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This Election: Three Thresholds & the Left-Out Americans

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In this election campaign, the American people came to the edge of three thresholds. We crossed two of them and turned back from the third. Each thre...

Blasphemy and Freedom

Martin Marty | Posted 03.14.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

"We" cannot solve all the problems at the core of the present tragedy, but those who ask us to begin at home to promote understanding do serve the cause. They may sound weak. They are strong.

The Last Tisha B'Av: A Tale of Jewish-Muslim Reconciliation

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In Jewish tradition, on this very day of disaster Mashiach (Messiah) was born, but hidden away till a generation would come that is ready to make peace and eco-social justice in the world.

Can We See All Earth as the Sacred Temple of Today?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

How can we draw on the ancient wisdom of Biblical Israel as an indigenous people in sacred relationship with the Earth? How can we use this storehouse of wisdom toward helping heal all Humanity and Mother Earth today, from a crucial planetary crisis threatening the very life and health of all of us?

120 Rabbis in Congressional Record: Toward Peace or War With Iran?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The Rabbinic Statement on Moving Step by Step toward Shalom with Iran (initiated by The Shalom Center) has been placed in the Congressional Record by ...

Israel, Hillel, & Idolatry

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Recent controversies within Hillel International, the "home" for many Jewish college students of diverse backgrounds and beliefs, have made public in a sharper way a profound spiritual issue confronting American Jews and their "official" organizations.

Do We Need to Rename God?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

I think we must rid ourselves of the old Name -- Adonai, Lord, King, dominating Dominus -- and address Divine Reality as the Interbreathing Of All Life. That is the Truth, and we are Called to say it.

Join 67 Rabbis: "Step by Step Toward Shalom With Iran"

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

As of Tuesday morning, November 19, 56 additional Jewish clergy have joined with the original eleven signers of the Rabbinic Statement "Step by Step t...

Hanukkah & Earth: The Sacred Green Menorah

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

On Shabbat Hanukkah (this year, Nov. 29-30), we read an extraordinary passage from the Prophet Zechariah. Speaking during the Babylonian Captivity, he envisions the future Great Menorah, taking its sacred place in a rebuilt Holy Temple.

ReNaming God, ReNaming the Climate Crisis

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

For millennia, many readers of the Bible (including me) have experienced the moments when the Voice pronounces a new Name to Moses as among the moment...

Why Jews Around the World Are Praying for the Victory of the Egyptian Uprising

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Michael Lerner

It is impossible for Jews to forget our heritage as victims of another Egyptian tyrant -- the Pharoah whose reliance on brute force was overthrown when the Israelite slaves managed to escape from Egypt some 3,000 years ago.

Let Us Expand the Definition of Terrorism

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

In these days of extremism at home, we cling to a narrow, selective definition of terrorism, while ignoring blatant forms of terrorism in our midst. In doing so, we can't see the forest for the trees.

Tikkun Magazine Is Trying to Silence Me

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

I will continue to tell the truth about Michael Lerner, as long as he continues to lie about Israel. Let him whine to the press about a little glue on his house. If he can't stand the heat.

Pros and Cons of the Health Care Victory

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Without that principle of "caring for each other" and without shaping the program to embody that principle, the Democrats decided to put "winning something concrete" over the idea that changing consciousness should be central.

Winograd vs. Harman in CA Primary: Will U.S. or Israel's Interests Come First?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

By jumping onto the "Israel can do no wrong" bandwagon, Rep. Waxman and Rep. Harman substitute short-term political advantage for a strategy that could protect Israel and its people.