israelites in Sinai Suddenly Achieve Freedom From Pharaoh -- Good Times Forecast

Edwin Black | Posted 04.03.2015 | Religion
Edwin Black

Approximately two million Children of Israel are now encamped in the Sinai following their extraordinary exodus from Egypt yesterday. Just days ago, they were slaves to Pharaoh. Today, they are free men and women, destined for self-determination in a land of their own.

How You Can Harness the Exodus and Easter Spirit of Awakening to Face Down Your Fear of Failure

Macky Alston | Posted 04.03.2015 | Religion
Macky Alston

Moses and the Israelites suffered through the wilderness for 40 years. All that time, they could never be certain where their journey would end, whether or not God would make good on God's promise of liberation.

Moses -- the Perfect, Unwilling, Unlikely Leader

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

Only a leader who nurtures brotherly love instead of lust for power and self-esteem can succeed in Israel. Israel's success lies in its unity, and only such a leader can unite the people.

The Faithful Shopper: Don't PassOver the Easter Treats

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Happy Passover - Happy Easter! As always, I focus on the sugary for these joyous holidays - chocolate treats that promise even sweeter days in the spring and summer to come.

The Story Behind Marble Moses in Netanyahu's Speech

Anav Silverman | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Anav Silverman

While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referenced several cultural, political and historical figures throughout his highly-anticipated speech to Congress on Tuesday March 3, he concluded his historical address with the biblical figure of the prophet Moses.

The Golden Calf: Managing the Noncompliant Client

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 03.02.2015 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

The golden calf passage is usually and correctly taken to describe a gross failure on the part of the Israelites. However, a seldom noticed aspect of the passage is that Moses' first responses are also failures.

Giving Up Something, Or Not Giving Up Something, for Lent

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.23.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

I am not suggesting that we just suppose that everyone around us can be trusted and we need not worry about our personal safety or the security of personal belongings. But I do propose giving up the practice of focusing on the faults of other people and, instead, looking for their good qualities.

Bibi, Moses, and Churchill

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

Netanyahu carries a sense of superiority, self-importance, and an overbearing assumption that only he is correct. That attitude feeds the latest spat between Bibi and the White House which has become a classic example of domestic and foreign policies intertwined in an unhealthy imbroglio.

Why We Know So Little About Moses and Jesus

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.05.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

The dearth of information about the formative influences on towering biblical figures such as Moses and Jesus has invited some skeptics to question whether they actually existed.

Obama Is a Modern Day Moses, Leading with the Paradoxical Commandments

BJ Gallagher | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

Being a change leader is a tall order. People love the soaring rhetoric with which he outlines his vision of a better life. We trust that he has the right stuff to do the job. We want to believe that he'll deliver on his promises. And above all, we want him to be all things to all people.

The Pope, MLK and Moses

Avram Mlotek | Posted 03.15.2015 | Religion
Avram Mlotek

We will soon be entering our field as young and idealistic rabbis. The pope, MLK and Moses serve as some of our role models for this type of spiritual activism. In order for religion to be relevant to our time, it is upon us to leave the confines of the synagogue and enact the change we wish to see.

Why Cartoonists Get Killed

James Heffernan | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
James Heffernan

What happened in Paris surely reminds us of one thing: Pictures move us in ways that language cannot, and no matter how sophisticated we think we are, we will never fully control their impact.

Dear White People

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 02.28.2015 | Black Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

Before you start shouting that "blacks are destroying everything that is white" or that "political correctness is destroying America," here is some historical fact that will prove otherwise.

Chris Gentilviso

Michele Bachmann Knows How To Have A Good Conversation With God

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) doesn't want a lot for Christmas. A few weeks after revealing her Iran bombing wish to President Barack Obama, it l...

Face It, Christians, You Don't Have Ten Commandments

Kate Blanchard | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion
Kate Blanchard

Most American Christians systematically and shamelessly ignore at least three of the Ten Commandments, but it's difficult to imagine someone protesting over merely two or seven or eight commandments.

The One Big Problem With the Exodus Movie

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 02.13.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Perhaps what makes Exodus an engaging film also makes it a dangerous one. The drama becomes secondary to the lesson. War prevails over wisdom. The sensational replaces the scholarly.

'Exodus: Gods And Kings' - Grand! Truly the Most Epic Version of the Story of Moses

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 02.11.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

The landscape of this film is colossal! If you get a chance, watch this on the big screen.

"Troubled" Moses or Traumatic Origins of the Bible?

David Carr | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
David Carr

We have no way to ascertain whether Moses personally suffered from trauma. He lived long before history was written down in Israel and the stories about him are shrouded in centuries of later tradition.

ReThink Review -- Exodus: Gods and Kings -- Whitewashing Gets Biblically Bizarre

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Kim

Usually when a film depicting a story from the Bible is made, the main danger for a studio is angering religious groups who feel that the film is attacking their beliefs or strays too far from accepted (or at least favored) interpretations.

Was Moses Armed and Dangerous? The Other Problem With Exodus: Gods and Kings

Rabbi Daniel Brenner | Posted 02.07.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Brenner

You might argue that Moses could have used a weapon when he murdered the Egyptian taskmaster. If he was royalty, he would certainly have had access to weapons. But did he use one?

Moses, Jesus, Mohammed and Company: The Critical Problem with the Prophet System

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Ronald A. Lindsay

You can claim you talk to God in your prayers, but if you want to remain a member of one of the major religions you cannot claim that God has provided you with a revelation that contradicts the views of the accepted prophets of your religion.

Excerpts From Texas's New American History Textbook

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2015 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

And so it came to pass that God persuaded the Founding Fathers that all fellas should be permitted to bear these weapons to protect theyselves from intruders and folks who wore hoodies. Thus was it written in the Constitution and it remains the holiest of all laws in this here land of ours. Amen.