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Elijah

Why We Keep Measuring Our Children's Lives

Heather Choate Davis | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Heather Choate Davis

We have sexy, codified assessments for everything: intelligence, aptitude, risk, odds, and the ever-critical return on investment. Still, when it comes to understanding the measure of a life -- a life well lived, a life of value -- statistics are about as useful as a footnote.

Science Meets Scripture in An Eye on the Sparrow by Sally Roth

Dan R. Fink | Posted 11.04.2013 | Books
Dan R. Fink

An Eye on the Sparrow is a friendly, entertaining and educational book for anyone interested in birds, the Bible or just nature in general. It's a fascinating cornucopia of science, birds, religion, geography and human beings.

Ushpizin And Ghosts Of Sukkot Past

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Religion
Judy Bolton-Fasman

This is my kind of celebration. When I was a kid I loved reenactments of historical events. To that end, I have a wish list of historical figures I've always wanted to meet. Moses and Leah top my list.

Information Age Lessons From Passover

Dovid Efune | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
Dovid Efune

The Jewish Sages of old implemented rituals of remembrance and practice that utilized all possible communicative stimulants that their era presented them with. Perhaps we will be inspired to apply their historic challenge to the trials of our age.

What Can Elijah Learn From Santa Claus?

Rabbi Laura Baum | Posted 06.05.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Baum

As a rational Jew, I can't help but wonder why we give Elijah such a grand role. When stepping back and thinking about Elijah, we have an intellectual quandary to solve: is Elijah worthy of his place at our tables?

Bachmann Reacts To Confrontation With 8-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) reacted on Glenn Beck's radio show Tuesday to an incident last week where an 8-y...

Is The Prophet Elijah Homeless?

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 07.03.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

The Messiah will come when we stop building gatehouses and start opening our doors. Redemption will come when the questions about homelessness are not left to a dedicated few.

Elijah's Empty Chair of Freedom in Oslo

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

Liu Xiaobo was unable to be in Oslo to collect his Nobel Peace Prize. He is just one year into an 11-year jail sentence for subversion because he penned an open letter calling for democratic reforms in China.

My Rosh Hashanah Prayer: A Prayer for the Jewish New Year

Rabbi Naomi Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Naomi Levy

Peace is in our hands. Forgiveness is in our hands. Comforting others is in our hands. Can you imagine what this world would be like if every person claimed his or her true identity?

Obama's Passover Seder

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thane Rosenbaum

Israel's head of state ultimately left America as if he had been banished from Egypt, passed over like some dime store diplomat.