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From Darkness To Light

Eitan Fishbane, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2012 | Religion
Eitan Fishbane, Ph.D.

Divinity is best characterized as a wondrous light that shines with the mystery of all that was, all that is and all that shall ever be. The eternal. The timeless.

Why Have Faith, Prayer And God Become American Jewish Taboos?

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

I am often struck when reading through our commentators how unabashedly they speak in terms of faith, God and prayer. And how awkward it makes so many people feel today.

God, Life And The Spiritual Practice Of Surrendering 'Complete Control'

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

By letting go we may feel free. On the seventh day, our Creator did not just rest, the Holy One let go. It was God's final and perhaps most important lesson to us. There is a time to let go.

The Confounding, All-Penetrating And Revolutionary Voice Of God

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

If God had wanted to establish a religion at Sinai, there would have been no need for a kingdom or nation. The Torah aims at far more than collective belief or individual enlightenment.

Lighting Up The Darkness: Hanukkah As A Spiritual Practice

Rabbi Shai Held | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shai Held

All around us is darkness. And what do we do? We light a fire. Not a bonfire, but a small fire -- now one, now another, and so forth for eight nights.