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Unfriending God on Facebook

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 09.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erris Langer Klapper

It wasn't the first time I woke up to something like this on my Facebook newsfeed: "Grandma is sick and we're not sure how long she has... Please keep...

Yom Kippur 2013/5774: "Restoring the Arc (of A Love Affair)"

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

The prophet Isaiah is on my mind and in my heart more and more. His voice rings in Yom Kippur's Haftarah with messages I fear we've forgotten. With messages I believe we must begin to remember, even if they hurt our hearts. Especially because they hurt our hearts so deeply.

What Do You Really Really Want This Rosh Hashanah?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

My son Jacob has been playing the Spice Girls 1996 hit "Wannabe" a lot lately. In a flash, the connection between the song and preparation for Rosh Hashanah came to me a few nights ago.

The Pre-Rosh Hashanah Apology: Think First!

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 11.12.2012 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

During this time of the Jewish month, we are considering and reflecting on how we may have hurt others. However, before we utter an apology, we have to consider whether we genuinely wish to bring peace to the other person through our words or bring peace of mind to ourselves.

Symbols Of Repentence In The Irish Church (VIDEO)

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

A video response to Catholic sex abuse scandal in Ireland and an important show of repentence in Dublin.

A New Year's Resolution

Larry Gellman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Gellman

This Yom Kippur there is reason for concern. The politics of rumor, innuendo, and lies -- sinat chinam -- is on the rise in our community and it hurts us all.

Beginning Again

Terry Marotta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Marotta

This past week Bryan celebrated six years of sobriety and returned to Maine to begin the amends process with Paul.

Why Michael Vick Should Be Forgiven

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

you can be forgiven for the bad you did once you have shown a capacity to reorient your life and practice ongoing good, particularly in the area where you caused harm.